My childhood in Fullerville

My childhood in Fullerville

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Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#1 Mar 13, 2009
Growing up in Fullerville was a trully awesome time in my life> Lifewas grand, Neighbors helped in watching all the neighborhood children> I allways felt safe and loved.Its a shame children now just dont have as much security in their own yards.Some of our neighbors were aunts and uncles.Others felt so much like family,I called some aunt or uncle.I didnt know the difference,Because of all the love that was felt truout the wonderfull village of Fullerville. ht
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#2 Mar 14, 2009
WE could hardly wait untill Summer arrived each year. because it was then we could go barefoot...
We had so much fun .Often times we would play ball at the field beside Cecil and Sarah Sauls house. These people really cared about us, and watched after us, Sarah worked at home. It was such a wonderfull and safe place to play. I loved all those summer days so much. I am so richly blessed to have experienced my time Growing up in Fullerville.It was the greatest, and very best Trully there was no better place to grow up.I am so Thankfull to Fullerville and all the precous people there in the village of Fullerville..
Duke50

Muscle Shoals, AL

#3 Mar 20, 2009
You need to get this info to the man who is writing a book on Fullerville of Villa Rica. He is looking for people to tell their stories. Call the Villa Rica News Paper office, they did a story on him about 3 weeks ago about his book he his writing on Fullerville.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#4 Mar 23, 2009
There were so many cool places to play out in Fullerville.One of our favorite places was right below my house,There was a pasture where Mr. Rass kept his cows.We knew that place very well,Many hours were spent playing there,And we often had wiener roasts beside the creek,We all had a good collection of arrow heads found there. Because the indians had lived there long before there was Fullerville.We also played cowboy and indians with our cap pistols.It was an awesome place to play and live.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Atlanta, GA

#5 Mar 23, 2009
.I just watched the footage of the youtube aftermath of the explosion of 1957.For just a moment I was standing beside the rail road track. as we stood on that day long ago.Mother worked at Camp cap co.there in town, and knew most of the folks working there,While tv helacopters flew overhead we watched,hoping and praying that some of the preceous ones would be found alive and well,It was a sad day in Villa Rica A day we never would forget.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#6 Mar 24, 2009
The peaple who were lost that day in 1957 were very bevoved people.The Berry Children lost their mother.Also Evie and Carl davis lost their only child,She was in the dentist office at the time of the explosion.Our family knew most everyone that lost treir lives that day.There were others who were blown out of harms way by the explosion, One who survived was Ray Tyson,A family friend,We were very happy to hear of the ones who were the survivers.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#7 Mar 25, 2009
In 1957 everything was different. Usually we had a huge christmas tree located in the depot area,complete with a tree lighting,All the churches came togetgather And sang Christmas carrols.In 1957 everyone was still in shoch.WE all Grieved as one.The explosion stoped chrismas. We Still celebrated Jeasus. and gave gifts to our loved ones.I guess we all grew up some what in 1957.I never would have thought then,But the explosion changed us,For some of us it was arealaty check,not having seen such tragedy before. And not knowing about death and loss before.It was trully a day of awakining.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2009
I knew everyone in Fullerville, And who lived in each house,And everyone knew me.After i got my bike, I had a wonderfull since of freedom to explore Fullerville from street to street,During the summer months I had an open charge account at Doc and Minnies restaurant.My mother was working and she wanted to make sure I i ate lunch,At the end of the week she would stop in and pay my bill at Waldrops.I was supposed to eat veggies,But sometimes i choose A hamburger and frys Instead. It was the very best childhood.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#9 Mar 30, 2009
We had our very own dairy in Fullerville. Mr. and mrs.Rass supplied us with fresh churned butter.The best butter milk.One of my favorite chores was running thru the trail to get to their house,This was a very unique house,There was beutifull antique furniture. My most memorable was the heavy round table with a lazy susan.This wonderfull couple were a beloved addision to Fullerville.Many suppers consisted of buttermilk and cornbread were enjoyed at our house.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#10 Mar 30, 2009
My friend Marie lived on the front street and her house was facing the Jail,Which we called a callaboose,Whenever the lights were on there we figured someone was in there.We were leary of the callaboose,And very much afraid to go near it.We talked about it a lot and wondered who might be in it.The last time i was in Fullerville I got close up and personal to the little callaboose and even took photos.In my opinion the callaboose was too small for anyone to be housed in it.So I now wonder,Did anyone ever get locked up.I serously doubt it.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#11 Mar 31, 2009
Mr.Hershell Temple raised some fine hunting dogs.And I allways got very excited when the new litters were born.On this particular year,I had an advantage,I was scheduled to have my final eye surgery that summer.I had been begging for a while,I really wanted one of those hunting dogs for myself.Guess what? I got the pick of the litter,I named my puppy Bullet,I was a huge fan of Roy Rogers,And that is what his dog was named,My puppy grew up with me.He was so cute looking more like a Bassett hound,With short legs,And a little round belly.He was a wonderfull dog and lived untill I was seventeen years old Gene Lanning would take him hunting along with his dogs.And said he was a good hunting dog.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Atlanta, GA

#12 Apr 1, 2009
Allmost every week these days a child comes up missing.And too many times they are not found allive.Today I thought of an incident that occored in Fullerville when I was a child.Paulette Farr was missing,And it was the first such scary thing to happen in the village.Everyone was out searching the woods,Going door to door trying to find Paulette,A whole day passed before finally she was found,all the way on the other side of Fullerville,She had her B B gun and had gone hunting.
lacosta

Florence, SC

#13 Apr 3, 2009
fullerville has always been a happening place.The most outstanding piece of history anyone can remember was when the car wash was built and lamar stanfield got his dune buggy.MAybe obama will give the city of fullerville some stimilus.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Atlanta, GA

#14 Apr 3, 2009
I remember one Saturday afternoon,And my parents and some of the other neighbors were across the road at pat Blairs house. She was my good friend, We spent lots of time together. Pat and I were in my yard. We started looking for our cat Tom. One of Mothers brothers had receantly given him to us.Well, we found Tom under our porch with kittens.So as soon as we found him we rushed across the road,and announced loud,Guess what mother? Tom had kittens.It was a while before my parents heard the end of that, from that front porch neighborhood gathering.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#15 Apr 5, 2009
Today is Palm Sunday,And I was remembering Easter out there in the village of Fullerville.This was a big day for us indeed.A lot of us kids went to Fullerville church most every Sunday,The Saturday before Easter was the big Easter Egg Hunt,While we waited in the Sunday school rooms,The adults hid eggs.My cousin Jerry Tolbert wanted to find the most eggs,So sometimes he would peek out the window,and take a look, so he would have a heads up on where to look.Allways he found the most Easter eggs.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#16 Apr 6, 2009
allmost any given Sunday I was at Fullerville church.But when preparing for Easter,That was a special day and everyone, well All the girls,We were taken shoping usual to Atlanta to find the right dress. This took some time.Once the perfect dress was found,Next good fitting shoes,that were also pretty.We had to carefully choose a hat that we liked,and a purse also,White gloves was the finising touch.Most times Linda Sauls and I walked together,And on Easter,You can be sure we were Styling,and Profiling and looking our finest.Making a fashion statement for sure.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Athens, GA

#17 Apr 7, 2009
Easter was allways a day we loved.Together Linda Sauls and I would walk to church.We would invite other kids in Fullerville to go with us.I remember one Easter Sunday, we stoped at Bessy Blairs house,And took Judy and Jane with us to church,They were much younger than we were and Bessy was very protective of her little girls.After we assured her that we would take them to their Sunday School classes,And pick them up afterwards,We were of to the church.Bessy had dressed them alike that year,And they were so cute.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Athens, GA

#18 Apr 7, 2009
It is my hope to hear from some of the folks I grew up with.I know yall have some memories of Fullerville,Just like I do.Please get on this forum,And tell about some of your memories.I know lots of you out there remember those great days in Fullerville.Its so nice to sorta think back to a simple time and place.It will be great to see some of your stories.Yall remember those carefree days,I know you do.Think back to a time when material things were not so important,But running and playing,laughing and singing were top priority to us all.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#19 Apr 10, 2009
Many times out Fullerville we would have sleepovers at each others houses.Especially in the summertime.On this particular night Marie Lanning was sleeping over at my house.So we had collected her things and were on the way to my house.I looked toward the Rockmart road,And saw a convoy of cars,With folks dressed in hoods and cloaks.I said oh, no, its the KKK.Marie said ive got to get home to my little Mama.This was a very scarry sight for a child to see.On Sunday afternoons we usually saw crosses burned in peoples yards,When we went out for a drive.Not really a pretty sight.
Sandra Barber Rabern

United States

#20 Apr 13, 2009
Sometimes my friend Linda Carnes and I.We would walk down to Stockmar,She lived near there.This was another favorite hangout of ours.There was a big,nice,lake for fishing.Lots of picnic tables.A lot of the kids from both Fullerville and Villa Rica,hung out there,So we allways saw kids we knew.Dodgie Stockmar took us up in a plane one day.It was Larry Butler and Linda and I,I dont know about Larry.But I do know Linda and I were scared nearly to death.Dodgie flew us over our houses.And did a few stunts. It was so much fun.The old lake and the air strip are no more. Progress brought Mirror Lake there instead.There was lots of fun days there,Most all the local kids congragated there at one Sunday afternoons or another thru out the years.There were horses to ride also. And a club house.It was a nice safe place to go and have fun.

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