Monday, July 10, 2006

Hangouts: The Corral

Bogie: The Skipper was a fun place to go for a burger and coke after the movies on Friday or Saturday nites. But remember "The Corral" after the ballgames? Some of the finest victory parties were had there--(when we had a victory)! The jukebox had the latest songs and we could all dance--we would dance if we could get the guys to join in! Most of us girls had to dance together--then it was common.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure remember the Corral and dances...especially remember being about 14 or 15 & slow dancing the first time with a boy I ended up getting pinned to after we dated for the next 2 years...he got a little tooooooo Elvis with the Pelvis slow dancing & took me under the eaves in the back and kissed me. I remember brownies meeting upstairs in the Corral too.

Mon Jul 10, 08:31:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was Faupel's, best burgers, onion rings, etc. in town, Dean's Catfish, Hilltop, Minute Man, Palace Drug Store, and the famous (or should it be infamous) Frat Houses!

Sat Jul 22, 12:42:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Butch Ford said...

The Corral really rocked during the late 50's in the Fall after home football games. The Mustangs lost one game in '55 and again in '56 (to DeWitt both times), was undefeated in '57, lost three games in '58, and undefeated again in '59. All of the football players and cheerleaders and kids would jam in that little place and it was bedlam. I remember the long narrow room with the balcony in the back, the bench seating along both walls, the dark brown beadboard walls, the rock & roll music always turned up loud, and the dancing, Oh, yeah, the dancing. I guess one of the people I remember a lot was Jerome Bright and his dancing style. All that gyrating by Jerome and everyone else, along with the crowded conditions, would generate a lot of heat. It would really get hot in that place. There would be almost as many people outside as in, cooling off, hanging out and sitting on and in cars. Those were really some great times and great memories.

Back in the back, there were always the same guys playing pool at the table in front of the fireplace. You could always find Gerald Wayne Campbell, Ronald Davidson, Larry Sulcer, and others I can't seem to remember right now. Booger talks about Larry Sulcer and his shenanigans a lot. One of the funniest ones was when he said, "You wanna see Bird dance?" (Gerald Wayne was known as Bird to all the guys.) Well, Sulcer crawled under the pool table while Ol' Bird was lining up a shot. He dowsed Bird's shoes with lighter fluid and put a match to it. The Bird got airborne. It was so funny that nobody, least of all Sulcer, thought about the potential damage to Bird or even to the Corral.

Mon Aug 28, 09:03:00 AM 2006  

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