David Melson

Picturing the Past 121: Rainy night at the show

Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 12:01 PM
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  • I can remember an earlier time when the show was inundated with rain. You mentioned the 40s. Somehow in my mind I was thinking that it was in the early 50s, however, it could have been 1949. I know that my Dad took the service truck or car from the service station over there and spent most of the night pulling cars out of the mud that had gotten stuck in the parking area between the grandstand and Evans Street. I remember that he said several people had tried to pay him for pulling them out, but he would not take it.

    Like you I have been pleasantly surprised at the interest which has been generated by the "If you grew up in Shelbyville" Facebook page. There have been over 3,848 posts by more than 1,357 members and several have posted pictures that I had never seen before.

    I am looking forward to seeing what you are able to do about extending PTP to more than once a week.

    As for a Facebook page for PTP, I would be very interested. It would help us get to know a little bit more about the people we have been posting with for the last 2 plus years.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Aug 2, 2011, at 1:58 PM
  • How do you find the Facebook page "If you grew up in Shelbyville?"

    -- Posted by marnold1118 on Tue, Aug 2, 2011, at 2:39 PM
  • marnold1118, think this is the one you're looking for

    "if you grew up in Shelbyville you remember"

    -- Posted by dkd57 on Tue, Aug 2, 2011, at 2:51 PM
  • marnold1118 in the search line at the top of the page just type in If you grew up in Shelbyville and then search.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Aug 2, 2011, at 3:25 PM
  • David - thanks for the fast forward to the future......at least to the 70's. :>)

    And yes! I think it would be great idea to have a more regular updates and to see more your blog on a Facebook page.

    For those looking for the Facebook page - here is the link - http://www.facebook.com/groups/172915312777729/

    You will have to ask to join, however the admins seem to be a good job of granting quick access.

    -- Posted by Bjaj1 on Tue, Aug 2, 2011, at 7:33 PM
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