emember the Christmas tree with that colored wheel shining light on it.
Reading all these notes about the
local "haunts", i.e., Cotton's, Steagers, etc., puts me in mind of
Cascade Pharmacy at the corner of Cascade and Gordon Sts. Remember Doc Maddox
and Doc Cummings? The penny candy case, the soda fountain? Those were
real sodas, too. The drug stores back then didn't carry groceries and
all the other things they do now.
I wish my grandchildren could have
memories like we all do instead of shootings, locker searches, no
recess and too much homework.
Ginger Huff Bryan
I.N. Ragsdale and Sylvan '59
Remember "reel to reel tape recorders
Hello, I enjoy reading
the West End newsletter, even tho I never lived in West End or
surrounding areas it means a lot to a native Atlantan like myself to
hear all the memories of growing up anywhere in my hometown.I grew up
in the Morningside area and attended Henry Grady High school, but I had
several relatives who lived and grew up in your area and I keep looking
to see if some day I will read a message in the newsletter from one of
them.We had our favorite places where we used to gather after school
also, and places like Mooneys Lake where we went to swim, our favorite
Drug Store soda fountain was Taylors Drugs, we loved the Piedmont Drive
in theater,as well as going to the Fox on date nights.And we loved to
go dance our "special" Atlanta dance at Mooneys pavillion.
and thanks for all the memories that you bring up.
Billie (Maxwell) Pope
Blue Ridge Ga.
member thkate key that we used to wear on a string around our neck
This is the greatest newsletter. Thank you for adding me to
your list. My name was Gayle Trollinger and I graduated from
Southwest high in 1962 and also went to Ragsdale. Those days were
the best of time. nothing compares. I knew a lot of people
from Brown because my Grandmother lived on Matheson Place off
Lucille Ave. Lots of memories. I lived on Lanvale Dr
off of Avon Ave. I now live in Loganville Ga. Thanks
again for this GREAT
Gayle Trollinger Stanton
And Penny Candy
Hello thanks for sending me your newsletter. I am Nancy
(East)Butterfield. My sister Frances East and I went to Southwest. I
graduated in 1959 and moved to Germany with my family where we lived
for three years. I was married there to a military officer and we spent
37 years together. We divorced in 1998. I have three grown children and
7 grandchildren. I live in Yorktown VA. where I have been since 1979. I
raised,trained and showed dogs for 35 years then opened a retail shop.
I sold gifts,books,jewelry, music,etc. I did get to the Atlanta Gift
Show a couple times a year. One trip I visited with my good high school
friend Martha (Little) Langston and got caught up on old friends. I
closed my shop 3 years ago and now enjoy freedom of a schedule but
still stay very busy. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta
til then Nancy B
DID YOUR MOM HAVE A WRINGER WASHER?
I'm Jim Hill, Southwest 1964, I live in
Marietta and have been in real estate development and construction for
40 years. It's good to hear from anyone from Southwest, Brown, Therell,
Sylvan or West Fulton. Everything has certainly changed since the 60's
on the Southside but we all remember when it was a wonderful place to
grow up and live.
THOSE LONG GONE BUT NOT FOTTEN BURMA SHAVE SIGNS
Jimmy Browns 4th grade J.C. Harris class 1955
I GUESS WE ALL OWNED A BROWNIE CAMERA
Hello everyone, I am Patricia Turner Powell,
I attended Brown High . So many memories when
I read this newsletter I am reminded of a
place of so many of us when we were teens living in West End.I 'm
speaking of Sweetwater Creek where we
go on afternoons after school and swim and enjoy having a beach party with our friends.
And here is a picture that David Wright sent showing those rapids that we used tube down st Sweetwater.
I lived on Dill Avenue and went to Sylvan Hills Elementary. Graduated in 1959 from Sylvan
High School where in my senior year I received the annual Sandpaper
Award for being the roughest guy on our football team. For
those who knew him, my foster brother, Grady Burge, Brown-Sylvan 1951,
passed away last year. His wife, Pam Taylor, who grew up on Dill
Avenue and also went to Brown High, died year before last (both of them
too young to go). I just published my first novel (better late than
never) --- itĘs called Dirty Billy and itĘs set in 1954 in the
neighborhood around the intersection of Sylvan Road and Dill Avenue,
part Sylvan Hills, part Capitol View, part West End. For the
person who asked about the West End Theatre, one of the sequences in
the book is about the Black Shirts, who used to charge little kids a
nickel for safe passage to the theatre. Other sequences take
place in the old Sylvan Theater, which went dark in about 1954. I also
just published a collection of short stories, Here and There, Now and
Then, which has a couple of tales from Atlanta. You can read
samples from both books at my literary/commentary blog, From the Left
Bank of the Potomac, at Let me know what you think by emailing me at [Email Address Removed]