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by lynnsteen
Thu April 6, 2017, 1:53 pm
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

While I agree with your "common sense" assessment in principle, I think it occurred sooner than 2008 though, like maybe the 1990s, maybe even before that. Our so called public servants are no longer willing to attend to the country's business, but rather the business of their respective po...
by lynnsteen
Sat April 1, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1962 Hamlet
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: 1962 Hamlet

On the Family Dollar Store, I suspect that it was Joe Levine who operated it. It just happens that it was Joe's son who created Family Dollar, and the building for the FD store appears to be the location of Levines, Joe's own store I remember from the late 50s.
by lynnsteen
Sat March 18, 2017, 11:04 am
Forum: Just other Stuff
Topic: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: HYPOCRITES AMONGST US

Well said.
by lynnsteen
Thu January 26, 2017, 6:27 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Freeman family
Replies: 22
Views: 883

Re: Freeman family

I too have a William David Freeman (9/24/1886-5/21/1950) in my family tree, inasmuch as his mother Rebecca Steen is a distant relative of mine. But I list the father of this WD Freeman as William M. Freeman, not William Teague Freeman. This WD Freeman was shop foreman for SAL shops. A quick Ancestry...
by lynnsteen
Thu December 29, 2016, 10:55 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Ailene's Drive Inn
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Ailene's Drive Inn

A dollar sure doesn't go as far nowaday.

Where was this establishment located? And what time period are we talking about?
I don't remember hearing of this place myself!
by lynnsteen
Fri December 9, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: 2016 Seaboard Festival
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: 2016 Seaboard Festival

On your Ricky O'Brien comment Freddie, I too had the same impression. Only person that I thought I recognized, except for what looks like a framed photo of my sister on the table with other framed photos. These old eyes won't allow for a positive identification though.
by lynnsteen
Sat November 19, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Purity Cafe ad 1936
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Purity Cafe ad 1936

Bruce, if I'm not mistaken, The Diner was located at the intersection of Hamlet Avenue and Raleigh Street (diagonally across from Pop Nettles' service station). It also operated later under the name Pink Platter.
by lynnsteen
Sun November 13, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

I don't think it's the number of executive orders that are important, but rather the nature and effect of the orders. It's the context.
by lynnsteen
Sat November 12, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Jody, don't you think the slavery issue was a factor in setting up this EC system, in that slaves were not considered full people at the time? That would have had the effect of giving the southern states more stature at the time, since slaves couldn't vote. If so, that's one reason to my mind for ab...
by lynnsteen
Sat November 12, 2016, 2:48 am
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Knew Jody would have the details, which were very interesting. But I don't think vote results should be based on a "per resident" basis, but rather on "who actually casts a vote" basis. The residents that are not part of the voting process should have no impact on the election ou...
by lynnsteen
Thu November 10, 2016, 11:03 pm
Forum: Funny / Interesting Stuff
Topic: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: 2016 GENERAL ELECTION

Still pondering whether you're a serious believer, or just playing devil's advocate! Believe there might have been other past elections with the same resulting outcome. But that's the system we have, and everyone is aware going in. On the other hand, I'm a believer in the popular vote myself. I take...
by lynnsteen
Fri September 30, 2016, 9:02 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: George Whitfield resigns 1968
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: George Whitfield resigns 1968

Was this an April Fool type situation? This was well past my time at HHS, but I thought he was in Hamlet for a good number of years.
by lynnsteen
Tue August 30, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: Do You Know ???
Topic: Do you them??? Tommy Smart and Jerry Clark
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Do you them???

I'm guessing Tommy Smart and Jerry Clark.
by lynnsteen
Fri August 5, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: Do You Know ???
Topic: Do you know her???
Replies: 24
Views: 2763

Re: Do you know her???

Let me start off by saying that I have no idea who this is. But using David's latest hint, and a hunch, I'm going to put forward the name of Mary Ann (Warlick) Jones, a contributing member to these pages.

Just a hunch folks, just a hunch.
by lynnsteen
Thu July 14, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Baseball 1958
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Hamlet Baseball 1958

This crew is identified right-to-left, but the player between Sonny Garrison and Coach Pruitt is not identified. I'm unable to make out who it is myself, but I'm pretty sure I knew him. Does anyone know who he is? Another puzzle for me is the caps that are displayed. They would suggest that this is ...
by lynnsteen
Sat July 9, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Looking for information.
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Looking for information.

A search of Ancestry.com indicates that his family lived at 523 Hamlet Avenue in 1920 and 1930 (his father was a blacksmith with the railroad). There is also a 1930 record of him living in Raleigh as a lodger (probably as a student, but not so indicated). In 1940 he is in Marion County, Alabama with...
by lynnsteen
Sun July 3, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: "Crank Hand"
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: "Crank Hand"

Could you possibly be referring to those individuals who got selected to hand crank the old homemade ice cream churns? If so, I have been one!
They were much in demand about this time of year, every year, back in the good ol' days.
by lynnsteen
Mon August 10, 2015, 12:10 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Earl Bradshaw's 100th Birthday Party
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Earl Bradshaw's 100th Birthday Party

Congrats to Earl on his accomplishment.
I'm sure all had a jolly good time with the event.

Whole lot of "Do You Know" possibilities in that collection. Saw some familiar looking faces, and 3 or 4 that I can actually put names to.
by lynnsteen
Tue August 4, 2015, 1:42 am
Forum: Hamlet Happenings
Topic: Hamlet Shrubs
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Hamlet Shrubs

Good job guys; vast improvement.
by lynnsteen
Sun April 26, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: What Ship ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: What Ship ?

OK, I'll show my stupidity ................ USS Hornet.
by lynnsteen
Thu April 16, 2015, 10:30 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: How Many ???
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: How Many ???

I concur with the above response.
What I'm now curious to hear is just what was this storage shed intended for, as it represents a cube only a little more than 3/8s of an inch on each edge.
by lynnsteen
Sun March 1, 2015, 1:22 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Coach Mike Caskey
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Coach Mike Caskey

Sounds like a 'paddle' to me.
by lynnsteen
Sat February 28, 2015, 1:57 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Coach Mike Caskey
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Re: Coach Mike Caskey

The daughter's name was Mica. Thought I had remembered one of the children being a HHS Mascot one year, and sure enough there she is with Class of '63. Don't know the boy's name, but my guess would be Mike Jr.. Have no idea what you're talking 'bout with punishments though!!! Tried to steer clear of...
by lynnsteen
Sun January 11, 2015, 12:24 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven

That's the house that first occurred to me Jim. But if it is, isn't that the house that the Cox family lived in, Diane and George's family?
by lynnsteen
Sat January 10, 2015, 12:22 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: 1942 - The Magnificent Eleven

Still unclear on the location of this field. Is it on the grounds of HHS with the house in the background being on Spring Street, or some other location?
by lynnsteen
Tue December 16, 2014, 10:58 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Choo-Choo's
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: Hamlet Choo-Choo's

Enjoy being able to browse these old Choo-Choos, David. Thanks for the addition.
by lynnsteen
Wed October 15, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965

Sig, as a boy growing up in Marlboro and Richmond Counties, it was pee'-can to me. But through the years I have been converted to pe-cahn'. Suspect it is a regional preference. Which is correct? - search me!!

Maybe an English major will weigh in.
by lynnsteen
Wed October 15, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: Buttercup and the Railroad 1965

Good research Jody. I agree with your closing conclusion. I grew up on the stuff myself, starting with those nickel (or dime) cups with the cowboy photos on the lid underside. As I aged, the "Cheerio" became a favorite stick item, but I ate some of all the products. Particularly favored th...
by lynnsteen
Sun September 7, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Old Dog:
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Old Dog:

'Seaboard' sounds like a good guess to me Bruce.
But that was a good touch you added to the discussion.
by lynnsteen
Sat August 16, 2014, 11:16 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Telephones 1965
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Telephones 1965

And I saw one here just last week with the logo .................. you dump it, we pump it.
by lynnsteen
Thu July 31, 2014, 7:56 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Trains
Replies: 16
Views: 2887

Re: Trains

That was a double good response Bruce.
by lynnsteen
Thu July 31, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: Pool Shark
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Pool Shark

@TR4- what happened to your post a couple of weeks ago about the name of a pool shark who visited Atkinsons off and on? I was looking forward to the answer.
by lynnsteen
Fri July 25, 2014, 7:13 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: "Crystal Ball"
Replies: 10
Views: 1718

Re: "Crystal Ball"

Double concur.
by lynnsteen
Mon March 24, 2014, 6:20 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: The Old Red Caboose
Replies: 8
Views: 2147

Re: The Old Red Caboose

Bruce, I'm betting that the Lee name you reference is for the company that manufactured the product, as in the manufacturer of Lee jeans for instance.
by lynnsteen
Fri March 21, 2014, 11:16 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Fairgrounds???
Replies: 13
Views: 3660

Re: Fairgrounds???

@ Wayne
Don't remember that about Mike Stogner, but that wouldn't come as any great surprise!!
by lynnsteen
Wed March 19, 2014, 9:50 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Fairgrounds???
Replies: 13
Views: 3660

Re: Fairgrounds???

Can't speak to the specifics of Veep's story, but I remember seeing this act myself back in the mid 50s. The cage was in open view, so you didn't have to pay to enter a tent to witness the event. What I most remember about the event though was that the chimp at times would resort to being 'nasty'. I...
by lynnsteen
Thu March 13, 2014, 9:47 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Fairgrounds???
Replies: 13
Views: 3660

Re: Fairgrounds???

Don't know if he came through this facility, but Arthur McDuffie practiced the fine art back in the day.
by lynnsteen
Tue February 11, 2014, 2:16 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1966 Train Wreck
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: 1966 Train Wreck

I believe the wreck occurred in Cherryville, NC.
by lynnsteen
Sun February 9, 2014, 12:57 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969
Replies: 22
Views: 7725

Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

These photos are painful to look at, even now. Thankfully I didn't have to go through it.
by lynnsteen
Thu February 6, 2014, 1:28 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour
Replies: 18
Views: 3519

Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

That's what I figured.
I had not remembered that he was a mail carrier though, especially our mail carrier. But I do remember what he looked like, probably through athletics (the Booster Club). Remember Jim Jr., also through athletics as he was a basketball player coming up behind my class.
by lynnsteen
Thu February 6, 2014, 2:39 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour
Replies: 18
Views: 3519

Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Are we talking about Jim Barbour Sr. here, or Jim Jr. who would have been about HHS Class of '62?
by lynnsteen
Wed February 5, 2014, 1:31 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour
Replies: 18
Views: 3519

Re: Aerial Hamlet pictures by Jim Barbour

Great photos.
But I can't place the location for shot #1.
And I'm guessing shot #5 is from the back side of the Coca Cola plant!
What year were these photos made?
Can someone enlighten me?
by lynnsteen
Sun January 26, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: PURPLE TOP
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: PURPLE TOP

@ Freddie I'm beginning to think I need to come before you on bended knee, with hat in hand. After making the previous post, I decided to do some checking in the four Choo Choo yearbooks I have from my high school years. What I found was that in the first two annuals, there were ads for both West Es...
by lynnsteen
Sun January 26, 2014, 2:56 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: PURPLE TOP
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: PURPLE TOP

@ Freddie I believe you have the Bill West move backwards on the Esso station. I'm pretty sure he was at the Hardee's location first, and then moved to Hwy 74/Boyd's Lake Rd location. But I could be wrong. I remember there was a younger Bill West though, just a few years older than me, and I think h...
by lynnsteen
Sun January 26, 2014, 4:20 am
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: PURPLE TOP
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: PURPLE TOP

I've heard this name Ma Crofton mentioned several times on these Hamlet websites, but I never heard the name mentioned when I was in school there; at least I don't remember it. I started attending school there at the HHS site in the 7th grade in 1954 I believe it was, and I graduated in 1960. During...
by lynnsteen
Fri January 17, 2014, 10:59 pm
Forum: Hamlet Trivia
Topic: HAMLET SENIOR CENTER
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: HAMLET SENIOR CENTER

For us out-of-towners Freddie, where is the Senior Center located (without giving away the answer to your question)?
by lynnsteen
Mon January 13, 2014, 11:48 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Rockingham Raceway
Replies: 21
Views: 3996

Re: Rockingham Raceway

@ Jody
That's the place I had in mind. I was just having trouble placing it and this track in the same vicinity.
Was beginning to think there might now be a housing development or assisted living facility of some sort in the area of Richmond Pines.
by lynnsteen
Mon January 13, 2014, 11:44 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Rockingham Raceway
Replies: 21
Views: 3996

Re: Rockingham Raceway

You're talking Junior Johnson I presume. He was a real character; a lot of fun to observe. Probably the only driver to ever be pulled off the racing circuit in midseason and sent to prison for........ bootlegging. I remember seeing him several years ago on one of those reunion type shows on TV with ...
by lynnsteen
Mon January 13, 2014, 12:05 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Rockingham Raceway
Replies: 21
Views: 3996

Re: Rockingham Raceway

When was the track removed Wayne? I still can't remember ever noticing it up till the early 60s, but that's probably my problem. And what is 'Foxfire' that was mentioned by someone earlier? I remember there being a community by that name up between Hoffman and Pinehurst, at least a golf course by th...
by lynnsteen
Sun January 12, 2014, 12:44 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Rockingham Raceway
Replies: 21
Views: 3996

Re: Rockingham Raceway

I bet he can, particularly when it comes to the Allisons of Alabama!!

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