Welcome KPatterson, and the Heflen Camp pictures are WONDERFUL. And so much a part of my daughters and my memories via the oral accounts that my mom provided us about her 'dancing days' in the 30s at Heflen Camp.
Additionally, I do seem to think that the picture of 'Green Tree Inn' coincides with my recollection of a Saddle Club breakfast outing to 'somewhere out aways from town.' That building very closely resembles what my memory says about our destination that day, probably in the early 40s.
Sharon, Margie, James Kaye--------------do any of you remember that outing? Know that my mom drove the pony buggy out there, early spring, I think, as I remember Mom heating up bricks to wrap in newspapers to keep our feet warm for the trip.
Thanks KPatterson. Welcome to the boards. Your input so much enjoyed and appreciated.
The pictures are so good that I really think Heflin Camp deserves its own board!
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
On July 14th, Gregg wrote: "Why is it that everyone in Columbus is familiar with the term "gom sandwich", yet, travel 30 miles in any direction and nobody knows what you're talking about? Is the term a "Zaharako-ism?"
Lew told me that one of the brothers invented the word "gom" and the gom sandwich. I'm going to have to check with him, as I can't remember which brother.
I ran across a brochure a few weeks back for some vacation spot in the Smoky Mountains, and it contained a "dictionary" for out dated words and phrases. I was surprised to find the word "gaum" in the list.
According to the brochure, "gaum" means messy. I wonder if one of the Zaharako brothers was also familiar with the word, took out the "au" and replaced those letters with "o."
I remember mom and dad using the word back when I was a kid. Mom made gom sandwiches, which today we would call "Sloppy Joes." Instead of toasting the sandwich using bread, we'd throw the messy stuff between two buns.
when I went to high school at 8th n pearl street in the 50's.I ate lunch in the (cafeiteria spelled wrong sry) they had sloppy joes then. it was made of hamburger,onion salt to taste then after cooking drain add ketchup heat and serve. When I make it I do it the same way but add a little yellow mustard and a dash of worchstershire.yum