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What fun! Hanging out at Frozen Delite in Searcy Arkansas several years ago. It was a new group of kids. Bell bottom jeans, vests, boots, and lots of hair. At least different from the 50's. Frozen Delite was at the time of this photo located at 2200 East Race and a phone book says the owner was Jerry Manley. That's from a 1987 phone book. Perhaps Searcy readers will remember how long it had been there at that time. Perhaps Searcy readers will know who these ladies were. Now Frozen Delite is located at 2030 S Benton Street and caters to lots (20 comments)
Dillard's Department Store rejected my credit card.......what a surprise. Is this a new trend? - 08/25/10 10:08 AM
Okay, I admit I don't go shopping as much as merchants would like for me to go. Okay, Dillard's is 50 miles away so I don't drive that far to shop very often either. But, last week I went on a shopping spree....at least for me....and drove all the way to Little Rock to Dillard's. In Dillard's I found this very nice sales lady who was actually helpful! She probably worked on commisssion like we real estate agents do. So with her help I gathered up a lot of new clothes. Okay, here's my Dillard's card for you to charge these (23 comments)
Noble's Motel, Searcy AR, the very first look.....the beginning.....1951. - 08/23/10 08:00 AM
What a great picture provided by Mike Noble, the son of Toby Noble who was the risk taker who built one of the first motels in Searcy Arkansas. The year was 1951, says Mike, and the location was 2203 East Race Street. Mike also says that the motel was built when the road was not even paved and it was built in sections. This pictures shows the first row of rooms and the office. The rooms had garages, if you'll note. Later Toby decided to make additional rooms out of the garages and the row of rooms that you're seeing in these photos was (8 comments)
When the stage was small and the audience was close and the voices were melodious. - 08/21/10 05:17 PM
This great picture of a group of young women singing has surfaced. Look how small the stage was and how inelegant the steps to the stage were. And the audience was certainly able to see the "whites of their eyes." The only person that I can positively identify in this picture is Miss Ann Lacy, located on the left on the front row. The picture was early 50's, I think, even though no date is on it. Miss Lacy passed away earlier this year and taught school in the lower grades of McRae Elementary in Searcy Arkansas. She was a genteel (22 comments)
Yard Sale at Camp Wyldewood, Searcy AR. And look at the kids at camp! - 08/19/10 10:10 PM
My mail today was so relevant. I opened the envelope and this invitation fell out. It was relevant because just a day or two ago my blog buddy Anita Hart Fuller, who grew up in Searcy AR and still has a love for this town, had sent me photos of some scenes from camp at this very same Camp Wyldewood. Camp Wyldewood is located just North of Searcy and has been visited by Searcy children along with children from lots of other towns for as many years as I can remember. I believe I sent my kids to it at least (16 comments)
And here's the old blog. I guess you could say I'm reblogging my own blog. Searcy Sleuths, what do you think?
Look what I've found this time. This is a postcard of Morning Sun, Searcy AR. It is a newspaper copy and not a great picture but who would have thought there'd (13 comments)
Searcy Junior High School Old Aerial View. A glimpse of history of Searcy Arkansas. - 08/15/10 12:58 PM
The phone rang sometime in the 70's, I believe, and I can't find the exact date. But.... A friend said, "I hear that the Junior High School building is burning!" Looking outside, we could see the smoke and blazes because we didn't live far away. It was a very sad day for Searcy Arkanasas to see the beautiful old brick school building ruined. Two of our kids were still in Junior High so it really was devastating to them. Cliff Emfinger, who had attended that school, sent me this wonderful photograph showing an aerial view of the school area. It's worth (17 comments)
This card is 100 years old! The Methodist Church pictured in Searcy Arkansas is even older. - 08/12/10 08:59 PM
Found on ebay! This old card is great and shows two churches in Searcy Arkansas in approximately 1909 when the card was postmarked. The First Methodist Church on the right has been cherished, pampered, and its historical value perpetuated. Alas, the one on the left, assumed by me to be First Baptist Church, has been torn down and a new church built. First Methodist, I believe, dates back to somewhere around 1875 and is located at 304 N Main Street. Perhaps my historians will finish the dates for me. First Methodist has added on, spread out, and grown but has always kept (12 comments)
In case anyone wants to go back and read about my husband's tomato farming, the blogs are listed in this blog. They were pretty funny when I had to report on his bringing hair home from the barber shop to put around his tomato plants. And about his !@#$% words aimed at the deer who sneaked into the yard and ate his tomatoes. (15 comments)
Another hang-out for the kids in Searcy Arkansas? - 08/10/10 09:12 PM
High school yearbooks are treasure troves of memories. Here's an ad that was for a business that was so well-known that no address was needed. Unfortunately, I don't remember where it was. It would also be nice to know who those proud folks on the front steps are. Proprietors? Probably. Searcy readers, do you remember this one?
What a great old picture I've discovered from the Searcy Daily Citizen, saved by my mother-in-law, Mrs. V. W. Duncan. Notice V. W. in this picture below that has practically ALL the car dealers in Searcy posing with Viva Gill who was retiring from the County Revenue Department as County Revenue Agent. She had served 25 years. Can you, Searcy folks, name the ones still in business? Unfortunately, Mrs. Duncan did not mark down the year of the picture. I just bought a car from one of them so he's still around! (6 comments)
This is, soon to be was, located at 515 S Main. Now Beebe Capps is so near it that the walls shiver as traffic whizzes by. One of the busiest McDonald's in the country is across the street. The street to the North of it has been given permission to close so that additional land is available for construction. This building was constructed reportedly in 1943 and has been on the market for sale for (13 comments)
Another test for Searcy Arkansas readers. Old house revisited. Near Harding University. - 08/04/10 11:51 AM
Quite frankly, and I was disappointed, my Searcy AR readers flunked their test on an old house that housed important people way back in the pre-80's years. They, meaning Anita, asked for another challenge which they, meaning she, would be sure to pass. Here we go. This house was shown in an old Homes for Living magazine and listed for sale. Driving by it today I get somewhat fascinated. It's definitely in the highest-and-best-use-apartments category and it's just a matter of time til I'll drive by and find it missing.
Don't misunderstand. This house is not for sale now. This was (21 comments)
Helen Newman, real estate icon, high tea and me in Searcy Arkansas - 08/01/10 03:12 PM
I've perhaps read about "high tea" when it dealt with the Queen of England. Never did I expect to attend one. I'm just a simple little girl living in Searcy Arkansas. But here comes an invitation through the mail with a pretty purple ribbon around the expensive envelope and the invitation said "hat and gloves are optional." WOW! That sounds dressy and important. The invitation was to attend one of Searcy Arkansas's first real estate tycoon's party. Helen Newman was to be celebrating her 80th birthday and her children were honoring her with a high tea! On July 31, 2010 I (8 comments)
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