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Ripley, TN

Ripley's Christmas Parade.

OK, folks. Haven't seen a word here about the parade. Silence speaks volumes. If the wrecker services didn't have their rigs, the parade would have been cut in at least a third. Really sad to see it has deteriorated. Any other comments?  (Friday Dec 5 | post #1)

Ripley, TN

Ferguson Mo.

This is worse than the 60's riots and sit ins and all the crazy disturbances going on then. When the punks block traffic, the fire department should put the high pressure hose on them and get them out of the way of traffic. When the criminals start looting and burning, they should have a tommy gun trained on them and get mowed down---would take too many times of that to stop any criminal behaviors. Beware-Barack Obama/Barry Soetoro will not allow this crisis to go without using it for his advantage.  (Friday Dec 5 | post #106)

Ripley, TN

What's up with open lake hunting club

Dad had him for a customer and nobody believed him when he said his name. Only It was initials> I. P. West.  (Jun 27, 2014 | post #4)

Ripley, TN

Peddling at 51 & Curve/Nankipoo Rd.

the location was a dangerous one. it sat top of a hill, really a blind area. speed limit there on highway at 65. if they were in the low of the area where folks on the road had good view for some sort of distance, then the dangers would be significantly lower. farmers should have the ability to sell their goods with a land owner's permission or in the right of way if in a safe position. we may be in 2014; but some farmers make their bread and butter from selling their produce without having to pay some kind of fee to some grabber for permission to sit under some man's tin roof; or a stall where the sheep are herded...  (Jun 27, 2014 | post #12)

Ripley, TN

Hospital

Ruth is top notch. She is one of the best nurses around. Also Judy King is too. Whatever may be, these to ladies are great. My last visit with my knee and back was expertly handled, no complaints.That was 17 March.  (Jun 27, 2014 | post #3)

Ripley, TN

Whitefield Assembly of God

oh and as stated on another of your threads.,, i expect a full apology and retraction of you attack on me...publicly here on topic. and i expect an apology to the church as well.  (Jun 27, 2014 | post #4)

Ripley, TN

people justice

ok, guest let us start with you. before you make accusations, perhaps you need to have your facts straight. you have a particular issue of whom I know nothing and i hope you get whatever answers you need. but for your attack on my, i expect a full withdrawal with public apologies.  (Jun 27, 2014 | post #2)

Ripley, TN

Whitefield Assembly of God

well, guest. it is interesting you think I am stoned. that is really funny. since i never have been. i would appreciate if you would come to me if you think I have nearly run you down in the parking lot. really i look, drive slowly, allow people to cross. i try to park where i don't have to back out. it would be brave of you to come forward with your real name. I have never had a ticket, a wreck, any driving or violation with a vehicle since i have been driving. since i am 63 years old now, that is a very long time with a good driving record. i need help walking, but driving is another story. now if you get in my blind spot while i am already moving, then you need to be still if i have started my drive. that is a foolish thing for a person to do to walk in the path of a moving vehicle. so to accuse me of something like being stoned when that NEVER has been an issue is libel and unless you can prove that, you might be looking at a writ. so be something else than a coward and come forth with your identity and lets see when i "nearly run me over 2 different times at Walmart " and when that happened-where on the parking lot- had you walked in the path after i had started moving...lets get the facts.  (Jun 27, 2014 | post #3)

Ripley, TN

Tenn. bride attaches newborn daughter for walk down aisle

I saw the picture. The baby was just fine. It was comfortably placed on the long train of the dress and was just happy as it could be. No harm was done, no problem. It was live adornment and lovingly part of her wedding... Not something I would do, but it fit them.  (Jun 11, 2014 | post #11)

Ripley, TN

Carring a gun to church

jo jo, what is your problem about carrying a gun to church? I often do. matter of fact, most of the time I do. a church is good picken's for someone who wants to do bad...thing about it.... all those ladies with their jewelry; the collection monies...just asking for some doped up thug to come barreling in for the taking. a few well placed concealed carrying partitioners showing the business end of a gun may just make him think twice about absconding with the loot until the law can rescue him for the jail house.  (Jun 11, 2014 | post #16)

Ripley, TN

High gas prices

In 2000, gas was $0.79 gal. It was worth my drive to and from South Parkway Blvd. in Memphis every day for my job at South Parkway Health and Rehab doing MDS's where I evaluated every resident for their abilities and needs. There were a couple meth heads along Danny Thomas around Jackson that learned to leave me alone in the dark of the mornings as well. They thought this crazy white lady would run them down...and they were right. Instead, they just spit on the van and ran. Guess they found out I wasn't going to give them any money or let them break my windows. And the first thing I was told in my job was to let anyone who came into rob was to give them whatever they wanted-not challenge them. That never happened when I was there. Glad it didn't, or things might have gotten hot and heavy. Doubt I would have just let them have what they wanted. I would have probably given them something they weren't expecting. And this was before concealed carry.... It wasn't a racial thing. Not at all. As a matter of fact, there was only one white resident. There were only three white employees. No bias, just facts. And gas was cheap because we drilled our own, processed our own, and sold our own. We were not dependent on the muslims. We depended on USA.  (Apr 12, 2014 | post #8)

Ripley, TN

rattlesnake gulch , stage 2

Once upon a time, there was a place on Hwy 51 that was a marvel. One could enter at one's own risk and probably find just about anything there. It was a collection extrodinaire. After years and years of collecting treasures (junk) depends on view point, the fellow had to be moved...his land razed to the ground in the name of progress. Now he lingers on in the memories of those old enough to ..... I have been stated to have a yard somewhat similar and replied the physical conditions over the last three years that contributed to lack of my usual spit and polish I give to my yard. And I replied to that "other neighbor" that his unkindly remarks didn't show any intentions to see what could be done to help. This is in surrounding my complaint of my neighbors being so loud with their "music": that they would challenge a jet landing. Well, John has mowed this week end. He didn't do it as I would have done. But I have to be grateful. I just found that my left knee has blown and my lower back discs have as well. Looking at surgery on both as soon as things can be worked out. So all my desired plans to work hard at things are delayed yet another year. So here's to you Another Neighbor, hope you have learned how to drive by with your eyes shut and not be offended. I just hope and pray you never get in a situation like this with no one ever just coming by to lend a hand and not expecting anything in return. I just hope you never find yourself in such pain and hardship and knowing how things are and knowing you can't make them better for anyone else much less yourself. You know, men have false pride often, and won't ever ask for help. So that too, is a problem. But you just go right on and put down folks in hard situations---wheth er you know what is going on or what. This rattlesnake gulch, stage 2 will be depleting over the years, as well as we can. It is not by choice or retail desire that we start---no now it is John all by himself---starts to get rid of the excess and organize the used/needed. You have blessed and smooth and easy days, other neighbor.  (Apr 12, 2014 | post #1)

Ripley, TN

noisy neighbors

Ah belay the response Do your remember Rattlesnake Gulch on Hwy 51 on the west side on the corner--I think it was at Munford?, maybe further south? That is what we need to let this evolve to being....We could have our own Gulch....maybe "Mutt Dog Gulch", since he is the one to contribute to the shredding of items....or hauling it off from one place to another. Guess am too tired to think too quickly. A bit of gallows humor in an otherwise frustrating time.  (Apr 6, 2014 | post #6)