Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Monday, April 12, 2010

Blue Monday...The Heaven Theater

It is Blue Monday over at Sally's house. Well maybe not blue times, but time for some great blue items...Please visit Smiling Sally by clicking here.....
The front of the building
Our beloved Neon Sign, so glad it is still there...
On the left of the show was a Jewelery store it, was in Business for over 60 yrs, I went to school with the owner's Son..if you bought Jewelery in Brookhaven, you bought it there. Mr. Gene was in a wheel chair and when he was unable to operate it any longer it closed it's door. I think in the 70s, it was a Merle Norman's Make up store for awhile. Then a Singer Sewing Machine Store, now it sits empty like so many stores in Small town USA. On the right side was TJ Maxwell's Shoe Store can't remember when it wasn't there, until the old man died and his Son wanted no part of it. It too closed in the 80s, I believe. Several businesses have been in and out of it..nothing there right now.
I really like that they used the same glass blocks that where there to start with. I have bought so many tickets from that window..
The same doors I walked in and out of, for years...Dean and I often stood at the little window on the left and watched Mr Gene work on Jewelery and daydream about owning the beautiful never out grow her love for Jewelry, but I did.
OK, now to be honest, I didn't take this last picture it was on a Brookhaven Website, but I loved the look of the sign at night.


  1. Molly, I pray God will hold you a little closer today, and bless you with good news.

    I enjoyed reading about and seeing your pictures of The Haven. I'm so glad "they" didn't put a new front on it ... that neon sign is absolutely priceless.

    I'll be anxious to hear how things go today. Keep us posted.

  2. Molly, My prayers are with you and I know things will work out. Thanks for taking me to Brookhaven, I always forget you live near my daughter in Summit.

  3. Molly,

    I only know from the other comments, but whatever is your prayer today, is mine, as well.

    And it was a joy to see your pictures of The Haven---ours was just called The Theater, and many a Saturday was spent exactly as yours. I can imagine us both, two little girls in the dim excitement of all the cowboy action and all the extras, with that tiny bag of popcorn rustling in our hands.

    I'm so glad that your theater was preserved so beautifully---ours has been gone for decades, but the memories linger.


  4. My prayers are with you today. Love the way you all stood together and saved the marque. Landmarks are important to leave for our grandchildren.

  5. I love the looks of the old theaters - they sure don't make em like that anymore! What a fun step back in time!

  6. Hope the test comes out okay, Molly. But I hope they find what is making you puny, have done so wonderfully on your diet and I'd love to see you get all your health back.

    The Heaven theater sure does look like a little slice of Heaven!

  7. I will pray that your visit will produce good results today, Molly.

    My husband has actually laid glass blocks in our former home. I love them too.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  8. Great memories. What a neat thing to have done on Saturdays too!

  9. Hi Molly,

    I'm saying a prayer for you too. Do let us know what happened with the test.

    Great memories.

  10. That's a great old theater. I'm saying a little prayer right now for you...

  11. Trust all goes well with your husband. I loved seeing the sights of a small town. I love going to them and just walk the streets and reax.

  12. I'm doing back tracking, so you are well over this appointment. I pray it all went well for you. We have an old Fox Theater that we went through a lot of stuff just like this a few years ago. It is so nice when the old places can be saved and refurbished!


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