RE: [jacksongenealogy] Memories
There was a man by the name of Buck Sanders which
drove the bus when I started school in Fackler. Is
Buck and Judson the same man, or if memory serves Buck
was the husband of Mrs Sanders?
Thanks for mentioning Gibson's Rolling Store. I had
forgotten about it. I rember how sad we were when the
rolling store stopped making rounds.
--- "Sanders, Dennis R." <Dennis.Sanders@...>
> Hollywood: Mrs. Lena Mae Sanders' maiden name was__________________________________________________
> Phillips. Her brother,
> Judson, was a Baptist preacher. Her son is Robert
> Lee Sanders. He still
> lives on their home place. The Phillips farm is
> next door. They're on the
> road to the unfinished Nuclear Plant.
> Fackler: The driver of the bus crash was also
> Beavers. One of the victims
> was his nephew, I think. I remember Lloyd and Floyd
> Beavers, twin brothers,
> but I don't remember their relation to these school
> bus Beavers. I also
> have fond memories of the Mutt McGuffey and Wilson
> stores. Charles Wilson
> still runs a truck stop & convenient store at the
> Fackler Road/Hwy. 72
> Mud Creek: I worked many jobs every summer (mostly
> free labor farmed out to
> someone by dad as a favor or payback for their
> children helping him, etc.)
> but one job was on the last Rolling Store that I
> remember. I'm having a
> senior moment and can't remember the husband &
> wife's first names but
> Gibson's store was right across the road from Mud
> Creek B-B-Que and marina.
> Mr. Gibson would take eggs, etc., as payment or
> would pay cash for farm
> crops. He would then sell them to people that would
> meet him on the side of
> the road. We would just stop in the road while
> customers read him their
> list of wants.
> Stevenson: Raymond Carter, school bus driver, used
> to let a couple of us
> guys, that he liked, who road the 1st bus, ride with
> him on the second bus
> route sometimes. Before we picked up anyone, he
> would let us chew and
> smoke. Also, if everyone was good on his bus, he
> would sometimes stop at my
> dad's service station or the other station on his
> route, and let everyone
> get off and buy coke/candy (nickel each) and eat it
> on the bus. He would
> buy some and dad would give him some to give those
> who didn't buy anything.
> He would clean everything up but everyone was
> careful not to make too bad a
> mess. Everyone loved Mr. Carter. They would fire
> him now.
> I'm done now.
> Dennis Sanders
> Union, Ky.
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> I remember Mrs. Phillips well. Johnny McCrary, WA
> Haswell and myself used to chew tobacco in her
> We would make a paper hat which we used as a
> we made several trips to to waste basket after
> spitting in them a couple of times and Mrs. Phillips
> nor any of the other students knew what we were
> Wasn't Mrs. Vera Maude Holder the sister to Mrs.
> Sanders? There was also Mr. Tubbs and a dark haired
> lady who taught PE. She was always singing "Down
> Town". Do you remember her name?
> My most vivid memories were when Govonor Wallace
> a trip to our school. He announced I believe that
> text books would be free to all students. I was so
> relieved, being from a large family of 11 children I
> no longer had to fear having to quit school.
> The next memory is when the schools were integrated.
> We only had one black student in our class. He was
> quiet. I felt so sorry for him. I knew how I would
> feel if I were him.
> There was also a teacher by the name Townsend which
> married Mr Burrough,the principal, after Red Thomas
> left. Help me remember...was there a Mr and Mrs
> Townsend?? Mrs Townsend may not have married Mr
> Burrough. She was the first pregnant lady I
> and she was working!!
> Reading about all the memories prompted me to take a
> trip to Rorex Hollow yesterday. It was about a mile
> hike around the mountain, but we found the the place
> where we used to live. It was all grown up and
> nothing left but the broken chimmney and the rocks
> the foundation. This was where we lived when my
> brother started school. He got new clothes and I
> could hardley wait until I stated school so I could
> get some new clothes. I got a new dress to wear the
> first day, but it didn't come from a store it was
> from a feed sack!! I still loved it though because
> had pockets on it.
> I started school at Fackler and later moved to
> Hollywood. I remember the train-bus accident in
> Fackler which claimed 4 lives, and hospitalized
> several others.
> There were Corbetts, Beavers, and McCray children
> Who could forget going to Mutt McGuffey's store, or
> the large cow bell the teacher rang when recess was
> over, playing jump rope and sea sawing, or chewing
> bubble gum to see who could blow the biggest bubble?
> Ah....to be a kid again!!! Everything is so
> for our grandchildren with all the technology. I
> often wonder what their memories will be like. Its
> hard to believe theirs will be as good as ours
> to be. I wouldn't take a million dollars for my
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