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  Ode to the SouthTown Crowd - Springfield, Tennessee 1976 - 1983
by Jeff Mason
Thursday, October 16, 2003

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Friends, friendships and memories are priceless!

Kenny & Batman (Gary) Leftrick, Tina Biggs, Jack & Jill Suter, Tina, Kenny & James Rawls, Lori Morgan, Pam Morgan, Doug, Mike & David Gentry, Jeff & Joe Mason, Jaws (Ronnie Ford), Lynne Mayes, Juanita & Robert Henderson, Beverly Wilson. The BAD Crowd in Springfield, TN from 1976-1983 - The GOOD years; The PARTY years! Sulphur Fork Creek, Hills Mill, Flat Rock, the Covered Bridge, Branding Iron (Paul, who memorized customers' food orders), Baldwin's Barbecue, Springfield Skating Rink, Hinkle Chair Company, Blackpatch Rd, Cutting & Hanging tobacco, OLD Springfield High School on West Main. Kinney's Road, town square, Springfiled movie theater, SouthPaw at the Armory, NewTown, Gaws, Flewellyn (Washington Rd), Coopertown, 49 Market, South Main. This is the Springfield I remember; the SouthTown I remember. These were the times we could walk across anyone's property, through the woods and the streams and the fields, and NOT get shot at! There were no Gangs, no guns and knives (nobody could PROVE it!); just companionship, commiseration, friendship, bonding. We looked out for each other. We had our differences, and we got over them. We fought, we argued, we loved, we laughed and cried. We lost a few along the way. This is my ode to the SouthTown crowd of 1976 to 1983. May this find you well. Love, Jeff Mason.

Copyright 2002 - 2003 Jeff Mason

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Reviewed by T Wilson
Having been the offspring of a member of the Southtown crowd (Beverly Wilson), I read these names and places and they bring tears to my eyes. I grew up with several other members of the group, and each place and name bring back a lot of memories, even though I was so young. Then again, it's so hard to think you came from the projects--looking so snazzy in your business suits ^_~ And look at me now, it took 17 years before I returned to my roots (well, where I found myself often growing up), and you'd thought I never left. Lol!

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