Guestbook Archives: 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
- Mike kallam
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- '66 Morehead Class reunion
Grew up in Leaksville on S Johnston St. Father ran Hodges Service Station on N Bridge Street
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Date:Thursday, September 28, 2006
Kenny,As I was telling the guys in my group, the Sealtest Society, I was checking out Leaksville .com and Whats New . I f you notice in the pic of the Spray Y a section of the upstairs banister is missing. That occured directly at the time of that pic and was the same pic in the Leaksville News telling the grim detaild of an accident there at the Y in 1957. What happened was two young men had sneaked out the upstairs Y windows during a HI Y dance one Thursday Nite and were standing on the roof of the entrance leaning on that banister yelling and waving at cars traveling by below.The banister gave way sending both boys tuumbling to the ground. One young man last name being Brown was killed instantly when he hit the pavement below head first. The other boy named Frankie Yarborough's fall was broken when he hit a phone line directly in front of the Y and landed in a narrow grassy area in front of the Y breaking his shoulder.. The banister was replaced soon after and the windows sealed to avoid another tragedy like that. Thks for Listening. Sam Lewis SL8345@yahoo.com
Hello all, Enjoy looking at my hometown. Miss seeing my friends. Joni James
Brings back great memories and very good history about Leaksville, NC. Leaksville will never be forgotten. Great site. Thanks Keith
I was born in Leaksville. My grandparents there were Mr. & Mrs. T.H.Fulcher. My other grandparennts were Mr. & Mrs. James S. Rodgers of Reidsville. I have many happy memories of these places and still say I am from Leaksville though I will add that it is now called Eden.
I WAS BORN IN LEAKSVILLE 2-2-50. MY PARENTS WERE BEN AND EVA OVERBY. AFTER MY MOTHERS PASSING;I MOVED TO ATLANTA GEORGIA FROM 3-1959 UNTIL MAY 1968. I HAVE BEEN IN MURFREESBORO TN FROM 1968-PRESENT. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ABOUT THE OVERBY'S I THINK FROM SPRAY. MY MOTHER WAS A HAWKINS AND HAVE GOTTEN SOME VITAL INFO. I AM KIN TO THE EGGLESTONS,AND THIK I HAVE A 2ND COUSIN WHO IS A DENTIST THERE IN EDEN. I REALLY ENJOY THIS SITE THANKS A MILLION.
Site has really improved since my first visit in 2001. Really enjoy looking at the old pictures and the old boulevard and looking for old friends from Lakeside graded school. Eden is good, but for me it will always be spray. Brothers Ronald Janney and Morris Janney and sister Gail Janney Haley. I left Spray in 1956 for a career in the US Air Force. Be blessed.
Eden sure has not changed much in the 36 years since I moved away.
Update to my 6/14/2001 entry: Kenny, you still have a great site and I am still married to Juanita York Glenos (since 1950), but we no longer spend our summers in Maggie Valley. The URL for the site dedicated to The Leaksville High School Class of 1947 has changed and appears above as the Home Page URL. There is also a site dedicated to The Wentworth High School Class of 1947. The URL is http://www.glenos.net/bill/whs1947/ These two sites can also be found at http://www.glenos.net/
I graduated from Morehead High School in 1968. I was born at the old Leaksville Hospital in 1950.
i love all the pic on the site...thanks
Great site. It brought back alot of memories. Thank-you, Tommy Woods
Looking for info on the history of Draper, This is where I grew up and live. I have access to a few pictures of things in Draper. The mill at shift change, My grandfather and customer standing in front of 30 Chevrolet at Dealership possibly a few more.
My paternal grandfather, Benjamin A. Forster, was contracted by Marshall Field & Co. of Chicago, IL, to build and operate textile mills in Zion, IL and Leaksville, NC from 1908 to 1919. My grandfather moved to Leaksville around 1916. My dad's induction card for World War I was issued in Leaksville. I've been researching the family history for awhile now, and I found a copy of my dad's induction card on Ancestry.com. The document quality was so poor, and the handwriting on the card had such a flourish to it, that I thought is said Oaksville, not Leaksville! Thanks to an obituary that I found on my grandfather, I was finally able to get the name of the town correct.
WHAT A NICE TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE-THANKS! JUDITH WARREN MARCH 1, 2OO6
Can you seen a web site about ligthouses?
second row (from right), fifth back: "Shake-n-Bake" girl, "and I helped!.." third row (from right), front seat: karen carpenter. (became famous) third row (from right) third back: cb handle: "widow's peak" kid in very back corner: dennis the menace woman in corner: mrs. austin ( I believe sylvia smith gave the info on the passing of mrs. austin during that christmas break...)
Please list some or all of the students pictured in Mrs. Austin's third grade class. Are you kidding, 40 years ago, I forgot which one is me. 1st row(from R); 4 back-Sylvia Smith 5th row(from R); 5 back-Andy ? I think Ms. Austin died over Christmas break. ??
second row from right, fourth back: anna pratt? third row from right, second back: karen nelson?
Please list some or all of the students pictured in Mrs. Austin's third grade class. On the second row from the right (second person back) is Merle Watts. I recognize two others but have done way too many drugs to remember... (my love to aunt betsy) -steve
Have thoroughly enjoyed the pictures. I am the daughter of the late Harry & Sallie Biggs. Went to Leaksville Graded shool as a young girl & moved to Reidsville & dad retired from Cone Mills. I graduated from Reidsville Sr.High in 1965. We then moved back to Leaksville & lived beside Hopper Oil Co. Bridge Street until I married. Dad passed in 1980. Mom continued living there until she was no longer able to live alone. She passed in 1984. Mom & dad adoped my brother & me in 1948. They were running a nursery on Greenwood St. at that time. My dad managed the Leaksville Cab Co. for a while. He drove a taxi for quite a few years. He was know as "Slim". Have enjoyed taking a stroll down "Memory Lane." Wonderful Web Site... Margaret B Essick
Lived in Leaksville from 1964 thru 1969, as a child. Attended the old Leaksville Graded! I remember a train struck an oil truck on the railroad crossing behind the library? About 1965? One could see the smoke for miles & miles. My dad took us to the site the next day, it was about 4 blocks from my house. As a 9 year older it was the most horrible, exciting, interesting, scary thing I had ever seen. Anyone remember??
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