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Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby David » Wed July 16, 2014, 8:30 pm

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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby TR4 » Thu July 17, 2014, 3:55 pm

I remember
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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby sigmore » Thu July 17, 2014, 4:17 pm

I had the pleasure of staying there one night. Got caught at the Hub Grill also. Was'nt old enough to drink but I knew how. Got in pretty deep poo over that shenanigan.

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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby Alan Andrews » Fri July 18, 2014, 12:20 pm

Visited htis building many times.....not the jail though. My mother worked there for many years with Puddin Keziah, Laura Gunter and others.

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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby Bruce Osburn » Fri July 18, 2014, 4:50 pm

sigmore, Hey, just how old were you when you got caught drinking under age? Were you caught before you turned 18 or after the drinking age was raised to 21 back in the '80s?
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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby sigmore » Fri July 18, 2014, 8:30 pm

I was under 18. Finally turned 18, went to a technical school in Kentucky, had to be 21 to drink there. Dammit! You could buy a case of Buds in the bottle for less than 4 bucks after you paid the deposit on the case and the bottles.

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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby Bruce Osburn » Fri July 18, 2014, 11:09 pm

I was never arrested for underage drinking but I got giggling silly a couple times before I graduated high school. I worked after school (12th grade, Garner, N.C.) in a little gas station that also sold beer along with gas and oil and nabs (B.R. Poole's Esso station on Garner Road, right across the street from the high school). There were two or three old car seats scattered around for the patrons and was the most popular place to stop in that little town, and was also the unofficial police station. The chief of police spent a good bit of time there and a couple of state troopers traded there, gas and oil and wash jobs for their personal cars. I became a trusted employee and sometimes the bossman said he was calling it a day and told me to lock up at quitting time. So I hung around pumping gas and selling soda pops, nabs and beer to anyone who came in, including the chief and troopers. (A few times I helped myself to a six pack or two at closing time and my buddy and I went to the local "Toot 'n Tell It" and made fools of ourselves.)

Just before graduation -- one day when I was stocking the beer cooler -- bossman asked what I planned to do after graduation. I told him not much, other than registering for the draft. "You ain't registered yet?" he asked. "Nah," says I, "I won't be 18 until the middle of August."

Bossman nearly dropped over with apoplexy. "I thought you were 18 already!" he said as he grabbed me and pulled me from behind the counter. And from that day on I was never allowed to sell beer.
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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby freddie hassler » Sun July 20, 2014, 5:37 am

My first trip to CityHall was back in1950 to get my Pink Sugar Cube on the 2nd Floor in the room Far left facing Main St. :D

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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby freddie hassler » Sun July 20, 2014, 5:59 am

The only time I drank beer underage was when I was in the USAF stationed at Malmstrom AFB Mont. where the age was 21, but you could drink in the Airman's Club if you were 18, I was 20
had to wait 5 months to go downtown Great Falls to drink at a Bar.

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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby Bruce Osburn » Sun July 20, 2014, 10:26 am

Virginia used to have a strange drinking law. Way back in the late '50s and '60s there were two alcohol-contents for beer in that state (at least around Norfolk)... 6% for those 21 and over and a 3% near-beer for those between 18 and 21. A really stupid law no matter how you looked at it. After all, a fellow could get falling-down drunk on 3%-beer too... he just had to drink more of it.
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Re: Hamlet "Old" City Hall

Postby freddie hassler » Sun July 20, 2014, 10:46 am

Bruce, I remember being at the Poolroom back in the 60's and when a passenger train stoped in Hamlet, young guy's headed to FortJackson would come in the poolroom and ask the Oldman for3% beer, ofcourse he didn't sell beer, so they moved on


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