Farmersville celebrates Audie Murphy Day

Farmersville celebrates Audie Murphy Day

There are 30 comments on the North Texas e-News story from Jun 21, 2010, titled Farmersville celebrates Audie Murphy Day. In it, North Texas e-News reports that:

Audie Murphy proudly claimed Farmersville, Texas as his hometown on the U.S. Army dog tags worn around his neck and the folks around this North Texas town honor the most decorated soldier from World War II every summer on the Saturday nearest his birthday.

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Rose

Sherman, TX

#1 Jun 21, 2010
awesome story
Official Historian

Canyon, TX

#2 Jul 27, 2014
Rose wrote:
awesome story
Does Bonham still have Neal Thomas Day? I remember the first one- back in the mid 80s. My friend I was with raised the Texas Select he was drinking in a toast, honked his horn and yelled at the top of his lungs " here's to you Neal Thomas." I don't know if I ever told you this, but we were in a 68 Chevy with a 283 and a powerglide transmission. Unfortunately we were unable to pull up to the curb and roll the windows down by electric power.
Edmond Bonhamite

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Jul 28, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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Does Bonham still have Neal Thomas Day? I remember the first one- back in the mid 80s. My friend I was with raised the Texas Select he was drinking in a toast, honked his horn and yelled at the top of his lungs " here's to you Neal Thomas." I don't know if I ever told you this, but we were in a 68 Chevy with a 283 and a powerglide transmission. Unfortunately we were unable to pull up to the curb and roll the windows down by electric power.
I thought Celeste was the rightful home town of Audie Murphy. Why would he had claimed Farmersville? Please elaborate, historian.
Official Historian

United States

#4 Jul 28, 2014
Edmond Bonhamite wrote:
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I thought Celeste was the rightful home town of Audie Murphy. Why would he had claimed Farmersville? Please elaborate, historian.
He was actually born in Kingston. He went to school in Celeste, Greenville and Farmersville. He put Farmersville on his army papers- so I guess he claimed to be from Farmersville but was actually from Kingston. Which is kinda like another cultural icon, John Liggett Hunter. He was a Frenchman who claimed to be an Englishman. Probably more widespread than one might suspect.
Edmond Bonhamite

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Jul 28, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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He was actually born in Kingston. He went to school in Celeste, Greenville and Farmersville. He put Farmersville on his army papers- so I guess he claimed to be from Farmersville but was actually from Kingston. Which is kinda like another cultural icon, John Liggett Hunter. He was a Frenchman who claimed to be an Englishman. Probably more widespread than one might suspect.
Every time I drive through Celeste I can only imagine if Audie would have enjoyed the meth produced and sold there now.
Official Historian

Canyon, TX

#6 Jul 29, 2014
Edmond Bonhamite wrote:
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Every time I drive through Celeste I can only imagine if Audie would have enjoyed the meth produced and sold there now.
Ponder this, my level headed friend- reckon why Farmersville doesn't celebrate Tex Watson Day?
Official Historian

Canyon, TX

#7 Jul 29, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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Ponder this, my level headed friend- reckon why Farmersville doesn't celebrate Tex Watson Day?
Better yet, why doesn't Bonham and Fannin County celebrate a Tex Womack Day????
Jethro Kreskin

Anonymous Proxy

#8 Jul 29, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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Ponder this, my level headed friend- reckon why Farmersville doesn't celebrate Tex Watson Day?
I have often wondered why in the hell Lake Worth, Florida never celebrated a Charles Whitman Day. Not only did he score 138 on a Stanford Binet IQ test at 6 years of age, he was a hell of a shot and served honorably in the USMC.
Official Historian

Canyon, TX

#9 Jul 29, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
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I have often wondered why in the hell Lake Worth, Florida never celebrated a Charles Whitman Day. Not only did he score 138 on a Stanford Binet IQ test at 6 years of age, he was a hell of a shot and served honorably in the USMC.
You, my friend, are nearly as sharp as Many Years of Knowledge. When you can snatch the pebble from her hand, it will be time for you to leave.
Official Historian

Canyon, TX

#10 Jul 29, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
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I have often wondered why in the hell Lake Worth, Florida never celebrated a Charles Whitman Day. Not only did he score 138 on a Stanford Binet IQ test at 6 years of age, he was a hell of a shot and served honorably in the USMC.
His nickname wasn't Slim was it? If so, I'm a huge fan...one of the few outside of England. I've never been to England, but I kinda liked the Beatles. I headed for Las Vegas, only made it up to Choctaw.
Jethro Kreskin

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#11 Jul 30, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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His nickname wasn't Slim was it? If so, I'm a huge fan...one of the few outside of England. I've never been to England, but I kinda liked the Beatles. I headed for Las Vegas, only made it up to Choctaw.
Slim Whitman had a large and vocal fan club throughout Europe, and sold more records in the Low Countries than Tom Jones. He is still admired and well thought of though he has gone to answer gawd's Indian Love Call.

http://www.last.fm/music/Slim+Whitman/_/India...
Official Historian

United States

#12 Jul 30, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
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Slim Whitman had a large and vocal fan club throughout Europe, and sold more records in the Low Countries than Tom Jones. He is still admired and well thought of though he has gone to answer gawd's Indian Love Call.
http://www.last.fm/music/Slim+Whitman/_/India...
Great tune. Reminds me of the olden times...like when DeRose was still building trailers, and Hammond boot repair was half soling my clod hoppers.
Reckon Slim had any thing to do with those Whitman's Samplers we used to get at Bewley's five and dime?
Jethro Kreskin

Anonymous Proxy

#13 Jul 30, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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Great tune. Reminds me of the olden times...like when DeRose was still building trailers, and Hammond boot repair was half soling my clod hoppers.
Reckon Slim had any thing to do with those Whitman's Samplers we used to get at Bewley's five and dime?
As long as we are freaking out on the surname of Whitman, let us not neglect the great Walt Whitman. A quote of his: Nothing endures but personal qualities. Just saying
Official Historian

United States

#14 Jul 30, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
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As long as we are freaking out on the surname of Whitman, let us not neglect the great Walt Whitman. A quote of his: Nothing endures but personal qualities. Just saying
As long as we're waxing philosophical.. That makes absolutely no sense.
Jethro Kreskin

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#15 Jul 30, 2014
Please eat your Whitman Samplers and either get bigger or choke, how is that?
Official Historian

United States

#16 Jul 30, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
Please eat your Whitman Samplers and either get bigger or choke, how is that?
That was a very offensive way to put it Jethro. You shouldn't say that. You were taught that weren't you. I had no idea you were so sensitive about your poetry. You're kinda like Morris. A modern day poet- kinda like in the olden times. I bet you like Stephen Foster too. A real music lover.
Jethro Kreskin

Anonymous Proxy

#17 Jul 30, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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That was a very offensive way to put it Jethro. You shouldn't say that. You were taught that weren't you. I had no idea you were so sensitive about your poetry. You're kinda like Morris. A modern day poet- kinda like in the olden times. I bet you like Stephen Foster too. A real music lover.
If one desires poetry, I could mention one of my favorite collections. Something tells me, or I simply intuit, that the collection of X.J. Kennedy entitled Peeping Tom's Cabin would be a real inspiration. It can be confirmed online. Well worth a purchase.

Darwinian Apocrypha (X.J. Kennedy)

Where did Cain
Find him a wife?
Was she human?
Not on your life.
Wing-a-ling-ding-dang,
He got him some orangutan poontang

Orangutan poontang,
Orangutan poontang!
Heredity, go hang!

The whole dang dad-blamed human gang
Started in the jungle with a monkey bang.
Official Historian

United States

#18 Jul 30, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
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If one desires poetry, I could mention one of my favorite collections. Something tells me, or I simply intuit, that the collection of X.J. Kennedy entitled Peeping Tom's Cabin would be a real inspiration. It can be confirmed online. Well worth a purchase.
Darwinian Apocrypha (X.J. Kennedy)
Where did Cain
Find him a wife?
Was she human?
Not on your life.
Wing-a-ling-ding-dang,
He got him some orangutan poontang
Orangutan poontang,
Orangutan poontang!
Heredity, go hang!
The whole dang dad-blamed human gang
Started in the jungle with a monkey bang.
You really are into poetry, limericks , and general tomfoolery. A card in every sense of the word.
Jethro Kreskin

Anonymous Proxy

#19 Jul 30, 2014
Official Historian wrote:
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You really are into poetry, limericks , and general tomfoolery. A card in every sense of the word.
Just South Bonham trailer trash into more than comic books while growing up. I am madder than hell at life in general; I am going to act out one way or another.
Official Historian

United States

#20 Jul 30, 2014
Jethro Kreskin wrote:
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Just South Bonham trailer trash into more than comic books while growing up. I am madder than hell at life in general; I am going to act out one way or another.
I don't know if I ever told you this or not- it ain't where a man starts out, it's where he ends up. And like Jerry Woolridge said about Karl Childers, you seem well-adjusted these days.

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