Meals were only 99 cents

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Forty years ago the Brewton Police Department was busy with robberies and thefts. Eight arrests were made in one week for these two charges.

I guess some things never change.

A rare wild camilla was in bloom at the Weaver property on U.S. 29 north. Years before Mrs. Weaver found it growing on her property and transplanted it to her yard. The flower is very rare.

I remember going to Mrs. Weaver’s house not too long after I moved to Brewton. I went with several others as part of some club. I remember the visit because of some of the special things she had on display, including a tree stump that an ancestor used to slice wood.

The new bridge over Murder Creek was almost complete. This is the one that is one way from Lee Street in Brewton to Forrest Avenue in East Brewton. After it opens, the old bridge next to it will be replaced.

The old one was replaced taking drivers from Mildred Street in Brewton to Forrest Ave. in East Brewton.

The Oak Ridge Boys musical group was in town as they took a break from recording and performing to visit William Lee Golden’s parents at Dixonville.

The Four Guys were set to perform at Flomaton Auditorium. Do you remember them?

Thompson’s, a men’s clothing store in Brewton, was advertising a free Johnny Carson suit to be given away.

Now I know that many of you jumped on that one. Who wouldn’t with a prize like that?

Kentucky Fried Chicken (where Popeyes is today) was advertising two large pieces of chicken with potatoes and gravy or cole slaw for 99 cents. That will run closer to $5 now.

Mother’s Day was coming up and there was a sweet photo of Martha Simmons and her two little boys, Lee and Avery, on the front page of The Brewton Standard.

Another sign of the times was Shoeland in East Brewton advertising the fact that they had Scooby Doo sandals for sale.

Many of you will remember Scooby Doo. In fact you can probably still find him on television, but he was a big thing back then.