THESE ARE ALL OF THE GUESTBOOK ENTRIES FOR 2004
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Hey aren't you glad you had us to help you with this site? Nah..I'm just kidding, you did a great job. (See I told you I would write that :p)
Oh! I 'm so happy to be the first to sign your book *does happy dance*
Great site and shrine to good ol Bandytown. You people don't know how true this site is. Some may think this is made up; however, it all is the honest truth. Bandytown is a cool and happening place. P.S. God Bless Bandytown!
Its your pal up here love the site, bout time someone started reprasentin' the btown! Guess ya gotta have something to be proud of after the vhs site went to hell...good job!
I love it! :) Great job guys..
Great work on this website! Bandytown looks too good to be true. The photos are beautiful.
Hello Btown Friends & Relatives the site is great. the pictures are so true and beautiful. Job well done!! Eventho some of the just for fun were true, there's nothing like living in BANDYTOWN...FROM ANOTHER BANDYTOWN RESIDENT, ALWAYS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION!!
It's bout damn time somebody made this site and y'all are just the people to do it. This site is so true. GOD BLESS BANDYTOWN!!!
WOW...Bandytown is moving up in the world! I'm impressed! Great site love the pictures and the signs. Keep up the good work! Thumbs up to the coolest place in Boone County!
AWESOME! There's no place like Bandytown. Great job!
GOOD JOB GUYS! GREAT COMMENTS MOST OF THEM ARE VERY TRUE AND FUNNY. HERE'S ONE YOU NEED TO ADD YOU KNOW YOU LIVE IN BANDYTOWN WHEN DOUBLE D CAN BEAT YOU TO MADISON WITH JUST HIS THUMB!!! ALSO FOLKS NEED TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE BANDITS THAT THROW THE SNOWBALLS AT YOUR HOUSE LATE AT NIGHT
Name: Brittany P
Hey all the things on the just for fun reminds me of my hometown!!!! Great website guys!!
Yay!! Yay!! This website is my favorite website of all now! I shall look at it all the time :) for updates of course. I can't wait to leave ol' Frazier's Bottom and go up there and see ya'll again! Maybe someone should make a Frazier's Bottom website too.. ya know, since we're going to get famous and all from "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton" ;) heh heh.. anyway- from Frazier's Bottom to Bandytown, lindz
PS-"GET IN THE HOUSE!!"
Y'all told meh to sign your guestbook thingy...so Ima signin. NOW SIGN MINE
Love it! Even though "We just can't have nice things!" LOL! God Bless Bandytown!
Name: Tabatha Stratton
I think this site is awesome, BUT, somebody needs to make a site about Wharton. It's just one of those things you have to have. anyway, good job guys!
OMG!!!!!!!! This is the most hilarious thing ever!
WE ARE IN KENTUCKY AND WERE GIVEN THIS WEB PAGE TO SEE . IT IS REALLY GREAT, PLEASE, PLEASE ADD MORE TO IT WE REALLY ENJOYED IT
Name: Dave F.
I found this site by complete accident...don`t ask me how I got here! But I found myself fascinated by your town, I wish I lived there. Im from Birmingham in the UK, so now Bandytown is famous worldwide! Oh btw, we too have a suspicious train in our town.
This webpage is pretty good, all it needs is a few pictures of D.D. and you will be set, he might even put up a thumb for ya! Good luck & Keep up the good work..It's about time someone gives this county some recognition!
Everyone will tell you there's just no place like Bandytown. Great site! Its about time someone starts getting Bandytown on the map! Job well done!
I wanna live in bandytown!
Awesome site I want to move to Bandytown! I want to see some of them women with big hair and scary voices!
Y'all crack me up!!! Someone showed me this and I laughed till my stomach hurt :) You guys did a great job! Maybe I'll make one about my B-town :-D
Great site!!! You people did a wonderful job.
Hey you guys, I got this link out of my cousin's profile. This is so funny because most of it is true!!! Although I am from a little place in Boone County called Six Mile, I too know who Officer Weagel is. This site is too funny. WAY TO GO BC!
Officier Weagle.....thats enough to make you laugh!
This is one of the greatest sites ever! I just about pissed on myself from laughing so hard!
Awesome site guys! You did a GREAT job! It makes me want to visit Bandytown!
I used to live in Twilight when I was a little girl. And I was really blown away that Bandytown has a site. Way to go!!!
Great site. Lots of work went into it and it sure turned out well.
You guys are crazy LMAO... Love the site keep adding stuff hey maybe I'll come and sing for Bandytown one day lol... Love you guys but your all Nuts... LATER
*packs up all her belongings in a hurry*
I'm moving to Bandytown!
Great site spend alot of my childhood visiting relatives and family I still own property there need to get back soon great pics makes ya miss the place even more
Great Website, I sure do miss the town and people down there. Keep up the good work, will refer back here often. love the pictures too.
From someone that raised hell in Bandytown for years. Thanks for carrying on the tradition. I remember all those nights throwing eggs and doing the present trick. Keep up the hell raising. Boone County. WOOO HOOO!!!
Holy crap, this is an awesome site! Good work.
Wow!! Never thought I would see Bandytown on the net! Great site! Reminds me of home
Hey everyone this is a cool site I miss it there I had some fun times
Nice job on the website I thought it was really good. Believe it or not I miss living there. Good job it was really funny
Wow! Way to go Bandytown
WOW!! Now I know why everyone loves B-town...This is a great website...LOVE IT!!
How could anybody - especially from those Wonderful Hills - not love Bandytown. I left Boone County many years ago (we looked like the Beverly Hillbillies, but our stuff was in the back of a '57 Chevy) and now live exactly half way between Filthydelphia, Pa. and Balt-Mere, Md. Not a happy place to be in our times. I only hope that all of you from not only Bandytown, but mountain folks in general realize how fortunate and safe you really are. Best wishes from an ancient son. jc - email@example.com
Hi all! Wow, finally a connection to my roots!! It's great to see online info keeping me up to date with my Daddy's hometown. My Dad is James (Jimmy) Young and he grew up in Bandytown in the 30's and 40's along with his sister Helen. We are related to the Peter's and Jarrell's. The family home burned in the early 1980's while Damon Peter's was living in it. Will be watching the site for news and welcome correspondence from current residents. Take care and God Bless Bandytown!!
Great site!!! Keep up the good work!
bandytown sucks!! not really, I wish I lived here. =^.^=
I very much enjoyed viewing this web site about my old home town and hope to see more pictures and read more stories about Bandytown in the future.
I love Bandytown!!!!!
I love the site and it makes me homesick. Keep up the good work.
I ran upon your site and was suprise to find several links to my sites I have yet another one that you might like http://bonita.8k.com/Main.html thanks so for adding them have enjoyed the visit will return
Man did this site bring back memories of being a "youngun" when I was a kid I used to go to Bandytown to visit my great aunt & uncle Laurie & Sam Workman and I remember walkin' to the store for a RC Cola and a moon Pie with my brother.....50 cents went a long way back then..... Thanks for the memories!!!!!!!!!
Loved it. Lived there as a child. Looks like it is a nice, neat lovely town. Very good website.
Really nice site. Brings memories when I was a kid and visited relatives in Bandytown and Twilight. Keep up the good work
After reading your Guestbook,I find it strange that nothing was mentioned about our Hero, Donald Ray White, or his son, Jesco..If it wasn't for D.R. Btown would never be on the map...
*You must have not have thoroughly reviewed the site because there are several mentions of Jesco on this website! The first being in the news for a recent article in the Charleston Gazette. The second being on the links page there were some links on there for Jesco and Mamie.
my parents grew up in Bandytown and my father is now buried there. I have always thought Bandytown was one of the prettiest places on the face of the earth.
What a great web page. My cousin told me about it. My Daddy Pete Acree is actually in one of your pictures-the Y&O First Aid Team c1935. He's in the front row,white shirt, with curly hair and no hat. I wrote a book called CROSSROADS-A Family Love Story about growing up in Van, WV in the 1950's. We lived in the house at the Van Bridge. There are also mine pictures and certificates in my book. Two of my stories are about a mine disaster and about the First Aid Meets. All these men in your pictures were friends of Daddy's. My cousin Rusty Mullins sells the book at Mullins Garden Center in Van. I have relatives buried on the hillside cemetery at the mines. What a great job you all did!! Thank you so much from a Van girl! Your pictures make me feel like I've come home. Best of luck. Donna Gail Acree Damiani
I truly miss Bandytown and all my wonderful relatives. My grandmother was Ora Baisden. My mother was Sally[Luny] Jarrell Greenwood The most lovely, caring lady I ever met, Mildred Harper, lives in your town. I have fond memories of my grandmothers house by the river behind the church. It washed away in a flood many years ago. Sam and Laurie Workman treated or family better than anyone can imagine. Your Bandytown song never mentioned COAL, God, floods, gardens, cemeteries, or wonderful people. Without the additions you can't sing a song about the real Bandytown. Love always, Pud Greenwood p.s. Do not call me Pud unless you have known me over 50 years.
This is awesome! The pictures sure bring back memories....my Dad, Hade Acree is buried in Mid Ferrell Cemetery as is my sister Shirley...Daddy worked in the y&o coal mine all of his life...he also is in some of the pictures....I commend the person or persons that put the effort into building this website!
I REALLY LOVE BANDYTOWN. THIS IS REALLY GREAT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! WHEN YOU'RE AWAY FROM HOME IT GIVES YOU A CLOSE FEELING
Same old Bandytown! Grew up there and left in 1975 to come to Dayton, Ohio. Enjoyed the website. Tell everyone I said "HI". If you want, please contact me at the above e-mail address. Would enjoy hearing from anyone.
You really can tell just by reading this site and looking at all of the pictures that God has blessed Bandytown! It looks like such a beautiful place full of nice people!
My great grandfather bought 500 acres of land at Chap in 1874. I have heard that the area was called Bone Hollow and there might have been a school there many years ago. Does anyone know where this area is? His wife and young son are buried there where the farm was and I would like to see if I could find the graves.
I really enjoyed viewing the pictures and reading the news. Thanks Angelfire for the website.
Great site love the new look!
heeey you. ive looked out my back door numerous times and seen you out there...i would yell at you but the last time i did you told me to "GET BACK IN THE HOUSE"...just had the urge to tell ya that.
My good friend Hazel Blankenship told me about this site. What memories this brought back. I lived with my grandmother Ollie Cook "on the hill" where all the kids slid down in winter. Some were lucky enough to have sleighs while the rest of us used cardboard boxes. There were no paved roads, phones, road signs and the river was safe to swim in. We had no running water, used a big wash tub for Sat. night baths and yes there was a catalog in the outhouse. We didn`t have a washing machine. Scrubbed clothes on a washboard, rinsed them twice & then put them in a big kettle of boiling water outside.White clothing went on the line & colored on the grass or over the fence. There were cows roaming around & you had to watch where you walked. Sam & Laura Workman had Bees in their yard that usually made me run as fast as my legs would go when I walked by their yard. More times then one, I got bees in my hair. A lot of summer days were spent on their porch listening to all their sons & friends playing guitars, banjos, fiddles & etc. No TV back then or I`m sure all would be well known for their musical talents today. Thanks for the memories & a great " visit" to Bandytown.
I enjoyed viewing your website again. The additional pictures were beautiful. There is nothing more beautiful than the mountains in the fall.
lol You all are CrAzY...Great Site Tho..Its A True Boone County site because I seen alot of misspelled words also the word "ya'll" Used alot...You Need spell check maybe someone people will learn the difference in words...HAHA...Great site Love, Britney Spears
Well little miss Britney Spears you are not a Harvard English Scholar either. You need to proofread your own entry. "Alot" is two words. A LOT. Your grammar needs improved also. And "ya'll" is a word in the Boone County dictionary. Before you go hating, check yourself. Britney Spears don't you go thinking you are too good for Boone County.
YOU DID GOOD JOB AND KEEP UP THE WORK AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT TWILIGHT OUR NEIGHBORS!
I had fun looking over your website. I especially like the pictures and I am glad you included pictures of the cemeteries. My mother's father's mother, Olla "Ollie" Mae (Jarrell) (Gunnoe) Cook lived in Bandytown and is buried there now. I guess I have several distant cousins still in Bandytown and the rest of Boone County. I'll let several of my cousins know about your website.
You guys did a great job on the site, I just can't and probably never will believe that B-town is on the Internet. We just need to have Gordon on the net now. LOL
Well the sad thing about this page is that I've did every bit of the things you can do in bandytown. You gotta love it.. Theres no place like bandytown. GOD BLESS BANDYTOWN, ONE MORE TIME
Glad you're keeping up with this site! I have it bookmarked and check it out every once in a while to see what is going on in Boone County. You have more good info on your site than the Coal Valley News does!
Enjoyed the pictures very much but did not see my old homestead.
Hey, great website. Saw the sign on the way in to work at Twilight, and figured I'd check it out. Great pics.
I miss Marilyn too! I used to read that all the time I wish I knew why she quit writing but I have no idea. Anyways, love the site Bandytown should be proud. God Bless Bandytown .
You forgot B-Town is on the outskirts of Wharton. So we need a Wharton site! GO WHARTON TIGERS!!!!!!!
Great site and awesome pictures makes ya miss the place a lot more than ya ever thought keep up the awesome work...
I couldn't believe my eyes, as I was traveling up to my Dad's in Robin Hood. A web site...very cool! It brought back a lot of memories. Thanks to whomever is doing this...great job! Liz
Bandytown is cool yall I like the site! Keep up the good work
Boone Co. By God
I love this page! This is about the coolest one I've been to besides jennifer gibsons! Hey! do you remember me, I was one grade ahead of you! I am married to phillip campbell and have a baby now that is 7 mos old! I live above your brother and wife.I watched you help them move!
great job! Bandytown is a great place to live. Thanks for including our song which John was inspired to write as he remembered the church as he was growing up. We're still praying for "good ole Bandytown".
Great Job ! Love you guys.....B*town is the best....but could you tell me sumthin who is the bandytown bandit?? I have wondered about that sooo much its driving me crazy.
I just spent 2 hours on this site, I loved every minute of it!! This is GREAT. I learned a lot about Bandytown I never knew. Keep up the good work.
Wow...what a great site I was blown away. You really can't go wrong on here. It has the perfect combination of things: great music, funny sayings, beautiful photos, latest news, and even a little "inside" look at Bandytown. This place is actually very educational. I mean I learned all about a wet banana, papples, and even a suspicious train. I hope to make a trip to Bandytown someday, but I can't stay very long or I will never want to leave. lol I had to force myself off of this site I have been on here a long time and I am still not done looking. I will have to look more later who knows I may learn something else. This page was added to my favorites so I can keep up with the latest. Great Job and G.B.B.!
great job I'm so happy we put Bandytown on the map!!!!!! I live across d.r. and get the most excitement of all!!!!I love bandy town it's a great place to live and vhs is the best school ever. I'm glad to know that all the memories and every fun thing we do is on a cool website p.s. thanks Britney Spears for wanting to be a Bandytown bandit!!!!!
Great site. I was feeling homesick for Boone County and this has really helped. Visited Bandytown and family there with my dad Ralph Jarrell when I was a child.
I really enjoy the Bandytown site. It gives me great pleasure to find that Bandytown and it's residents (current and former) hold a special place in many peoples hearts as well as my own. I think of my childhood in Bandytown on a daily basis. I have come to the conclusion that Bandytown is a magical place that all children should have an opportunity to play. Bandytown is only a real town but for me a state of mind. Please keep up the good work.
pictures are pretty but this is a funny site!!!!!
We think this is a very nice website. Maybe someone could start a website for Twilight and Robinhood.
I like the site. I found it in our coal valley news that we get every week. thank you marie
I enjoyed the web site tremendously. I grew up in Bandytown back in the 50's and 60's long before street names were assigned. I lived with my parents (Ralph and Gertrude Keeney) and sister Donna Jean and brother Dempsey and grandma and step-grandfather Lona and Harrison Harper and went to Bandytown school in the first grade. Mrs. "Dot" Bohannan (sp) was my first teacher and my first girl friend at 6 years old was Elena Long, I am not sure of how her name was spelled but recall her Dad's name was Fred and they lived on the right side of the road going towards Twilight. I was also told that her mother helped my mother with my delivery since I was born at home in Bandytown. I was born in "as we called it" the old Mason Baire home which sat immediately to the right of the Bandytown Freewill Baptist church. I was born there in June of 1945. I have many good memories of growing up there and the wonderful people. I could go on for hours. I recall running around with my best friend Edmond Hunt (lost track of ol' Ed) but remember his family well. His mother Ines and sisters Betty, Ernestine and Marsha. They were great people who treated me well. I also remember some of the stores, for example, Les Bohanan's store where we caught the school bus, Jack Harpers store and Homer Jarrell's store as well. I remember things like getting my hair cut by Clayton Blankenship, the day they had Lorrin Jarrell's son's funeral who was killed in Korea. It's amazing how the mind will let us recall. I visit my father who lives in Uneeda every month or so. During my last visit, I met a young lady that used to be my neighbor back in the early 50's, her name was Kathleen Davis and also saw her mother in the hospital as well. I retired from Caterpillar after 38 years and moved back to Ohio to be near our family. We have one son and will become grandparents for the first time in May, 2005 Again, I enjoy your web site and thanks a million. Roger Keeney
Laura Sue sent us a Christmas card and told us to look up the website. What a great job guys! It was good to see pictures of the beautiful mountains and to read your local news. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas pictures and hope to see the family at Christmas, it's been awhile
Wow. Great site. Unfortunately, I will have to print out every page of it to show my grandmother, Hazel Blankenship, since a computer will probably never be in her house! I really appreciate seeing all of the pictures, it really brought back some memories. I was up there for Clayton's funeral earlier this year and really enjoyed being back in Bandytown. My family will be there Dec 17-19th 2004 spending Christmas with Hazel. Looking forward to it! It probably is too cold to do a wet banana, but maybe next time!
Can anyone tell me when the road between Bandytown and Twilight was paved. I can remember when the state used to spray oil on the dirt road to keep the dust down. The paved surface ended just above Blankenship's barber shop. Just a little trivia for fellow Bandytown friends.
I grew up at Hewett, which is in Boone County. Maiden name is Nichols. I find the pictures very interesting and some are really pretty. Never heard of Bandytown before now. Sounds like a nice place to be. Thanks for sharing.
WOW I LOVE THIS WEB SITE. KEEP IT GOING. LOL MERRY CHRISTMAS. HAPPY NEW YEAR. LOVE BANDYTOWN.
Merry Christmas to all my Friends & Relations in "Gods Country" Good Old Bandytown, WVa. Love Love Love this Web Site!!!
My son, Greg Bratton, was visiting with his grandmother, Hazel Blankenship, over the weekend of December 17th-19th. As my husband and I were celebrating our Christmas with he and his family today, Greg told me all about this wonderful website. So here on Christmas Eve, I'm looking at Bandytown on the web! I grew in Van, graduated in 1977, and had spent many days in Bandytown with my first sweetheart, Danny. My love and affection for his family remained and although I now live almost 600 miles away, I have attempted to visit with the Blankenships every opportunity. My recent visit was with much sadness as I came "home" when Clayton went home to heaven. Although I love where I live in Savannah, the beautiful pictures of the mountains in Autumn certainly made me nostalgic and homesick. Many compliments to the owner and author of this site. I suspect you have a future in computers some day!
My aunt, Tammy Estrada (who last signed your guest book) referred me to this site. I absolutely can not believe Bandytown is on the web. Cheers to whomever is responsible for this marvel. At any rate, I haven't been to Bandytown in a few years, but it seems like not much has changed - it's good to see you guys have your street signs back though. I really thought Laura and her hoodlum friends had stolen them all :) Keep up the good work guys and I look forward to hearing Sue Baire's "God Bless Bandytown" on the weekly top forty...
Well I have seen this web site and im very impressed you sure do know how to have fun. I know alot of the people in these pictures and you truly are all great people. You may have a small town but alot of love comes from there. Great work on the web site and Keep having fun......:)
Folks, Great website. Read about it in the CVN and just wanted to say, "keep up the good work" and just wish that all of the communities in Boone County would do the same thing. Good luck and keep up the good work. John F. Dingess 112 Redondo Court Marina, CA 93933 Van High School, class of 57.