South Shore Good Old Days

South Shore Good Old Days

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Luv South Shore

Morehead, KY

#1 Jan 21, 2009
Come on people. Let's take a trip down memory lane for a while and talk about the good old days of living in South Shore. I lived in the city during the 1960's and 1970's. The McKell Bulldogs played their baseball and football games at Legion Field. Frank Wright had his diner and gas station on US23 (before the four lane came through). Ken Ratliff had his grocery store across the tracks between 3rd and 4th streets. Red Howland had his gas station up the road from Wrights Diner. We had the SS Anna Lou as well. Talk to me friends. Let me know what you remember about living in "The Shore" during the Good Old Days!
I remember

Alto, GA

#2 Jan 22, 2009
Don't forget about the bowling alley run by Bruce French and the skating rink operated by Toby King. I lived in South Portsmouth; but, traveled to South Shore often. For sure....the Good Old Days.
Luv South Shore

Morehead, KY

#3 Jan 22, 2009
I remember the skating rink, although I was young at the time and never went in there, but my older brothers did. The bowling alley was one of the hang out places in "The Shore". I believe the mans name who worked for Bruce at the bowling alley was Hershell....does this sound right?
butterfly

Nicholasville, KY

#4 Jan 24, 2009
I remember all those places well! I can still hear the McKell High School Band playing the School and Fight songs at those football games at the Legion Field. Then stopping at Wrights Drive In afterwards for a BBQ with slaw and a small vanilla coke. Anyone remember the Blue Grass Drive-In? Hard to believe that SS actually had a drive-in movie theatre, isn't it? How about fishing at Sunrise Lake or Horseshoe Lake? And speaking of Horseshoe Lake, owned by Bill and Bea Warnock, I remember that they also had a Dollar Store on Main Street. And there was Larry's Donut Shop across from Davis' Gas Station by the four way stop on Main St too. Boy! This sure brings back the memories! I remember Denver Munn and Charlie Hart both had Barber Shops in South Shore. Another place I can remember going to was Bennett's Trading Post on Rt 23 between South Shore and the Grant Bridge. I always hated having to buy tickets or dig up change to cross that bridge! One more special thing I remember was the South Portsmouth train station just down from the Bridge Market. That classic old C&O passenger train, the George Washington used to lay on the whistle when it passed through town and you could hear it even on the other side of Morton Hill! Yes...those were definitely Good Old Days!
Cheryl in Michigan

United States

#5 Jun 6, 2009
Boy, did you ever bring back memories. I remember the bridge market and the bowling alley, the roller rink, the back road, the O.K market on Harrison street where we played pinball.
I remember riding the school bus to Mckell Elementary with music playing on it. The driver was called By Jacks. Don't know where that name came from but that is what some of us called him.
I remember Bennett's trading post also.
I used to walk across the bridge to Portsmouth with a few friends.
Do we know each other? Anderson was my last name.
Sweet Shirl

United States

#6 Jun 7, 2009
Sounds like real fun. i know it must been alot better than it is now. The kids don't have much these days. Well 4-wheelers or video games. Nothing like it was.....Would be nice to have some of those things back.
The Holmes boy

Wilmington, DE

#7 Jun 11, 2009
I miss the hometown atmosphere of South Shore alot. Since leaving years and years ago I love coming back and finding old places and memories. My great grandmother had the Crawford Hotel downtown South Shore, if anyone, I mean anyone ever comes across any photos of that hotel PLEASE send me an email, or scan of it. I even had to spend my first years of life in that hotel. Send any info to me at: [email protected] Love to hear from old friends and any info especially photos of my folks and relatives; Holmes, Crawford, Dickison, May families. I will stop back and visit soon.
God Bless South Shore, Ky.
Bill
good ol girl

Russell, KY

#8 Oct 1, 2009
I remember all of the places mentioned above. I have been gone for years from South Portsmouth. Does anyone remember Thelmas Dairy Bar at the foot of Kellen Hollow? I ate alot of footers from there back years ago. I can't remember alot of peoples names that I went to high school with, but does anyone remember Less and Brian Munn, Bobby Keene? Wondering what ever happened to all of them? I was a Howland. Most of my family is buried at Mt. Zion in South Shore. I also remember Steve Dowdy, he is married to my cousin Deanna, at least they use to be married. I don't know if they still are or not, I haven't heard from any of them for years. I also remember Jan Clay, Scott Stevenson, Randy Collier, Dean Dixon, Gary McElhaney, Tony Hacker, all from South Portsmouth. If anyone has in info on any of these people, reply back. Thanks and God Bless.
Permanent Stage

AOL

#9 Oct 1, 2009
Cheryl in Michigan wrote:
Boy, did you ever bring back memories. I remember the bridge market and the bowling alley, the roller rink, the back road, the O.K market on Harrison street where we played pinball.
I remember riding the school bus to Mckell Elementary with music playing on it. The driver was called By Jacks. Don't know where that name came from but that is what some of us called him.
I remember Bennett's trading post also.
I used to walk across the bridge to Portsmouth with a few friends.
Do we know each other? Anderson was my last name.
i remember all them things and (by jacks) that was paul hunts dad the garbage man ! paul took his place and had to quit because of a bad heart ! read the permanent stage post and you might know my wife thats on there with me !
Permanent Stage

AOL

#10 Oct 1, 2009
good ol girl wrote:
I remember all of the places mentioned above. I have been gone for years from South Portsmouth. Does anyone remember Thelmas Dairy Bar at the foot of Kellen Hollow? I ate alot of footers from there back years ago. I can't remember alot of peoples names that I went to high school with, but does anyone remember Less and Brian Munn, Bobby Keene? Wondering what ever happened to all of them? I was a Howland. Most of my family is buried at Mt. Zion in South Shore. I also remember Steve Dowdy, he is married to my cousin Deanna, at least they use to be married. I don't know if they still are or not, I haven't heard from any of them for years. I also remember Jan Clay, Scott Stevenson, Randy Collier, Dean Dixon, Gary McElhaney, Tony Hacker, all from South Portsmouth. If anyone has in info on any of these people, reply back. Thanks and God Bless.
whitch scott stevenson ! from south portsmouth passed away !
Schultz Creek Girl

Knox City, TX

#11 Oct 1, 2009
Does people remember the dances at the legion in the seventies? Remember the band with Wayne Williams Boody Bailey John Larcher Don Bryant.Where are they now?
good ol girl

Russell, KY

#12 Oct 1, 2009
I don't know about Scott passing away, if he did , what happend to him? I know Jonda Sartin did, she was my best friend when we were young, She had a brain aneurism.
mollyhaha

Marion, OH

#13 Oct 2, 2009
Do any of you remenber Fullerton? That was where I was raised so I am older then most of you. Scott Stevenson is alive. He was sick for a while but he is ok now
Contented

Broken Arrow, OK

#14 Oct 2, 2009
I remember Fullerton....

Wayne Williams is in Nashville. He was the MC for the Quilt Festival last weekend..
FYI

Portsmouth, OH

#15 Oct 2, 2009
Bobby Keene SR died a long time ago
good ol girl

Russell, KY

#16 Oct 2, 2009
Bobby had twin brothers, Rodney & Randy, I think that was thier names. Haven't heard anything about them for probably fourty years. Thier mother was friends with my older sisters, Patty & Charlene. Patty married a Pistole, from the west side and Charlene married Ron Hall.
To god ol girl

Dawsonville, GA

#17 Oct 2, 2009
I remember you....we lived next to each other in Kellen Hollow. You still live in LC?
So shore

Frankfort, KY

#18 Oct 2, 2009
Yea, Bobby Keen still lives in So shore, the one with the twin brothers. I SO remember the band that played at the Legion field..Wayne Williams, he lives in Nashville now and comes home for quilt festival and sings and stuff. He has recordings. Booty Bailey I hear is very ill. John Larcher passed away a couple of years ago (I had SUCH a crush on him when I was a teen). My sister worked at Wrights and used to bring me home fish sandwiches at night when I was little...I loved that!! And I remember her taking me to the skating rink, and her meeting her future husband there!! AND the old store in between South Shore and Portsmouth bridge...is that the bridge market you all are talking about? It was a stone building, kind of talk on the left side of road going toward Portsmouth..actually called that area Fullerton then.
good ol girl

Russell, KY

#19 Oct 2, 2009
Yes, I still live in Lewis County. What is your name? If you don't mind me asking?
To good ol girl

Dawsonville, GA

#20 Oct 2, 2009
A fellow LC resident who was a very good friend of your baby sister.

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