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Post by RS69cam777 » January 31st, 2006, 9:06 pm

Did you hapen to know any of the Powell's

They lived somewhat over the bridge on 301 , I think they lived up and down 301 between Oxford and Wildwood.


Also Old man Cruthers?

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Post by RS69cam777 » January 31st, 2006, 9:07 pm

"up and down" = meaning moved in different houses

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Post by Doc » January 31st, 2006, 9:15 pm

No i didn't.

There was a TV shop i hung out at, they had me fixing transistor radios.. I loved that stuff back when i was a teen. Think it was called Gaskens and something. Wonder if it is still there?
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Post by RS69cam777 » January 31st, 2006, 9:20 pm

Old man Cruthers and his fam. go way back, he's a good customer . and we sit and talk about Oxford and wildwood.


You got me wanting to ride over there and look around.


what side of the street was the TV shop (if your heading towds Oxford)?

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Post by Doc » January 31st, 2006, 9:26 pm

It was on the East side of US301, later moved into a shopping center on the same side of 301.

Going to have to Google Earth the town up. http://earth.google.com
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Post by RS69cam777 » January 31st, 2006, 9:30 pm

Do you know where Pedro is?

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Post by Doc » January 31st, 2006, 9:33 pm

No..
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Post by RS69cam777 » January 31st, 2006, 9:42 pm

Oxford 301 and 475 north on 301 turn left in Oxford onto 475 (if you know where that is)

It's been so long sence you lived there, but if you know how to get to Big daddy don gartlits drag R. M. it's on 475


Anyway it's a few miles down 475 and intersects at hwy 42

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Post by Doc » January 31st, 2006, 9:48 pm

I just tried to earth up the area.. Poor photo that is too blurry to recognise anything. They say the photos are 1-3 years old.

It is a real neat program, but you need a really fast computer to run it on.

I can see my house real good, and looked up Sharon's farm once.. Red Square and Paris are cool. Neat Stuff!
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Post by RS69cam777 » February 1st, 2006, 3:31 pm

speaking of TV's, I was in a customers house an old german lady,

Anyway she had this Zeneth TV about 30 or so years old?

And she was saying the Telephone was hooked up to it and if someone called she could answer it by "Voice command" and if the TV was on it would auto. turn down so as to be able to talk,

without getting up and touching anything!


I don't remember there being such a thing,

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Post by Doc » February 1st, 2006, 5:03 pm

I never heard of that.. Could have been something added on, but i thing she was pullin your leg..

At 30 years old that set would have the modular chassis. It had an upright steel chassis with plug in modules. The major components were on 7 interchangeable printed circut boards, The whole idea was to make it easier to service in the field by replacing a board. Most of the problems were with the pin connections on the board!

Get some static or loose your color? No problem, just get up and smack it on the side a time or two! :hal
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Post by RS69cam777 » February 1st, 2006, 11:11 pm

This one was solid wood cab. and the lady is 80 years old but looks and acts like she's in her mid to late 60's So she's aleart.


she showed me the phone pug in in the back ect....


And I asked her two or three times, just to get it straight,

Because Iam thinking remote was not even out then, I don't know I saw the hook up , the tube was blown so she can't use it.


I thought of you when she was talking, thats why I asked cause I NEVER heard of that.

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Post by Doc » February 2nd, 2006, 6:42 am

It is older than that, I bet it is a tube (golden chassis) with a remote.. They did make a remote model that plugged into the back of the set. You ran the cord around to where you were sitting.

This was before the old tone generated remotes that a vacuum cleaner of other high pitched noise would turn the set on/off.

Them were the good old days :)
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Post by RS69cam777 » March 3rd, 2006, 7:03 pm

I went through youe oud town (Wildwood) about 3:30 today ,


It's sad to see them tear down those old buildings in Oxford (just south on 301 over the big bridge)

All over the "Villages" Man If I was King of the world I would give these Yankees 90 days to get out of Dodge


"The way we do it up North" "Up north we call this grass, crab grass" "Up North we have" Up North this, and up North that"

I-75 is not that far off the beaten path, Don't come down here with proven FAILD plans and ways that don't work,

Besides leave the South alone or move back up North, cause we don't want to here it,

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Post by RS69cam777 » March 3rd, 2006, 7:04 pm

Your old = what a speeler 8)

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Post by RS69cam777 » March 3rd, 2006, 10:10 pm

I like that B. sticker,

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Post by JR » March 3rd, 2006, 11:57 pm

I like that bumper sticker too, first seen it in Texas, back in 1988. When I was down there working, I had one lady call me a Yankee and had to correct her. I'm a Westerner, we don't talk funny like them Yankees and Coon Asses do. You ever heard some with a Boston accent say, y'all?

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Post by MidoriMeadows » March 4th, 2006, 12:01 am

Course anymore people think us westerners are full of nuts & granola.
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Post by dixie » March 5th, 2006, 12:25 pm

Ive never been out west,but would lik to go see it one day.huh for that matter of fact Ive never left fla but twice. once when I was 3 then 14. Every year I say Im going to drive to see snow. Havent done that yet either. 8)

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Post by Doc » March 5th, 2006, 12:36 pm

I flew to Massachusetts last January and drove a 2wd 03 Ford Escape back from an auction..

It started snowing like hell on the Mass Turnpike around 10:00 PM, Later on it turned to ICE! Man i could feel that little POS getting squirrely under me.. Stopped at a service facility on the Jersey Turnpike around 2:00AM and slipped on the ICE landing on my Fat ASS!

They can keep that Snow and ICE!!

And their Salt Trucks that were Slinging Salt on my hood! :bootyshake:
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Post by MidoriMeadows » March 5th, 2006, 7:06 pm

I was born and raised in Washington, moved to SoCal, moved to NM and actually have been to CO & TX. Visited AZ once and a couple times have been through the edge. I drove from NM to OR when I moved but didn't see much. Never been anywhere else. Oh I was in the Vegas airport once. Guess I get to see KS next month.
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Post by Doc » March 8th, 2006, 6:03 pm

RS, i am going to go through some old photos tonight an see if i can find one of the old seed and feed building on 301.

I know the old house was torn down the last time i went through there, but the block feed store building was still there.. Last year when i cam back from Smassachusetts i took 301 from I-10 but cut back to 75 by Ocala somewhere. Wished i would have driven through Wildwood to see what it looked like, But i was tired and wanted to get home..

Found my old report cards last night.. Ugggg! Now that's another story.. :angel7:
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Post by MidoriMeadows » March 8th, 2006, 8:58 pm

Ya prolly got an A+ in charming.
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Post by RS69cam777 » March 8th, 2006, 11:06 pm

Doc,
I would love to see the old pics,


Next time Iam by there I'll take some pics.

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Post by dixie » March 8th, 2006, 11:27 pm

Doc was the old feed store on 301 near hwy44 intersection?? I worked in wildwood for 1.5 yrs and seems i seen an old feed building. cant remember exactly. RS I know there was a feed store across from cindy brooker you know?? :?:

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Post by Doc » March 9th, 2006, 12:01 pm

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It was south of 44 on the west side of 301.. The old house was south of there next to a red brick Ford dealership.

I looked through a bunch of old photos this morning.. Didn't see any of Wildwood but there are a ton more to go through..

Brought back a lot of childhood memories. Almost lost track of time and had to get to work..
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Post by RS69cam777 » March 10th, 2006, 4:07 pm

Nice pics Doc, They look like peaceful times back in them days.


Dixie I don't remember ever seeing a feed store,
But then again your the smartest Blonde I know.

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Post by Doc » March 10th, 2006, 5:26 pm

It seems to me that life was better back then..

Values were better I'm sure..

I found an old newspaper clipping when mom used to rent rooms, It was an advertisement for the local newspaper saying how she found a tenant using the paper, along with an ad copy.. Room for rent 1 dollar per day, rent by the day, week, month, or year. Old phone number i can't even remember 7-2651

Yessir.. Times sure have changed.. I remember when the State started collecting sales tax, Webb's City had tin boxes mounted on the cash registers, they put the tax money in those boxes..
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Post by JR » March 10th, 2006, 10:25 pm

Doc as one to another, you sure are an old fart and I'm right behind you.

I remember the days when the phone numbers were listed like my uncles taxi cab number, LIberty 7-2009 or LI-7-2009. Now it's just 547-7777. That number has been the local taxi number, since my uncle started it in 1951. Uncle died a couple of years ago, sold the taxi business, but it still has the same phone number.

Things were much better a few years back. Today, seems like a lot of people are out to screw others.

Before my parents passed on, I got a lot of the family photos and they made a photo album for me with my family history from both sides, just before my mother passed. I have a lot of relatives that want copies, they can look all they want, use my scanner to make copies, but it doesn't leave my house.

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Post by MidoriMeadows » March 10th, 2006, 10:49 pm

I love old pics. I have the photo albums from exmil's house. While others were busy looking for the stuff worth $ I was scrabbling for the pics. I have photo albums from mamaw who died at 102 before I was pregnant with big girl, about 19 years ago. The pictures go back to when she was a little girl.

I think all the labor saving devices have made people just more busy. The more there were things to make life easier the harder life got to be. And no one tell me that I'm too young to know. I used to haul water, butcher my own meat, bake my own bread from hand ground wheat, sew all our clothes, haul firewood from the back part of my 10 ac. yard. I didn't have a dishwasher, didn't have a lot of modern conveniences. I've washed clothes in washtubs on the back porch. Gee, my clothes were very clean back then. No tv dinners. No takeout. Grew a lot of my own food. Picked a lot of my own food. I think I can still dress a chicken in under 2 minutes. Haven't done it lately though. I also heated the house with wood and the water too. I've done chores in 25 below, hauling water across the 10 ac yard. I've pulled calves in the middle of the night on the back 40. I've gotten up at 4 am to milk the cow. I've made my own cheese. I know how tough it is. But there was just a mellow rhythm to life. I worked from about 4 am to about 10 pm. Wish I was still doing that.
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Post by RS69cam777 » March 10th, 2006, 11:24 pm

What I see in them pics (and others like it) are,

Stress free to a degree, I know they had some level of their own stress,
But look at the faces you can almost feel it.

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Post by Doc » March 11th, 2006, 10:23 am

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RS & Dixie, Here is the old feed store and their house to the left. South of the house was the old Ford dealership. My uncle Bill (William Deuel) the mayor of Wildwood in a restaurant, and him and I on the tractor. The other photos I-75 under construction.

Those were good times, we went every year for a week. They had this old black lady as a maid and cook.. Boy could she cook! They grew all their own veggies and raised their own cattle, had chickens, goats, and you name it out at the old farm house on RT-44.

Life was good back then!
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Post by dixie » March 11th, 2006, 11:26 pm

I dont believe that the feed store is still there. It does not look fam. to me.
I could be wrong though. I heard that the Villages are building into wildwood soon. that will be the end of wildwood. It will be all golf carts then. They may have a time moving out the african americans on the other side of the tracks though. :cry:

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Post by RS69cam777 » March 11th, 2006, 11:36 pm

Villages are a bunch of uselss yankees,



I ate in a restaruant in wildwood in the 80's

It was on the side of where the Trains are, but a little more south of town but before 44 intersection.


It was an old time restaruant (Mom and Pop) type, I don't know if it's still there, but If Iam corect it was on a conner.

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Post by dixie » March 11th, 2006, 11:40 pm

RS I hope it was not the skunks nest! It has been there for a long time though. :wink: that is the real name of the restarant

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Post by RS69cam777 » March 11th, 2006, 11:43 pm

I don't know to tell you the truth, I don't that was the name?




Doc- WOW on the pic of I-75 thats something!


I like the pics ALL of them!!!!!!!!! I like the uncle/Mayor

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Post by Doc » March 12th, 2006, 12:21 pm

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That is my mom on the left with aunt edrie and her kids, It was taken in front of the old house The ford dealership is in the background, and there was a gas station next to it, I'm thinking it was an old Sinclair station. And US-301 was 2 lanes back then. I think it was taken before i was born, too bad there was no date on the photo.

The others are of the train station and switching yard behind the house. And i thought that old room for rent ad was interesting.. There are hundreds of pics of me.. but these of Wildwood were the only ones i have found.

Sure is neat looking through all those old photos..
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Post by JR » March 12th, 2006, 12:22 pm

What is an "african american", never heard of them before. Must have them only in the south.

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Post by Doc » March 12th, 2006, 12:34 pm

The old south sure has changed..

Blacks were commonly called the "N" word.. Even my uncle the mayor called them that when i was young..

I remember going out to the watermelon field with him in his old Jeep Wagoneer, we would pull up to where they were picking, he would say ya all N's take a break and lets eat some watermelon, Yes sir Mr Deuel, they would bring one up to the jeep and cut it up and we all ate watermelon and stood around talking about family and other things..
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