CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

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CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

Postby Bill Dennis » Sat June 24, 2017, 12:15 pm

In Memory Of:
CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

Visitation:
First Baptist Church, Hamlet
Monday, June 26, 2017
From 1:00-2:00 PM

Memorial Service:
First Baptist Church, Hamlet
Monday, June 26, 2017
At 2:00 PM

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Re: CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

Postby freddie hassler » Sun June 25, 2017, 12:02 am

RIP Blue Flame

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Re: CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

Postby lynnsteen » Sun June 25, 2017, 12:58 pm

What's the origin of the nickname "Blue Flame"?
Have always wondered about that!
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Re: CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

Postby Eagle One » Sun June 25, 2017, 2:34 pm

Charles' dad was a railroad fireman back in the steam engine days. The saying goes that he always kept a blue flame in the firebox which was good because a blue flame was as hot as the fire could get, thereby generating more steam. So he was nicknamed "Blue Flame" and the name followed on down to his sons. I know of only two sons and that was Charles who was a conductor, and Wilson who I never knew to be called by any other name than "Blue." Both boys were always called "Blue Flame" or just "Blue." So the name lived on.

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Re: CHARLES PERRY MCMANUS

Postby lynnsteen » Sun June 25, 2017, 7:40 pm

Thanks. Yeah, I knew that the name was commonly used for both boys, even me. But I never knew where the name came from.
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