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| THE WESTENDER|
Notice of Bereavment
Just spoke with Jimmy Bolt today. He was in the Class of 1953 I believe at Sylvan High. Jimmy advised that his sister, Carol Bolt House, approximately 65 years of age passed away yesterday. Carol will be at Smith Funeral Home in Winder. She (Carol) actually moved from the Sylvan area, and actually graduated from Southwest High.
Details of the services are not available yet, however, plans should be forthcoming in the next day or so. Most Sylvanites will remember that Jimmy Bolt lived around Adair Park . Please get this message out to all of those who knew Carol or the Bolt family in order for those who wish to attend the services or send condolences. I’m sure many of your readers attended Southwest.
It is sad to hear about so many of our classmates leaving us now, but we will always have the memories that no one can mar. What a great time to be a teen-ager in those days. The music was fabulous, and the “good times” even better. Nothing can equal that today. For those of you who do not know, I lost a precious granddaughter the last of September. It was one of the saddest and most tragic times of my entire life. Life goes on, and God will sustain and comfort us.
Thanks to you for this newsletter and all of the “things remembered” that you are posting here today.
Barbara ANDERSON Torbett
15 Melody Lane
Len Miller Sylvan High graduate, died last
month in Nashville Tn.Len was the person
who wore the "Bear suit" during football & basketball games at Sylvan.
LOOKING FOR CLASSMATES
I have been looking for two years for Nelda Rountree
Brown High class of 1958
If anyone can pass this along to her My Name Is
Dave Johnson Brown High
My e mail address is
[Email Address Removed]
This Is For Genevieve Skinner Slate ...Please contact me.
my e-mail address
Terry Kriner Frazier
Class of '64 - SWHW
[Email Address Removed]
Terry Kriner Frazier
I am trying to locate Tommy Brown who
startted at Brown High with the class of 1964 but finished elsewhere and went on to Ga.Tech
[Email Address Removed]
The Brown High class of 1960
is trying to locate the
following classmates regarding their 50th reunion
to be held in 2010....so if you can help locate any of these
people please contact Norman Wnuk at:
Hugh Decosta-- Don Hall- -Margaret Parker Hammontree-
reason for this and I want to explain, I use free email accounts so this newsletter will always remain cost free to you, ...by using free email accounts I am limited to a certain number of email letters to be sent in a day, so I use different e mail addresses in order to send all the letters in one day. Thanks
And one other word.
I wish you would be thinking of sending something for the September issue..... As of now I have ONE article and that is all.
Hellio again, I am Mike Farnner, I attended Brown High School.
I want to share some of my favorite Summertime memories of growing up in Southwest Atlanta, it meant always listening for the ringing cowbell of the "hunky man" coming down our street and buying one of those 5 cent cups of ice cream and eating it with that wooden spoon,
going to Rigsbys grocery store for those cold soft drinks, and putting salted peanuts in the bottle of Pepsi
,Walking to the Teddy Bear fruit stand for a .25 cent slice of ice cold watermelon,
every morning going to the Oakland City Pool to swim for free until Noon,and then hating for the whistle telling everyone the free swim had ended,
waiting for the ice man to deliver ice to the house across the street so we could ask him for a chunk of ice to chew on,
the July 4th. barbecues held each year at the big pavillion at Oakland City Park,
the long bike trips to West End to stroll thru all the great stores,
Day Camp at Adams Park where we would wade in the creeks there looking for crawfish,
riding our bikes to old "Macs Pond" where there were a thousand places for young boys to play,and looking for treasures in the creeks there,
it meant another couple of hours of playing outside with our friends until dark,
going barefoot all day and all the stings from stepping on bumble bees in the grass,
waiting my turn at the crank of the ice cream churn and then enjoying that homemade ice cream,
summer meant that our refridgerator took on a whole new aroma when you opened the door, you could usually smell watermelon in there, along with a lot of fresh peaches, plums and other summertime foods.
I remember the man named "POP" who came thru our neighborhood selling fresh produce off his truck and how good all his things were...and last but definately not least was Vacation Bible school at the Oakland City Baptist Church.
Weren't things just wonderfull growing up around west End, Sylvan Hills and Cascade areas?
At my age there aren't toomany reasons to get up in the morning, but with all this newa from old friends it's the forst thing I do. I'm still looking for Beverly Baldwin. We use to walk to Brown the day of atest and go over all the lessons. II graduated from Browm Hi 1954 and attended Ragsdale all the way through. There are several of us that were together 12 years. Paula Stevenson, Norma McDonald Evelyn Hicks, Marion Carter, Ted Tarrent nd so many others I'd lovee to hear from any of the old gang. Please get in touch. Barbara McWhorter Carson
JUST FINISHED READING THE JULY NEWSLETTER, & ABOUT THE PASSING OF CATHERINE SPEARS BRANNON. SHE & I PLAYED CLARINET TOGETHER FOR MR. CHENOWITH IN THE BROWN JR. & HI SCHOOL BANDS. SHE & I WERE VERY CLOSE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, SHE WAS THE 1ST GIRL I REALLY HAD A CRUSH ON. HER DAD USED TO TAKE US TO PONCE DE LEON BALL PARK TO SEE THE ATLANTA CRACKERS PLAY.. WE USE TO GO TO THE SYLVAN THEATRE, HOLD HANDS & KISS. I WOULD RIDE MY BIKE TO HER HOUSE ON EVANS DR. TO SEE HER. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED, BUT WE LOST TOUCH WITH EACH OTHER. SEEMS AS THOUGH SHE STARTED SEEING SOMEONE ELSE.
TELL TOMMY TODD I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO HIM ABOUT CATHERINE. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS [Email Address Removed] SEEMS AS THOUGH I REMEMBER HIS NAME ALSO.
A nostalgic trip to West End
I will try to remember how things were when we
knew West End.
Remember Ulmans' mens and boys shop.
Carls 5 & 10 cent store
The Thompson Boland lee store,whereMrs.Lancaster
used to see that we alwayshad the shoes that we wanted.
the Colonial Store
Those wonderful "Spinning Wheel"milkshakes at
the Miss Georgiaice cream shop next to the
Sonjas ladies shop next to Fulton hardware
The west End department Store next next to Sonjas.
That awful smelling poultry store that
we had to walk by.
Dr.Burgers dentist office upstairs over The Economy Auto
store where we bought our very first t.v.set.
Mrs blacks fresh produce store.
Mister Gamandannis shoe repair .
Evelyns Beauty Salon
The California Shop for ladies.
Uncle Remus library
the Buster Brown shoe store(I think
it was Dan Cohen shoes.
Walter R Thomas jewelers
The West End and The Gordon theaters.
Sol cohen bicycle shop.
and the Sears store.
Robert Hall clothing store.
I'm sure that i left a lot out,
but mygoodness what a lot of memories.
This is Martha (Belle Isle) Long to Jeannie Schweck I hope I got your name right. My sister and I took
tap dancing from Mr. Litsy (?Sp) when we were in Capital View grammer school. We had a recitle and
danced at the Atlanta Auditorium. I was a soldier and a Dutch girl. My sister was a pirate. This was over
50 years ago. I loved tapping all through the house, drove my Mother crazy. Sylvan '58
Also I was so excited to see Ray Abernathy. He was the only person that asked me to dance at somebody's house. There was a certain group of us that hung out together.Ray let me say you look marvellous. Same glasses, same hair, a little less now and the same happy, fun guy to be around
Martha (Belle Isle) Long
This picture was sent to us by Tim Beacham
It shows board members of the Kim King Foundation presenting $25.000 to the First Tee foundation at John A. White golf course to honor a local legend who many of us miss.
am so grateful for this newsletter, it just goes to show that the
communities of West End Cascade,Sylvan Hills Oakland City and
others are still connected by a common bond that we all shared and
This is 1st. of 4 installments sent to us by Charles Souther
IF YOU GREW UP IN ATLANTA , GEORGIA
SYLVAN HILLS HIGH GOLDEN BEARS &
BROWN HIGH REBELS MEMORIES
The Woody Willow Show---WSB TT.V.
Sliding down the pole at Fire Station #20 on Manford Road in the Manor***Fire Station #7 in West End***Lakewood Airport, Clay Raceway at Lakewood Fairgrounds with & Richard Petty***Rollercoaster at Lakewood Fairgrounds, The Greyhound***Fun Town on Stewart Ave with Wildmouse, Skating Rink & Batting Range with high nets & Concerts***72 Lane Bowling Ally on Stewart Ave with 50 cent or 3 games $1.
***Walking to Stewart Ave Library***Brewer`s, Hay`s & Weldon & Parramore Pharmacies on Sylvan Rd
***Roberts, Williams Pharmacies on Dill Ave with scary, retarded bicycle delivery man***9 cent movies at Sylvan Theater***5 cent Cokes***10 cent Krystals***Tokens for Trolley***Capitola Flour for movie money***Buying broken potato chips at Gordon`s on Sylvan Rd for 5 cents in a hugh sack***Troop 22 Boy Scouts***Standing in front of the store window on Stewart Ave watching TV***Sargent`s TV***
Peeking out the window of your dark house watching the Air Raid Warden walk by***Air Raid Siren on top of Capitol View Elementary School ***Paying 15 cents gallon at the Gulf Station at Stewart & Dill Ave
***Full Service Gas Stations: check oil, tire pressure, wash windshield & vaccum***Willie Trout`s Garage
***Amos & Andy on Radio***GT Basketball on Radio with Roger Kaiser***64,000 Question on TV with Glass Soundproof Booth***The Balcony & Elevator at Capitol View Baptist***Rich`s downtown at Christmas: Singing on each Floor of bridge, Tree on Top and street level Picture windows***Preston Mauldin on winning soap box derby***Dead body found in trunk at Stewart & Mayland Ave***Riding the streetcar to Ponce de Leon and watching tha minor league play baseball with slugger Bob Montag***Roller Drome, Krispy Kreme and Pig & Whistle on Ponce de Leon
***Mirror Lake where Atlanta Farmers Market is today***Mooney`s Lake on Piedmont Rd***The locker key around your ankle at Oakland City swimming pool. Your parents never wanted you to go swimming because of polio epidemic, Swimming free till noon, then you had to pay a nickel and most kids left at noon, lifeguard had a boat, the slide was metal, high and long.***School safety patrol meetings on Sat. at the Capitol Theater***Reeder & McGaughey and Walthour & Hood sporting goods downtown***Sol Cohen
Bicycle Shop on Gordon St in West End***Block Ice Company next to Gordon Potato Chip Co. for your non-electric refrigerator***Girls at Brown in those weird looking P.E. outfits
***Harry Defoor and Mr. Heidecker***swimming at Adams Park***Hidden Inn on Campbellton Rd***Cactus Grill and Chicken Haven on Stewart Ave***Pilgreen`s Steaks & Johnny Rebs on Lee Street***
***S&S Cafeteria in West End***Stewart Drive-in at Stewart & Cleveland Ave, did anybody ever find a speaker that worked—Today you listen on your car radio if you want to find a drive-in***Ike Eisenhower riding down Stewart Ave in 1952 toward downtown***President Lyndon Johnson riding down Lee Street in 1964 going to airport***The Varsity and the one arm man directing traffic***Circus, Live Atlanta Wrestling and School Graduations at Atlanta City Auditorium
***Hurt Park, the pretty flowers and Dutch wooden shoes***Stewart-Lakewood Shopping Center***Joel Chandler Harris` Wren`s Nest in West End; Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit Tales***Sear`s, Roebuck & Co.-Remember the man outside selling Hot Nuts***Duck Pin bowling in East Point with Negroes setting up the pins***Sylvan`s Dill Ave was Bryces, Watts Plumbing, Brown`s Grocery, Sheet Metal Shop, Cleaners, 5 & 10 store, Colonial Grocery store and then across strret was Firebird Gas, , Hulgins Hardware & Pure Gas***School Safety Patrol movies on Saturdays at Paramount Theater and then across street was Krystal and Trick Novelty Store on another corner***Rich`s Pink Pig on inside ceiling of Toy Department***Charley`s Trading Post across from Federal Pen***South Bend swimming pool & Boy`s Club on Lakewood Ave***Reversible Lanes on Stewart Ave***The Horseshoe Restaurant and Rio Vista on Morland Ave***16 Noble & 27 Stewart Ave
***Hwy 85 Drive-In with cows next to your car in Fayetteville ***Sylvan Bonfires & Sockhops***Nabisco
Behind Sylvan-smelling tose cookies in school***State Patrol HQ on Confederate Ave driving course for driver`s license***Soap Box Derby on Deckner Ave starting at school***Sylvan State AAA State Champions Twice in Basketball (Roberts, DeFore, Gaines, Tuggle & Stephens)***Grant Park-2Story Pavillon, Cyclorama, Zoo, Train, Observation Tower (Monkey`s in big cage you could walk up to***
Kroger, Mason & Rainbows Lodge across street from .