Georgia and I just got back from the weekend in MC. It is still exciting as ever. We visited family, cooked out, went to breakfast at Twin Rivers’ Restaurant now that it is reopened after the river flooded, and had lunch at Taco Tiara. The picture was taken from sister Liz’s back door as we were enjoying the wildlife.
I lived in MC from 1949 until graduating from MCHS in 1966. Except for a few months 1971 I gave up MC as my home town and moved to the Champaign/Urbana area where I live in rural St. Joseph. Since then Georgia and I have taught school, raised two daughters and love to spend time with our two 5 year old granddaughters who live in the area.
After two of my sisters and a brother and several nephews and nieces moved back to MC in the late 70’s MC became my home town again. We visit every month or two. The first person I met in MC after my return there was one of my second grade students from Sidney.
Question: After North and South School opened how was it decided who would go to which school? I know NSEW are screwed up in MC, but I always thought the snoots went to North school and the rest of us went to South School. The line seemed to run diagonally above the hill on the South end of Cherry to somewhere on the west end of ninth street. The kids in the big houses around Cherry and Mulberry went to North School. The kids in the south west part of town including the kids in the low lands near the river went to South School. Did North School kids feel the same?
I remember Princeton was supposed to be a dangerous place with loose women. I met a guy in the Army from Princeton who said he was always told MC was a dangerous place with loose women. I didn’t find either of these to be true. I also had an old almanac that said MC was the mussel capital of the world. While still in the army I would brag that MC was the “muscle” capital of the world.
Fond memories: Halloween parade on Main (Market) street, Uptown Theater, American Theater, Drive-in movie, Dairy Queen, Dog ‘n Suds, submarine races, the water ski show, both drive-in restaurants with car hops (one on Market, one on 9th), the snake dance, the swimming pool...