Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rocky Mount Farmers Market – A Great Destination – Sharing A Sweet Potato Recipe With You – Enjoy!

Market Location 1006 Peachtree St. Rocky Mount, NC  Honey Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 2 tablespoons honey – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 1 teaspoon cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Honoring the leadership that looked after the June German – Part 5

Honoring the past is one of the blogs objectives. We repeat and remember the important names embedded in the history of Rocky Mount. It made me smile when I found the clipping in Marion Stinson Herring’s scrapbook naming the Presidents … Continue reading

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Memorabilia -Marian Herring’s June German History Scrapbook – Part 4

Click on images to Enlarge – Keep clicking to further enlarge    Norman Gold’s 1934 letter to the Carolina Cotillion Club membership informing them of the band arrangements and their assessment fee of $2.50 for the dance. This letter suggests … Continue reading

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The Great Music of the “Colored June German” – Part 3

1945 advertisement for the African American June German-Image Rocky Mount Telegram Shall we dance? For a small town, known for tobacco, cotton, and lumber mills, the dances began as a celebration of the tobacco crop that sustained the community and … Continue reading

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You Are Invited – June German Dance Ends At 5:00 AM – Part 2

 Left to Right: Joe Williams, Carolyn Harris Webb (now of Wilson) Dr. Ben Gold,          Cora Lee  Gold, Carolyn Longwell, Doug Longwell  – 1956 (Don’t miss the cigarette in dashing Mr. Williams and Mr. Longwell’s hands.) Photograph … Continue reading

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You Are Invited – June German Dance Memories – Part 1

The month of June is upon us. I invite you to remember a special time that was the highlight of the Rocky Mount’s social calendar. Consider this your personal invitation, which you must have, to dance the night away at … Continue reading

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