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Joey Alexander remembered:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Growing up in the best little town in the world. Everyone knew everyone and we never had a problem finding something to do. You went to church on Sundays and spent your summer vacation playing touch football or baseball with the gang. You never worried about your  child going across town to play with the other kids. Mom and Dad always knew where you were as all the moms and dads stayed in touch. Things that stick in your mind was things like Arthur Jacksons banana milk shakes at the Eat Shop, a bologna sandwich from Blakeys IGA or Cricks grocery, the L&N trains roaring through at all hours of the day, picking up the KY. New Era at Graces grocery to deliver all across town, not to mention the countless boxes of chocolate cherries little brother and I got from folks on the paper route at Christmas time, watching dad and Mr.Hayes sort mail at the old post office, rolling "friends" houses at Halloween, and attending all the fall festivals at school and the
  Crofton Christian church. And tons of fond memories attending Crofton Baptist church. I thank God for good Christian parents and brothers, thankful I was born and raised in a great little town. Although I'm not there now, Crofton will always be my home and in my heart.



Adam Johnson remembered:
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The old Eat Shop and when the Henderson\'s had a grocery store called Bestway.
The building is gone now, and Bill Crick's hardware store was downtown.



(#50) Dawn Gilkey McReynolds remembered:
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Being young in Crofton and going to the IGA with my Granny"Bessie Alexander". I remember her playing cards with "the Caps" who lived next door. I remember how friendly everyone always made you feel when I was there. I loved sitting on the front porch swing and folks waving as they went by. My other grandmother Ruby Samples Fry also made for some good memories at her house too. I will always call "Crofton" my home.


(#49) Kimberly Jackson Coats remembered:
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Meeting a very kind family.And today I am thankful that I have gotten the chance to know them.If it wasn't for the small town Crofton where they where born and raised.I wouldn't have such a beautiful loving friend today.So thankful!


(#48) Rev. William Garrison, EMT remembered:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Being a young military man away from home, Crofton allowing me the opportunity to serve as a member of the fire department and ambulance like I had back home was an honor. I remember being in that single garage with one rig and the FD in back. The FD just bought a new truck and of course we didn't have 911 then.
Crofton you were good to me and I cannot thank you enough. I wish I could have stayed there! I would truly love to visit with the EMS & fire dept today because I am still doing it 30 years later in Virginia. Thank you all!!



(#47) Janice M. Armstrong remembered:
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The ice cream shop at the end of College St. When the school went through grade twelve, then through the eighth grade. Always feeling safe, never meeting a stranger in Crofton.
Riding my bike all over Crofton, knowing I'd be taken care of or helped if I needed anything, because we all knew each other and cared about each other in this great little community in North Christian.



(#46) Saundra Whitman Alston remembered:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Living next door to the Harrels (Linda) and her parents. Walking to the post office, and the grocery. How many times I crossed those railroad tracks is impossible to count. I see names here that bring back memories. My Dad had a house built when we lived there, he was the police. Mrs Robinson, 3rd grade; Mr Johns, the principal; Mrs Hamby, 6th grade; Eli's Feed Store. I attended school from the 1st grade to the 8th there from 56 to 64. Then on to Christian County High for the 9th grade. memories...how time flies.


(#45) Robin Haley Brandeberry remembered:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Visiting my great grandmother Farris Cansler. Walking down the road to pick berries for
her homemade jam-yum! The donkey cart flower pot off the side of her porch. Fun visiting
my grandparents' brothers and sisters (Haleys and Canslers) and playing with cousins.



(#44) Brian Sharber remembered:
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Going to the IGA just off the train tracks with my older cousin. I had $0.35 for a bag of chips
and he would always convince me that I had enough money for a lot more stuff and I'd take
an arm load of candy to the counter only to get the bad news. The 8th of August celebration
alone is enough to make me want to move back home!



(#43) R.P. remembered:
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Climbing the water tower, setting in the IGA parking lot with Jake and watching the trains go by. I remember slipping in the gym through a window with all the guys on Sundays to play basketball. Going to the fields of Ambrosia and BBQ deer.
Playing under the cliffs at Dripping Springs. Fishing off of the old bridge over Dripping Springs Creek. Riding dirt bikes to the pits and swimming in the pits.
Life was great to be a kid in Crofton.



(#42) Dempsey Howard remembered:
Sunday, April 25, 2010
My first experience with Crofton was sitting on the parkway on a foggy night in a band
bus... a truck hauling cows had overturned on the highway and all I could see were cows
and a road sign saying Crofton. Didn't know that I would marry a lady from there some
years later. I enjoyed sitting on the front porch on Anderson Street as it was so quiet and
peaceful... however Crofton will never be the same as it lost one of it's finest citizens,
Dewey Overton. I shall always keep him in my heart and mind. He was for 10 years my
father in law, but remained a friend for life.
Gonna miss ya Dewey... thanks for being in my life.



(#41) Amy Cook Walker remembered:
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Going to my Grandmothers Imogene Mart every Sunday. She would have a Big Dinner for
all the kids and Grandkids, and before we moved to Dawson, Moma and Daddy would
take us to the skating rink and Daddy would skate with us on his back.
Even after we moved to Dawson he would still take us there to skate.



(#40) Billy Hammonds remembered:
Friday, February 12, 2010
One night when seven of us teenagers rode down to Mannington in Billy Waggoners truck. Seven of us in the cab, I was seated third to the left of the driver and had to shift the gears.
This was just one of the many great experiences we had back in the late 40's.



(#39) Larry Richardson remembered:
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Crofton Kentucky...too much for such a short space, but we spent a lot of time at Dripping Springs hiking, hunting, fishing swimming, and washing the car...
Tommy and Terry Rogers, Justin Reese, and anyone who wanted to tag along.



(#38) Rita Lacy Fleming remembered:
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Growing up in this town, has given me alot of wonderful memories. I don't believe that I would want to live anyplace else.
My most favorite memories are when I attended the old Crofton School on College street.
I never will forget Mrs. Robinson, I had trouble learning my #6 times table. But, after a few trips out in the hall, with the clear paddle,it didn't take me long to remember.
Thank you Mrs. Robinson.



(#37) Wendell Alexander remembered:
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Lunch at Crofton School, the best cooks, good food, and if you got a little loud, Mr. Garlon Johns would arise from his meal, stand and look at us without saying a word.
The lunchroom fell deathly quiet, and all you could hear was him jingling the change in his pockets, not today!



(#36) Wendell Alexander remembered:
Saturday, January 30, 2010
When you could see an oncoming car from the other side of the railroad crossing.
Now the tracks are "all jacked up".



(#35) Shannon Snorton remembered:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Every summer the 8th of August and the biggest family reunion in town!!!


(#34) Kim Rose Mason remembered:
Monday, January 25, 2010
When I was a little girl, my sister took me to the skating rink in Crofton, It was an outside one right on 41, I thought that was so cool.


(#33) Lori Sweet remembered:
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Going to the grocery store in town, which sounds strange because there was only a few
buildings there. My sister and I would go with my Grandpa and he would get us chocolate
pop. It was the best tasting thing in the world, at the time.
That would have been around 1963 or 1964... Close to that date *smile*



(#32) Agatha Duncan Nowak remembered:
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Lee McIntosh's DX Service Station and Jesse James West working there, the skating rink
in Francis Croft's field on the highway, and square dances in the school gym.
The school fall festival had a haunted house under the bleachers. It was dark and you got
to feel "eyeballs" which were peeled grapes, brains which was spaghetti (I hope), and
fingers which were carrots. No chain saws chasing you back then!



(#31) Greg Martin remembered:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Going to RAs at Crofton Baptist Church with Jimmy Cook as our teacher and church
league basketball games were the big event on a winter night.
Dances held at the City Hall and the old men sitting on the bench outside Cansler's
(grocery) talking about coal mining, hunting, and basketball!!



(#30) KGH remembered:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Riding a gray hound bus every summer to visit my Grandmother, Tillie Back. The bus
driver would always drop us off by a gas station and we would walk about a mile or so
to Grandma's house. Grandma would never buy Coke a Cola unless we came to
visit (so she said) but she always had plenty of ice cold cola when we were there.
I used to walk down the road and purchase movie magazines at a little grocery store.
Next to the store, they had like a small diner that served the very best bbq sandwiches.
Sorry it's been so many years I can't really recall the name.
I'd be guessing if I listed the name. Maybe someone out there can help me remember
for sure. I seem to remember pink, lots of pink on the walls.
Summer wasn't summer without a trip to Crofton, but oh how I hated those bus rides!!



(#29) Bill Barnett remembered:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The nights in the parking lot in front of the Crofton IGA, hearing names like Buckwheat,
Billba, Ronzo, Jake, Fatboy, Heavy, Muddog, Wick, Buck, Lurch, Eagle, Rooster,
Andrette, Crash, Peck, Monk, etc.
(...and let's not forget Fat Rat, Bristles, Spanky, Bean-head, Beaner, Noff,
Skeets, Scarecrow, Moon Pie, Ryder & Dinger) Anyone remember any others???



(#28) ARP remembered:
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Not long ago I would sit out on the front porch with Ms. Kay Durham and talk to her and
when I would start to leave she kept telling me to just sit down and we would talk and talk.
I miss her so much!!!



(#27) Pam Massart Lorenz remembered:
Monday, March 02, 2009
My cousin Barbara McDonald taking me to get my shots and getting a pixie stick.
She was one of those BIG junior high kids.



(#26) Pam Massart Lorenz remembered:
Monday, March 02, 2009
My first 3 years of school. Ms. Hurd, my favorite, Mr. Johns walking the halls with the
paddle in his hip pocket. Riding the early "little bus" cause we lived way back in the
woods. Mr. Farmer's bus when we stayed at grams in Kelly.



(#25) Jerry Pyle remembered:
Friday, January 16, 2009
The last day of school the kids on our bus (Mrs. Martha Farmer's) would play softball
against the kids from Momma (Patsy) Willis' Bus.
Of course we won... How could you even have to ask?????



(#24) Dana Dulin Meacham remembered:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Having my "Sweet 16" at the Coon Hunter's Club and my surprise guest was Brice Long, Hootie Houchins, and Chip Renshaw, they were my band!


(#23) Terry Barnett Curtis remembered:
Sunday, January 04, 2009
When Punch Croft had the old pool room. No girls were allowed.
NOTE: Punch Croft's Pool Room was located on Hwy. 800 across from where the
Crofton Pharmacy is now. In the late 70's - early 80's, it was Mac's Home Improvement.
In the late 80's - early 90's, it was a consignment shop owned by
Fred & Joan 'Shanklin' Clemons. The building was torn down years ago.
Now there is just a gravel lot.



(#22) Kelsey Gresham remembered:
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
When Chris Pyle dressed up like an Amish person and fooled even his family.
NOTE: Chris did this for a contest at his work place



(#21) Kevin Barnett remembered:
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Kim Gresham getting Henry Hulbert off of me at the bus stop, while Eric Putty ran like a little girl.


(#20) Cheryl Louise Guy-Rogers remembered:
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Going to listen to my Uncle (Pastor Bill Crick) preach on Sundays and then spending the
rest of the day playing with all of my cousins Hope Crick, Andy Crick and then going to
Richard Marbrys Home and eating homeade pie that my Great Grandmaw Salinabelle
Crick use to make. Good Times.



(#19) Zina Wilford remembered:
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Mrs. Belcher and Mrs. Putty were the very best teachers in the old Crofton school.
Mrs. Fuller was more than a secretary, she knew all the kids and their parents.
She was great.



(#18) Lee Seats remembered:
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Going to the old gas station where Tereasa Young's new place is now. I can't
remember if it was the old 76 station or if it was the 66 station but I know the
pop "SKI" was good there.
NOTE:That is where the Phillips 66 station used to be in the 70's...and a DX before that.



(#17) Lee Seats remembered:
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The first time I went fishing at the old Crofton Lake, also going to the gas station of
Tom Ross (Texaco) getting a GOOD COLD POP. Back then that was when pop
was pop not like it is today.
The best part of getting it was the peanuts that i got to put in it. LOL



(#16) Donovan Carpenter remembered:
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Crofton always had friendly people, many children playing, a perfect place to grow.
Everyone knows each other, so you're sure to have a friend if you're from Crofton.
The kids always make your day interesting, anything new spreads quicker than the
dawn of day. I love Crofton Kentucky.



(#15) Gary Harrison remembered:
Saturday, August 23, 2008
My family lived out on Route # 1 about five miles outside of town. I used to go to Cansler's
grocery and also wait for the school bus.

I am looking for someone who remembers either Gary Durham, Danny Overton, and or
Mitchel Owens. These guys were my class mates at Crofton Elementary and High School.
The time frame was in the early 60's. I remember the old pool hall where you used to play
for 10 cents and when you needed a new rack, you banged your pool stick on the floor
and a rack boy came by and racked them for you. We used to always have pot luck
suppers at the local Methodist Church every week for families to get together to eat and
meet each others families. I also hung around a guy by the name of Clifton who's dad
was a minister of another Church. Does anyone remember this time frame?
Hopefully there is someone who was around at this time.



(#14) Gary Harrison remembered:
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I remember Ms. Hurd also. Mr. Johns was principle at Crofton Elementary.
We used to shop at Crick's Grocery and the elementary school bus used to drop us off
at the pool hall to meet the high school bus. I remember sock hops and the local skating
rink that used to open on the weekends.



(#13) S.I. remembered:
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Mrs. Kat East owned the only laundromat and car wash in Crofton. Everyone would be
there on Saturday afternoons and catch up on the latest news around town. Also, the town
would be blocked off every year for street dances. That was back in the 1980's.



(#12) Someone (name witheld by request) remembered:
Monday, February 25, 2008
1962 - 1st Grade - Mrs. Hurd.


(#11) Lynn Seats remembered:
Monday, February 18, 2008
When I was small, me and my sister would go to Grace's Grocery Store on 41 and buy
gum for a penny a piece.
NOTE: Grace's Grocery was located beside where the Veteran's Memorial is behind
City Hall.



(#10) Lynn Seats remembered:
Monday, February 18, 2008
Having my wedding reception at the old Coon Hunters Club back in 1990.
Wow, how things change over the years.



(#9) JoEllen Shanklin Stephens remembered:
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Waiting for the bus at Cansler's grocery. That store kept a lot of us school kids out of the weather and a lot of laughs were shared there.


(#8) JoEllen Shanklin Stephens remembered:
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Working at the Eat Shop and the busy mornings of hunting season. Let's not forget those sundaes topped with walnuts from the gallon jars.


(#7) Kim Pyle Gresham Houchens remembered:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Crofton Restaurant was the "Pizza Parlor" and me and Peaches Menser would buy hot peppers and eat them with no water until we were sick!!!


(#6) Kim Pyle Gresham Houchens remembered:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The old West Side Market...buying Mountain Dew and Chili Cheese Fritos before catching Ms. Farmers bus!!!
NOTE: The "old West Side Market" was located on 800 behind the "Eat Shop".
It was previously "Cansler's Grocery" owned by Mr. & Mrs. Norris "Gravey" Cansler.



(#5) Hope Crick Joiner remembered:
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Sweet 16 parties at the "Coon-Hunter's Club".
NOTE: The Coon Hunter's Club was what is now the Lyle building at Gordon Park.



(#4) Hope Crick Joiner remembered:
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Gordon Park was a block building and a lonely softball field.


(#3) Jerry Pyle remembered:
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
You couldn't drive down Brown St. on a Sunday afternoon, because of all the kids cars that were playing football in Lloyd Harrell's field!


(#2) Jerry Pyle remembered:
Monday, November 05, 2007
Buying a Cherry 7-Up at the Eat Shop was the highlight of a Saturday.
NOTE: The "Eat Shop" was located on the corner of 41 & W 800 of what is now the "Dollars & Sense" lot.



(#1) Butch Shanklin remembered:
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Adrian & Marie Gilkey owned the "I.G.A" grocery store, (what is now the Bestway).


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