Memorable moments in Savannah history
Old fart

Tullahoma, TN

#422 Jul 22, 2010
LeRoy wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, I don't remember the name of the band at Teen Town. I do remember they played Wipe Out, and it sounded the same as comming out of the old AM radio, broadcasting from WLS Chicago! Teen Town to me was like being in a fantasy place. I would go watch the Kadets drill, and they would sling those Parris drill rifles in time with each other! Mr. Parris's herd of shetland ponies was something to see. The guys would round them up, and all the Kadets threw their saddles on, and would ride in formation. I hung out there to watch Dianne "Pee Wee" Parrot, I had a crush on her at the time, and she would throw me a smile, an I would turn red! I don't remember a high dive at the pool, but that's not saying there wasn't one there. I remember Lil' Ed williams would usually get a hole in one, on the golf course when he played. Times change, and Teen Town is just a fading memory, but I wonder if Mr. Parris ever got any thanks for all the money, and time he spent on the youth of Savannah? We could use someone like him today!
Do you remember seeing Rooster Robinson up there too?

Since: Jan 10

Chicago

#423 Jul 22, 2010
weedwilldothat wrote:
Yeah...was Randall Boyd not Brent that ran the Music Cove.
Which leads to recalling the good times had by all at Snoopy's in Pickwick (where Jon's Pier is now), and who could ever forget The Kaleidoscope at the edge of Shiloh Park!
I also remember in maybe the early 70's some kind of head shop in the row of buildings beside B & J Sports. Pruetts Exterminating was in those buildings. The shop I am talking about sold black lights, black light posters, incense, beads to hang from the doorway & stuff like that. It seems like that part of the building was painted orange.
Old fart

Tullahoma, TN

#424 Jul 22, 2010
Geraldo wrote:
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I also remember in maybe the early 70's some kind of head shop in the row of buildings beside B & J Sports. Pruetts Exterminating was in those buildings. The shop I am talking about sold black lights, black light posters, incense, beads to hang from the doorway & stuff like that. It seems like that part of the building was painted orange.
LOL, you ole Hippy you......Lee Luse had a paint shop there too...
Hometown girl

Kingsport, TN

#425 Jul 22, 2010
Remembering wrote:
<quoted text>Was it called the Town and Country Store that sold Bobbie Brooks when it was very popular?? I shopped there for going back to school clothes..yellow pants and yellow Mohair sweater stands out as a favorite!ha I can't remember the SO sweet lady that owned it...Mrs. Millie, maybe??
That was my favorite store. It was Ms Minnie Williams, Dennis's Mother and Ms. Stella Crotts. Such great women. Also, Seatons owned by Ms. Louise Seaton. Got my school clothes there every year.
CHERRY

United States

#426 Jul 22, 2010
OH wow.....all these posts...gotta catch up with them soon. You all are doing a marvelous job......Savannah was Mayberry!!!!
CHERRY

United States

#427 Jul 22, 2010
Right quick though....was the Chick-N-Pig thing where that 64 liquors is now.....cause after the Hinton's drive in convo I kept thinking was I wrong....but it was two different places......GOLDEN CHICK IN..now my brain is sore but I think it was there at the DQ site.....never thought of that years..........was it a white sign with like a red chicken out line ( a predecessor to Chik-Filet????? hah)and same for PRONTO PUP!!!!! Man Savannah had the potential to be fat!!!!!!!!!! Food was everywhere!!! That is right on the music store.....soooooooo cool.....and those guys in the wreck....so tragic.....sounds like a movie...kinda....what year are we talking about......on the wreck and all the food places....got more to comment on....but short on time...thanks to all those people who never let the old small town Savannah die....hey that is a good name.....for a magazine....., hey Leroy?
Hometown girl

Kingsport, TN

#428 Jul 22, 2010
These posts have been wonderful and I am so proud to be a hometown girl and remember all these topics that has been discussed. Thanks to all of you for the memories. It has made me smile many times. Leroy, you are the best!!!
CHERRY

United States

#429 Jul 22, 2010
Old Fart wrote:
I was looking thru my 1968 Central Idea Annual and saw a couple of places that have me confused...where was the "Golden Chick-Inn"? the ad says they had burgers and shakes...Then there is an ad for "Chick-N-Pig" on Wayne Rd. I remeber the Chick-N-Pig name, but for the life of me, I don't remember the place. Is that where the DQ is now? When it first opened, I believe that Eddie Shaw and Pap Latimer opened it, but can't remember what it was called...was it the Chick-N-Pig?
OLD FART...how about Old BRAIN Fart.....you did an excellent job.
Annual

United States

#430 Jul 22, 2010
Glad to see you call it an annual.....i still do....now they call call them yearbooks.....never liked that....love annual.
Cheers

United States

#431 Jul 22, 2010
Old fart wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, you ole Hippy you......Lee Luse had a paint shop there too...
4got about Pruett....and that row of buildings......
CHERRY

United States

#432 Jul 22, 2010
Hometown girl wrote:
These posts have been wonderful and I am so proud to be a hometown girl and remember all these topics that has been discussed. Thanks to all of you for the memories. It has made me smile many times. Leroy, you are the best!!!
Aint he though??? Go back and read the last 200 or so......love your name....
Old Savannah Girl

United States

#433 Jul 22, 2010
How is this for a cute name???I am taking it on!!! Ok.....Old Fart, Hometown Girl, Leroy and Ex Bud, Weed, Geraldo and all the great memory banks who have brought all these memories back HOME!!!
ace

United States

#434 Jul 22, 2010
Old Fart wrote:
<quoted text>Was that back when Tommy worked there and Joe would let anybody wash their own car at nite for fifty cents? Koe Blackstock was awful good to the teens..Ace and I were good friends and hot Dog and I had just become friends about a year before.Right after he got that blue camero I guess..Ace's old SS set at his mothers house for years after Ace died...Ace worked his tail off all thru high school to pay for what he had. I always admired him for working so hard.
was that car at the turner kyle area parked next to a house?
Old Savannah Girl

United States

#435 Jul 22, 2010
Geraldo wrote:
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He had a really small store beside Hinton's Drive In where the Gigi Davis building is now. He later had a store on Harbert Dr behind Tiger Mart. I can't remember the name of the business.
Was it Carl Smith that took a turn running the service station where the Worley Cancer building is? That went through several hands but it seems like he had it for a while in the 70's.
Billy Berry too????
BigMouthTellAll

United States

#436 Jul 22, 2010
LeRoy wrote:
<quoted text>Man, do I remember Joe's! Danny Snodgrass, and Terry tedford hung out there. Still remember Terry's red Chevelle, and Danny's Vette, I lusted after those cars! One thing that stands out in my mind about Joe's and that it was the site of David "Hot Dog" Morris, and Little Ace Davis's deaths! I had ran with Hot Dog for a while, everyone loved him, thought he was cool! He would spend the nite with me when he didn't want to drive back to Collinwood. He had a Camaro, with a small block, but all he ever talked about was a Chevelle. He bought a red one from a guy, who lived on Stout st., but I can't remember his name. I was out looking for Hot Dog, town was dead, and I couldn't find him. I think it was on a Thursday nite, and I guess it was fate keeping me alive that nite, for if I had found them, I would have been in the car too! People said that they left XL, and ran straight up the road, into the light pole! Many have theorized what caused the wreck from Hot Dog turning the ignition off on Ace, locking the wheel, to rumors from the guy who owned the car before Dog, stating that the brakes were messed up! No one will ever know, but I know that I lost one of the best friends a guy could have! Everyone loved lil Ace too! It was a shameful loss of two good, young men's lives! Fate was riding my shoulder that nite, and told me to go home!
Wow, I must know you, as I sat many, many nites at Phillip's 66, corner Patterson Rd. I had a fast car too, a Camaro. Drag raced an orange roadrunner out 64 Hwy. many nites. Can't count the whiskey bottles that were stowed under my drivers seat, while cops searched the guys cars. Cops never searched my car, & as soon as they left, the guys would drag the whiskey bottles back out. Terry Tedford had the red & black 68 Chevelle Malibu. David Johson and Dennis Bryant parked across the street at the cleaners most of the time...Hadn't thought of these bunch in years, but, oh, the fun we had on Friday & Saturday nites, just riding thru town & back to Phillips 66.
Hometown Girl

United States

#437 Jul 22, 2010
I remember Ace and the car but I don't remember where his Mom lived.
BigMouthTellAll

United States

#438 Jul 22, 2010
Old Fart wrote:
I was looking thru my 1968 Central Idea Annual and saw a couple of places that have me confused...where was the "Golden Chick-Inn"? the ad says they had burgers and shakes...Then there is an ad for "Chick-N-Pig" on Wayne Rd. I remeber the Chick-N-Pig name, but for the life of me, I don't remember the place. Is that where the DQ is now? When it first opened, I believe that Eddie Shaw and Pap Latimer opened it, but can't remember what it was called...was it the Chick-N-Pig?
Chick N Pig was right beside our now Quick Mart, where the liquor store sits now.
BigMouthTellAll

United States

#439 Jul 22, 2010
if it was wrote:
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You are shaking my brain --I could have died without ever remembering that one but I do remember it now. I used to pick up coke bottles and go to the movies every time it changed in the old theatre.. I would stop in the pool hall and then I would always stop and look in that cafe. you are right about the time also --It would have been around 50 years ago.So you are the one that left that nose print that was on the window with mine. LoL
Thank God, you remember that place. I have talked to many old people & no one remembers that but me. I will never forget that window & yes, I can assure you that was my nose print on that window. I will never forget my daddy sitting in there eating, and me outside staring in. That sight is etched in my mind. Just can't see the name of that restaurant tho.
sweetsugar1954

Jackson, TN

#440 Jul 22, 2010
CHERRY wrote:
Here is some old trivia for you all....
1. Remember when you had to make sure and not get in the "SHOE FACTORY TRAFFIC"? About 4 it was rough getting around when BROWN SHOE let out but thank goodness for it and all those factories which were the bread and butter of many of our Savannah folks and they in turn spent their money at the local supermarkets, eateries,etc we have mentioned before.
2. Wal Mart #3 present site,#2 was in the TSC/Peebles Building, and #1 was across from the high school......but do you remember when it closed at 7 pm???? ha That was late for Savannah then...most stuff closed at 4 or 5.
3. We are on Fred's #3 I think.#2 was at the road that goes in to the Peebles parking lot, and #1 was at the present Orange Blossom Florist. Before it was Fred's, it was Harris Dollar Store I think.....but when it moved, Robert and Grace Taylor put in a draperies and fabric store? When Fred's moved , or right before it moved I think it was called Vic's a while, then back to Fred's? I may have some of that cross ways but please correct.
Help Old Fart and Leroy!!
before #2 freds was at the road that goes into the peebles parking lot there was a green boarding house there beside the first baptist church. i lived there when i was in the 3rd grade
sweetsugar1954

Jackson, TN

#441 Jul 22, 2010
CHERRY wrote:
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U ar e kidding...that was the parts store from Tennessee Street? So it was moved there after Mr. Bill Riddel built Piggly Wiggly? Was there a grocery store on the Piggly Wiggly site before? I saw you said he owned Liberty. Now where was the BIG VALUE? I was really little when all that was going on but remembering standing up in front seat of our car as mom shopped and I waited for her. Nothing ever got me!!!
i think i remember before they build the piggly wiggly or that building there were 2 houses there. i think i can see them in my mind?

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