I grew up in the
1950's, a time of great stability of the economy and a simple way of
These were the kind times, and folks were friendly. People
listened to the radio, went to the movies, or just sat on the porch
and talked. Sunday was a time for church and afternoon
visiting. In spring you could smell the honeysuckle aroma
drifting in the air, watch fireflies at dusk, and maybe catch a few
and put them in a jar with holes punched in the top and put them
beside your bed to flicker soft green light as you drifted off to
sleep. You never heard of anyone or businesses being
burglarized. Homefolks slept with their doors open and the
windows up in the warm months. Most people were respectful of
other's property and rights. Paychecks were small, but things
were very inexpensive as well. Tobacco was king in North
Carolina, and sun up to sun down were the normal working hours.
A $40 weekly salary was adequate for a family of four, and a trip to
the doctor cost less than $5. Times were simple and this web
site will attempt to reflect those kinder, gentler times while
realizing that life moves on and things change, hopefully for the
best. By clicking on the web page buttons above, you will be
taken to various areas covering outdoor activities such as fishing,
water sports, quail hunting, reunion pictures, nature photos and
various other scenes in and around North Carolina. Please
enjoy your visit and return often.
Picturestaken at the 2008 Alumni Banquet and the 1958 50th class reunion.
Added 2 more reunion pictures 5/17/2008.....thanks Jerry & Jean!
Added 13 more reunion pictures 7/24/08......thanks to Ray for these
Monthly editorial from Carroll:
March 4, 2015
Winter weather is just about over, thank goodness! The
days are getting longer and soon
leaves will begin appearing on the trees, robins are already in the yards
signaling spring is
on the way. What a glorious time of the year coming up.
Freshwater fishing report:
Spring is approaching and it will be time soon for the annual shad run in the
various rivers in this
area. The stripped bass will be moving up the Roanoke and other rivers as
The largemouth bass will be moving into the shallows to spawn as is usual this
year. Warm weather will soon be here, horay!
Saltwater fishing report:
Reports of flounder, red drum and speckled trout are being caught in the inshore
rivers. Some folks are gigging flounder almost every night that the
weather allows. Bluefish will
soon be in the inlets near the ocean and plenty hungry. Pier fishing has
improved over the past
week with puffers and a few sea mullets being caught.
fishing pictures? Click
view the Fishing Photos gallery. Click on a picture to
enlarge, then you can select album functions for the remaining images. Close
the Photo browser
page to return to this screen. Check out
NCAngler if you are interested in fishing, it is FREE to join.
Many different fishermen types are always available willing to give suggestions
to your fishing inquiries
about tackle, fishing locations and other information. Use your browser "Back"
key to return to
Street's Ferry, known as a cable
ferry crossing the Neuse
River from the New Bern side,
to the Vanceboro side. This picture was taken in the 1950's.
Please note that the present Weyerhaeuser plant is located
about 400 yards to the slight left of the house which no longer
stands. A bridge now takes the place of the old ferry, the
old dirt road is paved and is now NC Highway 43.
The cardinal, state bird of North
photo courtesy of dereckwillis.com
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