Then I heard from
We are at the lake by Warsaw visiting David and
Julie (Bunch) Reynolds. Just read the TLC and she loved it. Two things:
Please add her to the mailing list, and in your readers' comments re: Ike Entine...Helen was his sister, Rebecca was his wife.
Thanks for all your work.
Don Stephenson's comments about the Palace of
Sweets cleared up a big mystery for me. I'd often heard about "Hinesley's"
and suspected that it became the Palace of Sweets, and now he's confirmed
it. When I was just a little guy, probably 4 or 5, my mother took me
to Hinesley's for an ice cream cone, but I was so young I didn't remember where
it was located.
Anyway, Mrs. Hinesley waited on us and her
appearance scared me so much I hid behind my mom's skirt. She had bright
red hair and her facial muscles had been horribly torn and this made her face
terribly distorted. It's too bad she didn't have the services of a good
plastic surgeon. When we left the shop I asked my mother what happened to
her and mom told me that she was working on a machine and her hair got tangled
in it and caused the damage. I later learned that the Hinesleys had had a
cigar factory on S. 9th St. at one time. I suspect that was where the
The Hinesley's had a wonderful confectionary
shop, though, and their ice cream, homemade candies, and sandwiches were a
Lexington favorite. The shop was located midway on the north side of Block
42. Their shop was sold to two Greek brothers (I don't remember their
names) who named it "The Palace of Sweets." They kept the confectionary
tradition going, and also turned it into the Lexington bus station.
In the late 1940s a Mr. Souter took over the bus station business and
moved the location to Franklin Ave. He opened a restaurant along with the
bus station and did a good business there. A closing aside about the
Palace of Sweets (aka The Bus Station): It had the only pay toilet in
The Cope girls have an adventure! This
from Lucia Cope '59 Hulston:
Shelly, Marcia and I were "groupies" today for
the 340 kayak and canoe race. Shelly saw them launch this morning,
then the three of us drove down to Ft. Osage, Lexington and on to Waverly,
and we had a ball meeting and talking to boaters, land crews and
volunteers, from whence I got my suggestion: at times of river
events, when folks may be coming from out-of-town, is there a committee or
group in Lexington who could place out signs directing people to the
river? Maybe a Boy or Girl Scout troop - or troops - could do it as
a service project. In Waverly, Boy Scouts had food and drink for
sale, but I think mainly the ground crews were availing themselves of
that service. Whatever . . . it's just a
At Waverly we caught up with quite an
unexpected surprise: seven kids from the University of California at
Santa Cruz had made a raft out of found and recycled goods in the West
Bottoms of K.C., and were headed for the Gulf of Mexico. (They had
until September for the journey.) They were "powered" by a
small stern wheel, set in operation by a stationary bike, and on either
side of the raft, two kids paddled. They had no motor, no lights, no
radio, and it had taken them three days to get to Waverly. What
I have a large book from St Louis that came in
a trunk I bought. In it are the leaders of St. Louis. Scanning through it
I saw an article on a gentleman that married Lucia Davis at the turn of the
century in the old Davis home in Lexington and then they made their life (I
guess) in St Louis. Do you think young (your age!) Lucia would like to
have this book and its article concerning who I am guessing is one of the Lucia
women she was named after?
I would imagine so. I also suggest that the "old
Davis home" would be the Anderson House?
My old classmate Tom '57 Campbell is
still enjoying memories of our 50th Reunion:
Again, I want to thank you and the
committee for all the hard work on the reunion. My wife and I both had a
terrific time and everyone made Rita feel right at home.
I was wondering if you have had any
new TLC newsletters. Wally '55 Hulver mentioned that I should get
the newsletter so I can keep up on the "OLD TOWN" news.
Since returning from the reunion I have
received E-Mails from John '57 Graves, Mary Ann Mullen '57 Lane,
and Jimmy Joe '57 Pack. It sure is good to keep in touch with
the people who meant so much in my life. I always welcome E-Mail
addresses. If you ever get any new ones, be sure I get them. I
should have gotten one from Louis '57 Giorza when I visited with
him, but I forgot to ask for it.
Since I returned I did get my 1957 Oldsmobile
up and running, and I really enjoy driving it. I was hoping it would have
been ready before the reunion but it wasn't.
That would have such a hit! You should
drive down from Iowa, and we'll get a bunch of people to go "ridin'
Yet another member of the Class of 1957 wrote,
regarding his continuing education. You sort of have to know him to appreciate
how funny this is. From John '57 Lefman:
I signed up to go to college this
morning. In the school of computer
science. I'm going to take "Introduction to
Java". It is a computer
language.I don't have the prerequisites.
for those college
know in a couple of days if they will let me in.
Do you think I should join a fraternity so
that I can meet some nice sorority
girls? Do the students nowadays wear
bib-overalls? It was only the hippies back in the
sixties. I want to blend in and not
make a statement.
If those sorority girls don't sit up and take
notice, it's their loss. I'm sure a guy in his late 60s wearing bib overalls
would blend right in on any
My Aunt forwards the TLC newsletters to me. I
truly enjoy them! I am the daughter of Richard
Brown who passed on Oct. 4, 1993. I am not certain of his graduation year.
Possibly 1961 or 1962? I honestly can't recall now. But I do know he was quite
the football player. Even upon his passing while at the funeral home, the
funeral director asked his name and as I answered, he exclaimed, "Richard Brown,
the football player?!"
Through the years I had met many of his friends
and would hear them reminisce of their old high school football days. My
dad always carried his precious, wonderful
memories of his years at the old Lexington High School. I would like to ask you
if it is possible for him to be acknowledged somehow in a future TLC newsletter,
possibly along with other athletes such as Everette Hall among others, who made
the crowds cheer? Possibly with people sending in memories of their most
memorable players and such.
I know this may be asking too much, but please
consider this request. I would really like to see a memoriam of sorts to my dad
for his participation and loyalty to his school.
It certainly is
not asking too much, and I think it's a fine idea. So listen up, Class,
your next assignment is to remember LHS sports heroes. And just in case I
haven't made any mistakes, it will give you something to write
Your devoted scribe,
P.S. Does anyone
remember anything about the Entine family??? ;-)