What's your favorite memory of Piggott?
SOS

Grayville, IL

#102 Feb 6, 2008
I remember going to the theater in Piggott and watching E.T. for the first time. In fact I saw E.T. there three times. I miss having a theater in Piggott.
Penny

United States

#103 Feb 7, 2008
flatlander wrote:
I remember the gas being 89 cents a gallon and not really bothering to check to see which was cheapest. Just filling it up. Oh the days to go cruise the loop. Knew everybody who worked at Sonic.
Mrs. Dickinson! She put the fear into me. I made the mistake of cheating on an English test where we had to write 6 or 7 rules. She made me recite them after the test. Of course, didn't know them. Got my first zero and then I had to tell my Mom what I'd done. Of Course, Mrs. Dickinson made sure she was at least in earshot when I did. I NEVER cheated after that. She was a good lady though. Mrs. Veal is another one that I didn't enjoy. I wasn't good at Math anyways, but she just seemed so unapproachable.
Mr. Catterton was a particular favorite for me. I knew him and his family very well as I grew up close to them. He would always invite me in for something to drink when I'd be riding my bike. Take the time to sit with me to just talk while his wife was always busy trying to give cookies or make you stay for dinner. Which I didn't, but at school he was always professional. Remember him smoking that pipe. Who could get away with that now?!
Mr. Reams and his erasers. I'm sure somebody besides me remembers that.
Mrs. Dickinson never really scared me but I always felt alittle intimadated by Mr. Vangilder. Not sure why but even though I work with him now, I still get that same feeling. Mr. Reams loved me cause I was good in biology but he did not like the girl in front of me. Won't say her name but her initials are B.J. Threw an eraser at her one day and hit me with it. It did get me out of a science project though so it was worth it.

Good memories! Well, its almost time to go to school. I'm teaching Mrs. Veal's class today. Hope everyone has a great day!
My2cents

Mountain Home, AR

#104 Feb 7, 2008
Yes Flatlander & Penny, I remember the erasers and chalk flying across the room too. He always said "I'm not your momma and I'm not going to spoon feed you!" Maybe I should of said he yelled that at us all the time.
86 Grad

Humansville, MO

#105 Feb 7, 2008
Mr. Ream's was a good teacher. As I remember, he always had a reason for his outburst. There was always a studid that wanted to test him. He just did not take it from any of us!! When I went to college I realized he was one of the few teachers that had prepared me for what was in store. Looking back after all these years I also realize how much respect I had for him as I do for many of the teachers in the 80's.
flatlander

United States

#106 Feb 7, 2008
86 Grad, I agree with you. Mr. Reams knew we could do better and it frustrated him. It was funny though at the time. He did have my respect as well. We had a fairly good batch of teachers. I think those that left the lasting impressions on us are the ones that made up for the others who didn't leave their "best impressions". You said it right. The teachers of the 80's. I don't know the ones up there now except Mrs. Critter. I hope they are half as good as her and I'll know my child will learn and enjoy it as she goes along.
Penny

United States

#107 Feb 7, 2008
flatlander wrote:
86 Grad, I agree with you. Mr. Reams knew we could do better and it frustrated him. It was funny though at the time. He did have my respect as well. We had a fairly good batch of teachers. I think those that left the lasting impressions on us are the ones that made up for the others who didn't leave their "best impressions". You said it right. The teachers of the 80's. I don't know the ones up there now except Mrs. Critter. I hope they are half as good as her and I'll know my child will learn and enjoy it as she goes along.
many of the same teachers still there that we had. some of them still look the same even though i don't. lol! I am glad that my oldest one has Mrs. Crittenden this year. She will retire before my youngest one gets there. I think that she has the true spirit of a great teacher. many of them do. Luckily only a few teachers we had are no longer with us; Mr. Reams, Mrs. Swift, Mr. Catterton. A good teacher can give you memories that will stick with you for a lifetime. I'm not a teacher but I try to let the students know that I am interested in them and that I enjoy being there. I like to be in town or maybe Wal-mart and having one of the students excited to see me. I like the fact the my daughters have had some of the same teachers I had. When Mrs. Crittenden figured out that Courtney talks to much in class, she knew exactly who she inherited from. I think coming from a small school is fantastic. I think coming from a small town is to. I love the memories of cruising around and around the courtsquare and sonic. You could put 10,000 miles a year on your car and never leave town. Now I have one here that does the same thing and one that will. I liked parking at the Junior Food Mart, gettin a soda and talkin. Thats the first time I got in Eddie's truck. Aerosmiths "Permanant Vacation" album had just came out, was the first music we listened to. I had big poofy (dyed) blonde hair and weighed about 105 pounds. I use to go through a can of Aqua Net hair spray every 3 to 4 days. I would use the hair dryer to blow out the sides. A tornado could have picked me up and my hair would have stayed still. Eddie use to call it hair starch. For the longest time I could not get use to the fact that my hair wasn't suppose to be big anymore. Now they are back to wearing bell-bottoms and we use to wear ours so tight you couldn't hardly get your foot through them. If they wasn't tight enough we would roll them till they were.

Going to football games and not knowing a thing about what was going on but atleast we could see the good looking football players. Going to the homecoming dances and dancing to A-HA, Def Leopard, Whitesnake and all those others that my kids call the oldies. Guess those were the good ole days.
flatlander

United States

#108 Feb 8, 2008
Good ole days.....my daughter at least likes Duran Duran.
Hannah Montana is not so bad I guess unless she pulls a Zoey 101 or Britney. Then we'll have to find something else.

Def Leppard! What else was there? Motley Crue, Journey, Cinderella. All the big hair bands. I guess it went right along with all our big poofy hair.
Well, it's a shame that Mrs. Critter won't be there when our girls get there. I so much hoped for that.
80s child

Rector, AR

#109 Feb 8, 2008
"Def Leppard! What else was there? Motley Crue, Journey, Cinderella. All the big hair bands. I guess it went right along with all our big poofy hair."

POISON--EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN!
Auburn Blue

Dexter, MO

#110 Feb 8, 2008
My2cents wrote:
When I was in the 5th grade, Mrs. McKenny would have us say the Pledge of allegiance every morning, then we would sing the alma mater, and she would read a chapter out of the bible to us. It's nice to say I was part of history when God was still allowed in schools.
I saw Mr. and Mrs. McKenny at Dairy Queen in Kennett last weekend. Looks the same, except her hair is gray instead of black. I saw Johnny Ray and Angie on Halloween....didn't recognize them. Had to ask them who they were.
Auburn Blue

Dexter, MO

#111 Feb 8, 2008
Penny wrote:
<quoted text>
many of the same teachers still there that we had. some of them still look the same even though i don't. lol! I am glad that my oldest one has Mrs. Crittenden this year. She will retire before my youngest one gets there. I think that she has the true spirit of a great teacher. many of them do. Luckily only a few teachers we had are no longer with us; Mr. Reams, Mrs. Swift, Mr. Catterton. A good teacher can give you memories that will stick with you for a lifetime. I'm not a teacher but I try to let the students know that I am interested in them and that I enjoy being there. I like to be in town or maybe Wal-mart and having one of the students excited to see me. I like the fact the my daughters have had some of the same teachers I had. When Mrs. Crittenden figured out that Courtney talks to much in class, she knew exactly who she inherited from. I think coming from a small school is fantastic. I think coming from a small town is to. I love the memories of cruising around and around the courtsquare and sonic. You could put 10,000 miles a year on your car and never leave town. Now I have one here that does the same thing and one that will. I liked parking at the Junior Food Mart, gettin a soda and talkin. Thats the first time I got in Eddie's truck. Aerosmiths "Permanant Vacation" album had just came out, was the first music we listened to. I had big poofy (dyed) blonde hair and weighed about 105 pounds. I use to go through a can of Aqua Net hair spray every 3 to 4 days. I would use the hair dryer to blow out the sides. A tornado could have picked me up and my hair would have stayed still. Eddie use to call it hair starch. For the longest time I could not get use to the fact that my hair wasn't suppose to be big anymore. Now they are back to wearing bell-bottoms and we use to wear ours so tight you couldn't hardly get your foot through them. If they wasn't tight enough we would roll them till they were.
Going to football games and not knowing a thing about what was going on but atleast we could see the good looking football players. Going to the homecoming dances and dancing to A-HA, Def Leopard, Whitesnake and all those others that my kids call the oldies. Guess those were the good ole days.
Now I know who you are! Gotta know about that bodycast someday. Sounds like a story. I'm the same age as your husband.
Auburn Blue

Dexter, MO

#112 Feb 8, 2008
80s child wrote:
"Def Leppard! What else was there? Motley Crue, Journey, Cinderella. All the big hair bands. I guess it went right along with all our big poofy hair."
POISON--EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN!
VAN HALEN ROCKS!
rocks

Dexter, MO

#113 Feb 8, 2008
ac\dc back in black, molley hatchet filrting with diaster.
Penny

Ozark, AL

#114 Feb 9, 2008
80s child wrote:
"Def Leppard! What else was there? Motley Crue, Journey, Cinderella. All the big hair bands. I guess it went right along with all our big poofy hair."
POISON--EVERY ROSE HAS IT'S THORN!
Thats when music was COOL! It's kinda funny, over the past 20 years my hair got smaller and my butt got BIGGER! LOL!
flatlander

United States

#115 Feb 9, 2008
Van Halen always rocks. Like them the best with David Lee Roth though, but they were still good afterwards as well. Forgot to mention AC/DC along with Ozzy. Still like Crazy Train.
The 80s

Kennett, MO

#116 Feb 9, 2008
Chicago and Air Supply had the best love songs! Whitsesnake and Axel were great! As for teachers, I always thought Pam Morris was a super teacher. Everyone loves Critter. I had forgotten about Slave Day. I was a slave, but the school outlawed having it before I got to "purchase a slave." Was it for Beta Club?? I can't remember??
Love this thread

Lemmon, ND

#117 Feb 9, 2008
Can anyone remember when the First Baptist church burned and they held services in the Carolyn Theater?
My2cents

Dexter, MO

#118 Feb 10, 2008
Hey "The 80's", I can't remember if slave day was for the Beta Club but it sounds right. Do they still sell the little green clover thing around St. Patrick's day?
I don't remember the church burning, that must of been before my time. The only churches I remember burning was when it was kinda a thing going on in the south and we lost Harmony (when it was way out in the country), they built back on the highway near Pollard and it burned again. The other church was Gravel Hill, that was my old childhood place and I can't explain how I felt when I drove out there and seen it gone.
I was in the 4-H club years ago and that's where our meetings were. It was Me, Lana Low, Shelly & Kelly McKenny, Deanna Conley, Melinda Finder, Howie, Laura Dalton,(and several more). We'd go to the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, and I got to see Donna Fargo in concert she's the one that use to sing "I'm the Happiest Girl, In the whole USA, walk with me sunshine, walk with me world it's a skippidy do dah day, I'm the happiest girl in the whole USA......." (Geezz that was a long time ago)
Football mom

Dexter, MO

#119 Feb 10, 2008
"Slave Day" was for the Alpha Club. It was a scary thing for us slaves. I have many fond memories of growing up in Piggott. The Carolyn Theater holds many of those, including several proms where the screen got a hole in the middle.

Life moved at a different pace when we were growing up in this town. We stayed in town and found things to do--good or bad. I also remember all the gravel pits and the Carryville Gin on weekends.

They quit doing Jr. Tag Day many years ago. It was always a blast, but too many got into trouble that way.

One of my favorite memories was the bus rides out to St. Francis and Pollard for fifth and sixth grades.
Lucy

Campbell, MO

#120 Feb 10, 2008
I also grew up in Piggott before my dad moved us to southeast Missouri 2 weeks before my junior year.(he was a preacher) I have a lot of fond memories there. Slave day was one of the funniest at school.
The football games and homecoming week with the classes competing with each other. I think we had one of the biggest bon fires ever my freshman year. Everyone was trying to find where everyone was stashing their boxes to steal. HA HA! The pep rallies that started out in the halls and then went to the gym. Some of the teachers that I had were Mr. Rogers, Mr Self, Mr Reams, Mrs Sue Smith, Mr Dunn & Ms Coomer.
I have so many fond memories at Piggott

Hail to the Red and Black,
Hail Piggott High,
Hail Alma Mater,
Ours til we die
We love no other,
All together we-
Dear Piggott High School
VICTORY!
Steve

United States

#121 Feb 10, 2008
My2cents wrote:
Another grocery store was the Rebel Market, it was the building where the dept of human services is now.
I remember on prom night, the Caroline Theater would have the After Prom Movie thing. When I went the movie was "Platoon"
And does anyone remember how the hole ended up in the middle of the screen?
Yes, it was someone from my class that caused it!

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