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This is from Danny Berry Southwest High class of ’67; 1996 Venetian Dr ..
Memorable places of our youth that others from the south side
might have forgotten. Places where I / we played, worked, ate out,
danced or played music and hung out with our friends: Peoples St. park
across from the Gordon theater, Venetian Hills elementary school, Adams
Park & Pool, Adams Park Gym (all day every day), Mrs. Gamadandus, Coach Randall Ballard, little league baseball, football & basketball at Adams Park , John A. White pool and football field, Babe Ruth baseball at John A., Putt Putt at Campbellton
Plaza, the trampoline center at the Putt Putt, slot car tracks near
Sylvan, Lake Spivey, Rock Hill lake, Ben Hill gym, Colonial Stores at
Cascade Heights and West End, Mitchells Grocery store, the Varsity, Yellow Jacket,
Pilgreen’s, Aldo’s, Joe Cottons, Wingo’s, Carrolls burgers, Lumms, McDonalds
across from Ft. Mac, the Krystal on Campbellton Rd., the Dwarf
House/Chick-fil-a in Hapeville, the Gordon theater, Greenbriar Mall and
theater, Fulton Ind. Drive Inn, Monday night dances at Jefferson park,
Wed. night dances at Funtown, Friday night dances at Lake Spivey, The
Tigers Cage teen club at Westgate, The Golden Horn, S.W. High dances,
Therrell dances, Brown High dances, Stigers drug store, West End bowling alley, Stacy Robinson’s 5th, 6th and 7th
grade parties, Woolworths at Campbellton plaza, Jacob’s drug store at
Campbellton Plaza (lime & cherry cokes), Cascade Heights, Miss Ga.
Dairy parlor, Jackson’s Music store in West End,
Lakewood roller rink, camping out in Westview Cemetery, parking with
your date on Willis Mill. We had fun in the 50’s and 60’s!!!!! I’m sure
there are plenty more that I have forgotten. I would love to hear more
from others who remember.
didn't know what life was all about, really, until I got to SW, and
STILL didn't know much until I met Cecil Bray. Then the learning
began! What fun, what memories, oh what a learning
experience!! Needless to say, we have two of the greatest kids on
and they have kids, too, that of course, are unmatchable! Am I
braggin' or what? Typical grandma for sure.
the parties at Paul and Donna Coker's? Remember our partites at
the apartment on Campbellton Road? Johnny Adams took up a
collection to help pay for the stuff for the party - he was
charging everybody that walked in the doors! It was
hilarious! Of course, I got furious.... fuddy duddy me...
Remember sneaking out at
lunch and going to the Krystal for lunch?...with Paul Coker, of
course... Mrs. Armstrong, my favorite and namesake teacher, caught
me and said if she EVER caught me skipping again, I would live
to NEVER, EVER forget it! I didn't, either.
how about the Rialto, downtown? The Fox, of course, - those were
dates that were special. The Coach and Six Restaurant?
I can't think of anything else right now - but I am sure between Steve and I we will come up with something!
Harriet and Steve Banks
Our Neighborhood Grocery
I think all our neighborhoods had their
small family owned grocery store. These stores were important to the
neighborhood because thje store took on the personality of the area
that it was located in. Our neighborhood store was Greens Grocery
located on Murphy Ave.Mr. Greens store always had a special plesant
smell all it's own, when you walked in the front door the first thing
that you could smell were the fresh vegetables that he displayed at the
front of the store, his counter stood in the center and as you passed
the counter you could smell the fresh ground coffee, another familiar
smell was the sawdust on the floor of his meat dept. He sold what I
remember as the coldest soft drinks that I had ever had, we could go in
and buy a soft drink and a candy bar
and have him charge the 10 cents it cost to our parents account. He had
this big glass candy case at the front of the store filled on the
bottom with all that penny candy like Kits, BB Bats, Mary Janes, Hershey Kisses jaw breakers, Fleer's penny bubble
gum, and those wax lips and teeth, and how about those penny Curtiss lolipops with the soft flexible handle.
The walls were lined with shelves filled with canned goods and stuff in
jars and bottles. Sometimes I encounter a very plesant
aroma that triggers my memory of Mr. Greens Grocery Store.
Sylvan High School
Dick Donovan Brown Class of 1963 wrote this reminder of all the stores and
businesses located at Cascade and Beecher.
Drug Store,Cascade Bowling Alley,the Piggly Wiggly store on
Westmont,Wynnes Texaco,Theisens grocery,LaLons store,Riblins shoe
repair,Mr.Hurds garage,Mayos radio service,Perrys'Ice Cream parlor,(the
absolutely brst banana split anywhere),Dr.Paulk DDS (torture chamber),
Cascade Hardware,don't forget "Tidwell" at Stegars, McDaniels barber
shop,and the Shrimp Boat next to the Shell Station on Cascade,Kirklands
That was a long time ago.
Cascade Theater,hanburgers at the Teddy Bear Grill,BarBQ from
Toms(Bootys) BBQ,reading magazines at Cascade Pharmacy at Cascade
Just a few memories from a wonderful time.
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|Here Is The Way that Cascade and Beecher Looked Back Then|
- I'm Ronnie (Ron) Cook, Southwest class of '69. Paula Spicer (Johnson)
forwaded the recent newsletter. Thanks, Paula! I live in Orlando
, married with two grown boys and 2 (soon to be 3) grandkids. How did
we suddenly get so old?After many years in the hotel business, I am
currently an investor, college professor and drummer.It was great
seeing the newsletter, and please add me to the list. It's wonderful
hearing about where everyone has ended up.
Best regards to all for a very happy and prosperous New Year!
MY NAME IS KELL MUNROE CLASS OF 65,66 ACTUALLY GRADUATED IN JAN 66, I
LIVED AT 1338 LATHAM ST. IT RAN BETWEEN HOPKINS,LANGHORN AND
LUCILLE& OAK STREET ONLY EIGHT HOUSES ON THE STREET. LEE HOWELL
liVED TWO HOUSES UP AND ACROSS THE STREET. BOB, BUDDY, AND PENNY
LOVERIDGE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET. LOVED ALL THE OLD TIMES IN WEST END
AT THE PLAYGROUND AT J C HARRIS AND MS. HARGIS SHE RAN THE GAME ROOM
FOR DECADES, WENT TO ST. ANTHONY'S CATHOLIC GRAMMER SCHOOL
Hi my name is Charlene House Sims I graduated from Sylvan
High School in 1960 I have been enjoying the West End Newsletter so
much and wanted to get on the Mailing List. My brother Mike House and
Kenny Farris have been forwarding it to me. I just received the Christmas one.
It has really brought back some great memories of the glory days. Mike and I first lived in Mosley Park
before we moved to Sylvan Hills in 1951 and I entered the 4th grade at
Sylvan Elementary . I went from Kindergarten thru 3rd grade at
Frank L Stanton Elem in Mozley Park ( Our Dad also went there ) Mozley Park
was such a great Community and it stills looks pretty good. My
grandmothers House on Mozley Place , where I lived as a baby, is
still there. Also Janet Vittur Woodall , Gail Wallace Deering
and I use to walk to the Gordon Street Baptist Chuch as third
graders. ( you couldnt do that anymore )
I now reside in Douglasville, Ga and my best girl friend from Sylvan
High School, Terry Mackin Stephens lives right up the
street. Its such a small World when it comes to friendships . Atlanta has grown so much that it is almost unrecognizable in some places, but some places never change , especially in our hearts.
Looking forward to the next Newsletter and more memories.
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any of you ever have the opportunity to go into Grandmother's attic and
find old clothes for playing dress-up? I did not. But our two
Now, I'm the grandmother. I'm happy to have our one grandchild,
living in the same city with Gregory and me. Melitta came
over to look for clothes from the 1950s to use in a play her class
performed about Martin Luther King, Jr. Among other things, she
borrowed an apron that her namesake, Melitta Hasty (my mom) made in
the 1950s. We don't usually share grandkid's photos in the newsletter
but I thought the picture of this apron might bring back memories to
some of the women.
In addition scanned a few photos
Here is one from May 1955. Marsha Martin (I think
she went to Sylvan), Beatirce Hasty, and Diane Brown wait for the
train at Union Station. We are headed to Washington, D.C. for the
annual safety patrol trip.
Bea Hasty Favre
Ragsdale Elementary, 1947-1955
Brown High, 1955-1960
Bea Hasty Favres' Granddaughter modeling a 1950s vintage apron.
These three young ladies are patiently (and happily ???? )awaiting
word to board the train for the school Safety Patrol trip to Washington D.C.
I.N. Ragsdale safety patrol
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Happy St. Patricks to all Westender Friends,
Were any of ya'll a member of Cascade Baptist Church? It was on West Haven
as I recall and burned down back in the early 70's.
Mitchell's little grocery store on Venetian and Campbellton Road split
was always the best to walk and get candy. Back then you could
walk anywhere and everywhere as it was for sure a safe haven to
live. Looking forward to hearing other stories and memories from
those on that good ole side of Atlanta.
Jan Whelchel Richardson Class of '70 Southwest High [Email Address Removed]
This picture is Leah Moores 6th grade Graduation class at J.C.Harris --and then off to Joe Brown Jr. High
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Comments regarding Dr. Berger
DO I REMEMBER DR. BERGER'S TORTURE CHAIR. OH, TO SEE THE PICTURE OF
THAT PLACE. I REMEMBER THOSE DARN DENTAL CERTIFICATES THAT WERE A
MUST. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE PICTURE AND THE REFRESHING OF THE
MIND OF THE FEARFUL TIMES IN THAT BIG RED "CHAMBER" CHAIR!!
SANDRA (HEPTINSTALL) UHLMAN, ELLIJAY, GEORGIA. [Email Address Removed]
do I remember those trips to Dr. Berger, I remember that he never used
novacaine or anything to deaden the pain, he just sat you down
and started drilling OUCH!!!
Charles Lee 1955
I dreaded having to get the Dental Certificate because it meant a trip (or more ) to Dr. Berger
George Ogburn Brown class 1957
Seems like he was upstairs over the Pendergrast Barber Shop
on Gordon Street a few retail units from Lee Street... maybe even the stairs
to his office ran up next to
Black's fresh poultry shop....
and then later it seems Dr. B. had his office in a little brick house/office bldg
on Lee Street next to Lee Street Elementary. Jerald Samples (JBHS "50)
anybody remember those fun Saturday morning safety patrol meetings that
we would go to at the Paramount Theater, we would see a movie and then
we were turned loose to roam all the downtown stores trhe rest of the
day, and we really would spend the entire day among hundreds of
noisy youngsters going all over Davison Paxons and then we would head
down to do the same at Rich's, after a stop at the Planters peanut
store,. I can remember the smell of those roasting peanuts
drifting all over the area. And we would always have to stop at the
Rich's bakery to get one of those "cream puffs", and how we loved to
browse those two huge 5&10 cent stores across from Rich's, they
both had two floors to browse over, and then stop at the candy counter
at one of those stores. I know while walking from Davisons
all the boys would be stopped in that Reeder McGhahee sporting goods
store on Broad St. and the girls would head for Allens ladies
& girls store. Then we would catch the #10 Cascade
trolley back home, after a mostly fun day spent downtown Atlanta.
I just love to think
about the wonderful memories.
Jaenne Nelson Terry
is a picture that Lawrence Marshall sent us of Brown High school taken
in 1925. Notice that the auditorium or the South wing have not
been added at this time.
This photo is courtesy of David Wrights Joe Brown web site
This Kindergarden class at Frank L Stanton
David asks that if anyone can identify any of the people in the picture
just click here and identify any that you recognize. .Webmaster@joebrownhigh.org
Row 3 : Mrs. ? teacher : David Wright : Norton Newman : David Kennedy : Unknown : Bobby Phillips : Douglas Seymour : Gary Miller : Russell Maddox : Mrs. ? teacher
Row 2 : Unknown : Glenda Taylor : Unknown : Unknown : Unknown : Unknown : Unknown
Row 1 : Unknown : Unknown : Charles Harkleroad : Douglas Toler : David Dickerson : Bobby Brooks :