Post by jinglebells on Nov 15, 2009 16:03:53 GMT -5
It must have been in the 1930's that the Inn was open. I remember my grandfather always kidding the tellers at the Peoples Bank on Main St,(the only Peoples Bank at that time.) He delighted in teasing them and telling them that he saw them at the Dipsy Doodle last night. He never went there nor did he see them. He just wanted to tease them about it. It must have been a very popular place. The Grant Combs family owned all that land and still do as well as I remember. Elizabeth S. Duncan
My names is Jimmy Bryant, and I remember the Dipsey Doodle located between Hazard and Lothair. I was never inside the Dipsey Doodle, because it was a tavern, and I wasn't old enough to indulge in alcoholic drinks. I am a freelance writer, and I liked the name Dipsey Doodle so much I gave that name to a charcter in one of my books, Goosebumps Village. I have 33 published books. I lived in Hazard in the forties and fifties. I graduated from HHS in 1954.
I remember the Dipsey Doodle. About three of four of us guys from the old combs high school; who took a day off from school, went to the dipsey doodle just to see what it looked like inside. What a surprise we got when a deputy sheriff walked in. Scared the hell out of us. We were all under age. The deputy look over us. Walked over give us one of his meanest looks and said "you boys better get your A---s back to Combs High School before I run all in. We made it for the door. Loaded into my ford pickup and got our A--s out of town. As a matter a fact I got a speeding ticket on the by pass. This got me in trouble at home.
Not as many times as one would think. The Dipsy Doodle was up on a high foundation, and then too, it was on the upper side of the road. Water would cross the road and maybe get under the place, but rarely got inside.
was it in that little building that has been empty for many years around the curve where you can look across the river and see woodland park ? i always wondered what all that little building used to be used for .