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by Jean Raby Nelson
Fri May 10, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1954 Hamlet Woman's Club
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: 1954 Hamlet Woman's Club

I remember when this was built. I would LOVE to have the cookbook they published ands sold. I think we had 2 cookbooks with Keys to the Kitchen being one of them. Gwen and I use to bake a lot of the cookies
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat September 1, 2018, 3:06 am
Forum: Jean Nelson Stories
Topic: Finding Myself at My Sewing Machine
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Re: Finding Myself at My Sewing Machine

A note to finding myself at the Sewing Machine. Several years later and we are retired. People who knew I am a seamstress have given me a variety of sewing machines and servers usually when a family member passed away and the kids were cleaning out the houses. I have been blessed to be able to give ...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed April 18, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1966 Hamlet items
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: 1966 Hamlet

I remember the Red Ram Lumberton trip when we walk d from the beginning rain to the stadium. This article says they have a new stadium so the buses will be nice
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun January 14, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1944 Depot underpass
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: 1944 Depot underpass

There is nothing to be proud of here but as young and stupid teens we use To go in there to smoke . All I remember is that it smelled terrible in there
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon May 15, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: I Remember Hamlet
Topic: About Russ Lancaster
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Re: About Russ Lancaster

I don't remember it well but there was a college in the midwest that used some of Russell's stories to study living in a small town. When Russell's site crashed in the late 90s I also had his stories that he thought were lost and gone forever. I repeatedly told Russell that he wrote my stories and o...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Tue November 15, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: John Brittingham - Barney Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 4142

Re: John Brittingham - Barney Martin

John I loved your story. The Martins were such special people
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon November 14, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Bill Lomax
Replies: 1
Views: 1900

Re: Bill Lomax

John should know. The last I knew he lived in Texas
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon November 14, 2016, 10:10 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Do you know the Time??
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Do you know the Time??

I remember that. It was forgotten long ago but when I saw this it came back. I use to call the number from time to time.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Tue September 27, 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1954 Top Ten Stories
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: 1954 Top Ten Stories

I remember when Sonny Bankhead won the Soapbox Derby. Quite a fete
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon September 19, 2016, 7:37 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Harrington's
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Re: Harrington's

I'm was hired as Christmas help in Dec 1961
by Jean Raby Nelson
Tue July 12, 2016, 7:16 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Boyd's Lake ad 1958
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Boyd's Lake ad 1958

Boyd's Lake was the place to be back in this era. Admission was cheap & concession was also cheap. I have so many wonderful memories at The Lake
by Jean Raby Nelson
Tue July 12, 2016, 12:11 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: 2014 Seaboard Festival Pictures by Donnie Crooke
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

Re: Seaboard Festival Pictures by Donnie Crooke

Donnie I was so glad to see the HHS Bell picture. I had taken one with the intention of sending it to you but in our travels I lost the slip of paper with your email address on it. I usually take a lot of pictures but I didn't that day (too busy running my mouth and visiting). My HHS bell picture di...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon July 11, 2016, 11:27 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Mrs. Willis
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: Mrs. Willis

I remember Mrs Willis with much fondness. Gwen and I use to participate in the Hamlet Public Library Summer Reading Club. Gwen won it for several years. I was never a constant reader. The one thing I remember best about Mrs Willis is taking art classes at their home on Rice street. I am thinking it ...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat August 9, 2014, 7:59 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Dr. Willis
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Re: Dr. Willis

I loved Dr. Willis. He was old when we were teens but still relevant to us
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed June 25, 2014, 7:51 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet News Messenger 1952
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: Hamlet News Messenger 1952

I find this interesting
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun May 18, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet - July 2, 1965
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

Re: Hamlet - July 2, 1965

What a treat this morning. I was happy to see my precious Dad's face in the last picture.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed April 30, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet News Messenger Staff 1961
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: Hamlet News Messenger Staff 1961

I loved working with Margaret Miller and Catherine Monk. The rest of the staff were pretty awesome too. I loved Uncle Barney as we referred to Barney Martin. I didn't start there until Aug of 63. All of my days at The Hamlet News were great days
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat March 22, 2014, 1:35 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Terminal Hotel in Hamlet NC
Replies: 3
Views: 6047

Re: Terminal Hotel in Hamlet NC

My Stories 1962 - Thanksgiving Day Trip to The Terminal Hotel written by Jean Raby Nelson Thanksgiving day 1962 found me at work because the news has to go out. Of course, all of the retail stores were closed so when it was time for our mid morning snacks, I walked down to The Terminal Hotel's Lunch...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed February 5, 2014, 11:48 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour
Replies: 18
Views: 8229

Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Thanks so much for posting these. Jim got some great shots
by Jean Raby Nelson
Fri January 31, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969
Replies: 22
Views: 13264

Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Thanks for posting these David. Is one of those from about a block away from clay hill. Amazing devastation
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon January 27, 2014, 12:04 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Frank Wetzel, 90, N.C.'s oldest prisoner, dies
Replies: 5
Views: 4746

Re: Frank Wetzel, 90, N.C.'s oldest prisoner, dies

+I remember well when these 2 State Troopers were killed.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun January 12, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Railroad Museum(s)?
Replies: 2
Views: 2676

Re: Railroad Museum(s)?

That's a great print Wayne. I haven't lived there for 45 years so I don't know the answer to your question.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun January 12, 2014, 9:55 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Hamlet Christmas Eve 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Re: Hamlet Christmas Eve 2013

I really enjoyed the photos David. I have had no family in Hamlet since 1992 and everything is so new to me. The town looks really nice. If the city is interested in a surge of income maybe y'all should have a Bike Rally in Hamlet. We lived in Rapid City, SD and the sleepy town of Sturgis made most ...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun January 12, 2014, 9:46 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Rockingham Raceway
Replies: 21
Views: 8873

Re: Rockingham Raceway

I had heard of this but don't have a clue how I missed it. I didn't think I left anything unturned. I bet it was fun. We go now and then to "The Clay by the Bay", a dirt track here just south of Tampa. The funniest thing I have seen in a long time was "The Redneck Smash a Rama". They only do that on...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Fri January 10, 2014, 12:11 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: History of Hamlet High (64 pages, very large post)
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

Re: History of Hamlet High (64 pages, very large post)

I have read about half of this and it is wonderful to learn the history
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon January 6, 2014, 12:05 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: John Brittingham - Barney Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 4142

Re: John Brittingham - Barney Martin

I enjoyed this article John. I knew the better part of it because he use to love to tell me stories about himself. Do you happen to know where his family lived on Spring St by chance.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Fri January 3, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: John Brittingham - Barney Martin
Replies: 8
Views: 4142

Re: John Brittingham - Barney Martin

I loved your story John. I am sorry to hear about Marilyn. I liked her a Lot. I loved Barney. We had our own mutual admiration society. I think I sent you my Hamlet News Story. Thanks for writing
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed December 18, 2013, 10:06 pm
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Old Seaboard Ad
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Old Seaboard Ad

I know nothing of the origin of the Ad. I found it online many years ago
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon November 4, 2013, 1:52 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Richmond Theater
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Re: Richmond Theater

Thanks. I knew there were two but I didn't know where both were located (48 years later)
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon November 4, 2013, 1:50 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969
Replies: 22
Views: 13264

Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Mom was in Richmond and Dad arrived back after the storm had come through. It took him 8 hours to get from the station to our home on Spring St. He was along so he started taking friends in who didn't have a means for heat. I don't know who was there but I think they ate good grilling outside
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun November 3, 2013, 11:42 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: People in the News - Nov 13, 1956
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

Re: People in the News - Nov 13, 1956

That is true about facebook. I don't post my trips away from home on there either. I put nothing on facebook that I care about anyone not seeing. That is why you have the option of a Private Message. I'm going to lunch now :)
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun November 3, 2013, 1:01 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Richmond Theater
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Re: Richmond Theater

Is this the old Strand
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun November 3, 2013, 12:54 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969
Replies: 22
Views: 13264

Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

The guys at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base use to read mine aloud in Seaside Restaurant
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun November 3, 2013, 12:50 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Bradshaw's
Replies: 6
Views: 5382

Re: Bradshaw's

I wish someone would post a picture of Bradshaw's Grocery. That was a big part of my childhood. That's a great picture of Earl.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat November 2, 2013, 1:32 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: People in the News - Nov 13, 1956
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

Re: People in the News - Nov 13, 1956

I have frequently said that due to social media and the fact that no one I know actually pens letters anymore there will be no history for people to go through. A good computer crash wipes it out of existence. I love going through plantations when we lived in Louisiana. Most of their reproduction ca...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat November 2, 2013, 10:07 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: SEABOARD FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

Re: SEABOARD FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW

I, too, enjoyed your photographs Bill. You do a great service to the community
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat November 2, 2013, 10:02 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: People in the News - Nov 13, 1956
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

Re: People in the News - Nov 13, 1956

I worked at the paper and use to get a kick out of how important it was to some people for everyone to know each move they made. You couldn't fart in Hamlet without half the town knowing about it.
Now days people read these (if they still print them) to see who is in and who is out of town.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed October 30, 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: James Lake "Hoot-n-Holler"
Replies: 4
Views: 4686

Re: James Lake "Hoot-n-Holler"

I wish I had Mom and Dad's old Glider. The ones on the porch reminded me of it.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed October 30, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: MARY LOVE CEMETERY
Replies: 12
Views: 7190

Re: MARY LOVE CEMETERY

The front entrance takes me back 60 some years. As a Seaboard employee, my granddaddy L R McManus lived in Seaboard housing on the backside of Mary Love. We thought nothing of walking from 507 Austin St to Grandmama and Grandaddy's home. Just a small hike. I love the pictures. Bill does such a great...
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat October 19, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: John S. Belger class of 62
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Re: John S. Belger class of 62

I looked in my yearbook and johnny did join the marines out of high school. I'm sorry you missed him. he was my neighbor and a nice quite guy.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed August 21, 2013, 8:05 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969
Replies: 22
Views: 13264

Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Photos from The Hamlet News Messenger
by Jean Raby Nelson
Thu May 30, 2013, 11:31 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Paul Ridges - Greene's Grill
Replies: 1
Views: 2230

Greene's Grill

Gwen and I were talking tonight about how special an evening here was to our family.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Wed March 20, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Fetner Family
Replies: 2
Views: 2195

Fetner Story

David I enjoyed this article very much. I love the historical aspects.
by Jean Raby Nelson
Mon May 28, 2012, 1:25 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 12408

Unloading

Yes that is where the newsprint was unloaded
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sun May 27, 2012, 1:09 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 12408

picture

The photo I found on google says the pic was taken in 1907 by Marchant
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat May 26, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 12408

old Hamlet picture

So that would be the Raleigh Street crossing and there was a y behind the Main Street buildings where those cars are located. This photo would be looking at the back of the hotel
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat May 26, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 12408

Re: Hamlet photo.

Jean Raby Nelson wrote:That looks somewhat like a stockyard just below the hotel



Checked google images and found this.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/north-caro ... 215630802/
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat May 26, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 12408

Hamlet photo.

Thant looks somewhat like a stockyard just below the hotel
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat May 26, 2012, 2:27 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Retouched photo
Replies: 22
Views: 12408

I enlarged it a bit

Maybe someone with better eyes than me can see the cars better

Image
by Jean Raby Nelson
Sat May 26, 2012, 12:44 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Boyd's Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 14666

Boyd's Lake Diving Board

IF memory serves me correctly, the diving board was wooden in the mid to late 50s. I remember hanging on the wooden boards under the dive platform while I pondered how in the world I was going to get back to shore. Someone (a friend) took me out there but they didn't know I didn't swim. I could do a...