Since: Apr 09

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#83 Jul 16, 2011
Sundowner wrote:
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Yeah, I remember Santa, and paying 25 or 50 cents to see the Bonnie and Clyde car and the alligator. And the BBQ was the best. Thanks for posting that.
You could find that trailer pulling the alligator around in the Sky City parking lot and also at the plaza where Jc Penney's was.My dad took me to see the gator a few times, and I can still remember how awful it smelled and them hosing it down with a garden hose.Speaking of JC Penney, does anyone remember the "P" in the word Penney as having a pair of blue jeans in it and you could really see it as such when it was lit up at night??

Since: Apr 09

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#84 Jul 16, 2011
little me wrote:
Remember the clock that used to sit on top of the old Bank of Commerce whenever you would be driving near downtown. It was always 5 to 10 minutes fast to what the clock was in my car.
Geesh, I remember when First Presbyterian Church built their new steeple and the Citizen Tribune ran a story about how that made that building the 'tallest' in Morristown. Made me realize that alot of people around here don't get out of this county much if a new steeple is worthy of a headline.
I remember there used to be a tobacco barn before Red Food came and built at the corner of Morris Blvd and West AJ, behind Exxon. I also remember when the owner of that Exxon was killed in a car wreck in the late 1980's or early 1990's.
The manager of that Exxon was named Eddie Bales.He was either on his way to work or on his way home from work and went to sleep and crashed his car resulting in his death.That would've been somewhere around '87 or '88.
ninny

Morristown, TN

#85 Jul 16, 2011
There was Smith's Pastry Shop in the old plaza next to the grocery store. I'd love to have some of their goodies again-they were awesome.
Remembering

Talbott, TN

#86 Jul 16, 2011
little me wrote:
The Plaza was built in 1967(?), and I think it was all farm land before that from what people have told me because I wasn't born until 1968.
Where the Golden Dragon resturant is now was Chelsey's resturant and before that it was Shenendoah Steak House. Lakeway Auto used to be the Datsun dealership before it moved to its current location. Where the Thai Garden is at used to be Duff's. The church beside that used to the Volunteer Twin Theature. Across from Manley Baptist used to be Western Sizzlin Steak House. Hillside Grill was Angelo's. Does anyone remember the two to three story home that was located where the new construction for the Morristown Regional Eye Center is going? The old Kia dealership was Lowe's until they moved to their present location in 1999.
Angelos and Hillside - The owner of Dick's Dime Store lived in the house back in the 50's 60's. THe house was a mansion back in the day. The big house that is on Jarnigan Avenue was a fine piece of work back in the day. It's a shame it's going to ruin. There was another house up the road where Mutter's Body Shop and those other little businesses are. It was the Taylor home which looked like a Gone With the Wind mansion. Taylor was a Morristown attorney. The C. F. Davis house - the was a well known attorney, former mayor of Morristown and the daddy to lots of illigiment children. His house was located beside the First Baptist Church. The area mentioned as Wallace Hardware- was Bradley's Hardware. Bradley's wife was John Wallace's sister if I recall correctly. The old building downtown at the back of old Belk building and beside old Cherry Cafe was another Bradley's store. Jim Burke, one of the richest men in town had a run down old mansion where First TN Bank on First North is located and his main's little brick house was in the corner next to the street. He had Christmas lights up year around. Ahhhh recalling old Morristown. There's a lot I remember and a lot I've forgotten.
Remembering

Talbott, TN

#87 Jul 16, 2011
Forgot to add, I remember the old house next to the old Lowe's building. It was white and had patios on the side and was a beautiful house. Didn't the heirs have some issues when the owner died.
Back then

Louisville, TN

#88 Jul 16, 2011
Anyone remember the old Boys Club down close to where Burger King is, and over at the place they sell garden stuff use to be a real Train Depot and an Ice Plant.
I know alot more, but gotta run.
Good memories
bjl

Morristown, TN

#89 Jul 16, 2011
Mr Pretty Stud wrote:
there was a curb service restaurant next to the putt-putt....i do believe this curb service joint was where the taco bell sits today...there was no dine in...it was all take-out or curb service
That was the Dairy Queen and there was a small bldg to the right that you could eat in. The Putt-putt was there Fazoli's is, infront of the bowling alley.
Sunset drive-in was where Applebees is now and of course behind it.
Sisson's Honda motorcycles was where Pal's is now. Jimmy's Texaco was were Buddy's is now.
Remembering

Talbott, TN

#90 Jul 16, 2011
Back then wrote:
Anyone remember the old Boys Club down close to where Burger King is, and over at the place they sell garden stuff use to be a real Train Depot and an Ice Plant.
I know alot more, but gotta run.
Good memories
I remember - it was on the opposite side close to where general vicinity of Fred Miller Park. Best I recall was an old two story home and looked run down. There was a laundry in the As Is building and carnival was always in the lot where Healthstar is. The old AT&T building that is being converted to a restaurant, the library was in the basement. I also remember some club which was in the area where the farmers market it. It had an 8 ball that hung from the sign.
chuck

Morristown, TN

#91 Jul 17, 2011
where the sonic on the west is,used to be a BURGER CHEF,sister store to the one that was located on south cumberland.the sonic on south cumberland used to a weigels,they sold milk and other things not a big place.hensley dodge was on the corner of mohawk and cumberland.the chevy dealer on the west started on east first northon or about the same place as the new bank,near henry and first north.their used car lot was across street.red food occupied the building behind shoney's,a family arcade now.an exxon on the corner of morris,west aj,now walgreens.chic filet occupies the spot of the once blue circle,then time out deli stood.advance auto parts stands on what used to be,MORRISTOWN SPEED AND SPORT,the sissons owned it.then moved to where the current honda car dealer is.a putt putt golf course where fazoli's stands,roys bbq is now taco bell.behind was a tva work station or maybe a national guard site before that.praters on the corner of economy and west aj.
Remembering

Talbott, TN

#92 Jul 17, 2011
chuck wrote:
where the sonic on the west is,used to be a BURGER CHEF,sister store to the one that was located on south cumberland.the sonic on south cumberland used to a weigels,they sold milk and other things not a big place.hensley dodge was on the corner of mohawk and cumberland.the chevy dealer on the west started on east first northon or about the same place as the new bank,near henry and first north.their used car lot was across street.red food occupied the building behind shoney's,a family arcade now.an exxon on the corner of morris,west aj,now walgreens.chic filet occupies the spot of the once blue circle,then time out deli stood.advance auto parts stands on what used to be,MORRISTOWN SPEED AND SPORT,the sissons owned it.then moved to where the current honda car dealer is.a putt putt golf course where fazoli's stands,roys bbq is now taco bell.behind was a tva work station or maybe a national guard site before that.praters on the corner of economy and west aj.
speaking of Hensley Dodge, remember Gary Hensley, he dated Becky Graham. They were a cute couple, both short and cute. I recall one of the employees of Hensley Dodge was on vacation at the beach with wife and sons. Either one or both of the sons died from a shark attack bodies never recovered. I think it was both sons. Does anyone remember that. I was told he never came back to work that the mental part of the incident over took him mentally.

Since: Jun 11

Charlotte, NC

#93 Jul 17, 2011
Who remembers Jesses Bakery on 1st North?
Who

United States

#94 Jul 17, 2011
Who remembers the Tennessean resturant beside the old bus terminal on 1st north st. and the old hotel on the corner,
There was a poker game in the hotel back in the 40s and a guy from Tazewell was killed,
Think his name was "Woodroe Bundren",supposed to have killed himself but it was very suspect as to what really happened.
Remembering

Talbott, TN

#95 Jul 18, 2011
I sorta remember it. I do remember the King Myer Hotel. They had a restaurant on the ground floor and they also had a beauty shop. Across the street was Artiste Beauty Salon some Cox woman owed it. Down the road was Advance Music, Penland's Newstand, Charles Department Store, Taylor Shoes, Freels Drug Store, two banks, Conley E. Morris (corner where the brokerage firm is) Roberts and Turner Drug Store, old JC Penney. Radio Center was also a great place to go shop as well as Crescent Center. Both had a Dick's Dime Store (owner lived in Angelos/Hillside house), Bradley's, Super Dollar, and there was a laundry mat just about everywhere. Down on the corner across from Healthstar (former auto store) was Holt's Market. The Holt boy, Ronnie I think was his name, raped a woman like 80 years old. I remember my mom and her friends talking about that them hushing when I would walk in the room. Thank goodness for having big ears. Lon Price who was a big political in town owned the Pontiac Cadillac dealership, the Oakes owned a Buick dealerhip (where Oakes Salvage is today). The Silver Spur was one of 'the restaurants'. It was in the Economy Hotel building on South Cumberland.

Since: Apr 09

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#96 Jul 18, 2011
Parks Belk was on the corner of old down town, and S&H Green Stamp had a store across the street a few doors down.As kids we would save the stamps and paste them in those little books then take them to redeem some item of choice.Just about all the grocery stores of the 1970's issued S$H Green Stamps along with your purchase.The more groceries you bought, then the more stamps you would receive.
Remembering

Talbott, TN

#97 Jul 18, 2011
echostar wrote:
Parks Belk was on the corner of old down town, and S&H Green Stamp had a store across the street a few doors down.As kids we would save the stamps and paste them in those little books then take them to redeem some item of choice.Just about all the grocery stores of the 1970's issued S$H Green Stamps along with your purchase.The more groceries you bought, then the more stamps you would receive.
Back in my poor days, I had to use S&H green stamps to get my child's Christmas presents. Good thing I worked hard and got a good job; otherwise, my grandkids wouldn't have any presents. There was also C&R green stamps - can't remember if George's Market gave them or Cas Walker. I do know there was a C&R redemption center at the old Cas Walker's on Magnolia.
ninny

Morristown, TN

#99 Jul 18, 2011
Remembering wrote:
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Back in my poor days, I had to use S&H green stamps to get my child's Christmas presents. Good thing I worked hard and got a good job; otherwise, my grandkids wouldn't have any presents. There was also C&R green stamps - can't remember if George's Market gave them or Cas Walker. I do know there was a C&R redemption center at the old Cas Walker's on Magnolia.
Cas Walker's gave those stamps--had 2 stores in town at the time
Amy Young -Moore

Des Moines, IA

#100 Nov 8, 2011
The Plaza was my childhood "hang out" my dad owned Young -Coffin Shoe Store--- I would get a slurpee at the 7/11! Life was great back then. I sure miss the Plaza.
Poster

Monroe, NC

#101 Nov 8, 2011
Aww the old days of Morristown I remember getting an ice cream at Tastee Freeze in the 70s sitting on the bar stool like it was yesterday & the green stamps store
Ben

Morristown, TN

#102 Nov 9, 2011
echostar wrote:
<quoted text>You could find that trailer pulling the alligator around in the Sky City parking lot and also at the plaza where Jc Penney's was.My dad took me to see the gator a few times, and I can still remember how awful it smelled and them hosing it down with a garden hose.Speaking of JC Penney, does anyone remember the "P" in the word Penney as having a pair of blue jeans in it and you could really see it as such when it was lit up at night??
I've got a picture of the plaza with the "P" on it. I think that the automotive section of the Penney's was later converted into the catalog section sometime before they left for College Square. They used to have parking in the rear of the building with a rear entrance across from Coffin Shoe Co and the Barber Shop. They clsoed it off as soon as Rose's moved in it in 1988. Sadly, it was all razed in 2003 to make room for Home Depot.

Since: Apr 09

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#103 Nov 9, 2011
Ben wrote:
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I've got a picture of the plaza with the "P" on it. I think that the automotive section of the Penney's was later converted into the catalog section sometime before they left for College Square. They used to have parking in the rear of the building with a rear entrance across from Coffin Shoe Co and the Barber Shop. They clsoed it off as soon as Rose's moved in it in 1988. Sadly, it was all razed in 2003 to make room for Home Depot.
I can remember everything that you've stated and the little ramp in the store going up into the automotive department.I'm thinking there was some tables and some sort of chairs over in that little corner near the barber shop.
I also can still remember those little rides for the children outside of every department store.They either cost a dime or a quarter to ride them and I remember a horse, a helicopter, airplane, and car for the children to ride in or on.I can still picture my father getting his hair cut and being shaved with a straight razor at that barber shop.I remember the barber always stropping the razor beforehand also.

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