Don's Record Shoppe
By Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961
This building was formerly Don's Record Shoppe
The shop was first Sammy's Record Shoppe (Sammy David's) and was located on Union Street next
to Lowe's Printing Shop where Mother kept it until after I left Minden in 1961. It had two BIG front
windows and had listening rooms, something of a recording studio and a big open area in the back. Kids
used to dance back there sometimes. I have wonderful memories of the shop in that location. For the
first 3 years I remember working there during the Christmas holidays with help from James (whom I had
just recently met), Jeff Tucker, Billy Fuller, David Bailey and Vern Stoneciper, among others. It was frequented
by the local DJs, including Pat Connell, another local (Dubberly) boy. When I read of the death of Joe Langley
recently, I remembered when he or he and Jack Voohries used to come in and there were more good memories created.
I wish I could have talked to Joe again.
walkway from Mr. Russell's diner on Main Street. I wish I could remember the name of the diner.
but Mother's shop wasn't in that location for very long. Mother loved her business and her customers and held onto it too long,
until she had to sell out when Wal-Mart just took over that type business, as it did many others of different types. I think
Mother sold it and retired in about 1975 but I'm not at all sure of that date.
for James' 50th high school reunion. I'm enclosing two pictures. The building belonged to Mrs. Craton, I'm pretty sure, but I'm not
sure of the spelling of the name. I've always assumed that was Rachel CRATON Bloxom's mother or other relative but not at all
sure of that. I never thought to ask Rachel or Don.
Trystan, James and Linda Holt Moorehead taken when
they were in Minden for his 50th high school reunion in 2006.