Saturday, February 4, 2023

'I'm So Oxford' Goes Viral

Over night, “I’m so Oxford” started trending (among Oxonians) on Facebook and Twitter. It’s so fun looking back to the good ole days! Check out the Oxford memories below and send us your ‘I’m So Oxford’ memories to hottytoddynews@gmail.com! We will update this post throughout the day.
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“I’m so Oxford that I can remember walking from the old Oxford Elementary School (now the Federal Building), up the street to Leslie’s to eat lunch. I always had one of their delicious hamburgers, delicious French fries and a coke.” – Sharon (Cuppy) Theobald
“I’m so Oxford, On Friday nights we would take my 45’s to Dino’s on the Square for wonderful pizza and to listen to DJ spin my records in the restaurant’s music booth. He was so young, he didn’t know A side from B side, so I got to fulfill my dream of being a disc jockey on the Square! Great memories of a simple time.” – Brenda West
“I’m so Oxford I remember when City Grocery was an actual grocery store that DELIVERED!!!! My grandmother Jane King would call in her order and in 30 minutes the groceries were delivered to her house!!!! I thought that was really neat.” – Karen Parker
“I’m so Oxford that I remember eating a late night breakfast at the Bait Shop on Jackson Avenue and also the Wobble Inn on Jackson Ave. where fraternity row entered. Who can ever forget eating a steak with Aubrey and Mamie Seay at the Mansion?” – Banks Shepherd
“I am so Oxford that I remember eating lunch at Joe’s Steak House on the Square (but I am so old that I thought it was Winter’s rather than the Golden Rule that sold hamburgers in the back. Maybe both?).” – Gerald Walton
“I am So Oxford that I remember that in the late sixties down on East University it was a common practice amongst Ole Miss students to flip Dirty Charlie’s owner (Mr Clark) double or nothing for fried chicken dinners. Carson Hughes- Ole Miss Student 1965-1971, Ole Miss Alumnus 1971-and forever thereafter.” – Carson Hughes
“I’m so Oxford I remember Ole Miss Delivery chicken, onion rings, bubble gum, and Volkswagen delivery vehicles – delivery was 35 cents! And not being allowed to wear jeans to class freshman year. And going to Johnny’s for dates with midnight curfew during the week!” – Frances Smith
I’m so Oxford that I remember when Clyde Goolsby tended bar at the Holiday Inn. – Martha Marshall
“I am so Oxford, I remember when Shoney’s was the only place to go after the PROM! And, getting the back room with your class was the best!” – Tammy Finch
“I’m so Oxford I remember catching a movie at the Hoka And then mud riding at the and of the road. Waking up in the morning to get coffee at the coffee bistro And getting late night dinner from Coupe Deville” – Charles Mize
“I’m so Oxford that when a student at Ole Miss my favorite place to eat was either the plate lunch at Dirty Charlie’s or a grilled cheeseburger at the Kreme Kup.” – Lynda Ferris
“I am so Oxford I remember looking forward to the canopy of lights around the square every Christmas!!” – Celia Roberts
“I’m so Oxford I remember walking to the Ritz and paying 25 cents to get in, buy a vote and popcorn! John Bounds might even slip you a dill pickle if you were nice.” – Ladydocrn
“I’m so Oxford I remember looking out of my Forest Service Office window and seeing Eph and Ed Lowe, identical twins , come down there steps-in step, with identical pants and shirt,shoes and hat.” -John Arrechea
“I’m so Oxford I eat my chicken on a stick! #chevron” – Joanie Phillips
“I’m so Oxford when I need a drink I go to the Library.” – WdlPSr
“I’m so Oxford that I remember having a big white duck who would walk up the middle of University Avenue where we lived, waddling towards Ole Miss and biting the girls on the way to the University High School every morning. I’m so Oxford I remember him making trips to the square to visit with the old men at the courthouse playing checkers and then being brought home by taxi. You should have seen him descend from the taxi with his regal flare and air of self-importance.” – Ouida Tomlinson
I’m so Oxford, our 1st apartment after we married was the 2nd floof of Ms. Theora Hamletts house on University Ave. about a block off campus. – Jim Hayes
“I’m so Oxford I remember the Sunday that the new First Baptist Church on Van Buren was dedicated and being baptized that night.” – Ouida Tomlinson
“I’m so Oxford that I remember eating at Dino’s Pizza on the Square.” – Elaine Baggett
“I remember the Ice house where you bought big squares of ice for your ‘icebox!'”– Marty Vestal
“I’m so Oxford I remember watching fireworks across the street at Avent’s, when West Jackson was two lanes, bowling at Kiamie’s, and finally getting lockers in the 6th grade/Jr. High” – Stephanie Little
“I’m so Oxford that I remember watching Archie and the Rebels beat Memphis, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, and State before defeating Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.” – Sallie Mcgee
“I’m so Oxford i remember the Drive Inn Theater was where Home Depot is now.” – Rachel Russell
“I’m so Oxford I remember eating lunch at the Golden Rule on the square. It was usually a hamburger with fries and drink for about $1.25.” – Russell Blair
“I’m so Oxford I played a gig at Opal’s.” – Tad Wilkes
“I’m so Oxford that we had a membership at the Holiday Inn pool every summer and we could walk over to Jitney Jungle to get a pimento cheese sandwich & coke for about $1.25!” – Valorie Rodger Ott
“I’m so Oxford that when the mall was built, it was WAY OUT and anything past Big Star on the other end, was heading toward the county!” – Valorie Rodger Ott
“I’m so Oxford that I remember trying to catch tadpoles at Avent Park, eating hamburgers from Ole Miss Delivery and watching R (and maybe worse) movies on the side of Jackson Ave. since I wasn’t old enough to get into the drive in.” – Shannon Mays Lovejoy
“I’m so Oxford I remember driving up University Avenue and seeing Scooter’s Bar (Orion/OU Bank) thinking, one day, I will be in there. I remember people talking about this great band that would play there. It was Xavion. Their big hit was Eat Your Heart Out. Think that was around 1984. Belk Ford was on the Square where Locals is now.” – Kristi Collins
“I’m so Oxford, I remember coming out of First Presbyterian Church one Sunday after church to see ‘Tarzan and Jane XXX’ on the marquee of the Ritz and my mom telling me ‘Oh, sweetie, THAT Tarzan movie is not meant for children.'” – Emeline Williams-Sahlein
“I’m so Oxford I remember sitting on the bridge at ‘the swimming club’ eating ice cream from The Kream Kup.” – Jason Plunk
“I’m so Oxford that I can remember how wonderful the spaghetti and salad bar were at the Warehouse and living in the new English Village apartments with Leah Shollenberger as a roomie.” – Beverly Cole, Oxford, Miss.
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