Where are you going?
"Nowhere," I would answer.
By Howard Taylor for
Melvin H., Louise, Red
(Melvin) and Me
Our dad died in 1990.
Our mom died in 2001. Red died in 2010, That leaves me to carry on a
semblance of the tradition.
was a retired Army veteran, and I am a semi-retired teacher, and earned
a bachelors and master's degree at Eastern Illinois University. I
have had over 40 years of teaching, including teaching at Lake Land
College in Mattoon, Illinois.
Red was Eastern Illinois University graduate in Sociology from
EIU, as well. and lived in Lansing, Kansas.
A Photo of
some of the former members of the Rhythm's Children in a new group:
from left-- unknown (to me), Marc Nale, Gary Tate (rear), Eddie Pearcy
and Jim Hite. Red was now on his way to the Marines. The Nowhere
was re-opened and renamed Nowhere-Unlimited. It would sell and become
Ted's Warehouse (bar and music).
update. On Facebook this week (January 30, 2018) I found out which
of the teens at Nowhere won the contest on naming the teen club
"Nowhere." Kay Kelly said that when the call for a name was
announced she thought "...if your parents asked where you were, you
could just say "Nowhere." She said she got free admission to
dances for winning that contest. A new 7up lighted sign with
Nowhere on it was ordered from Hendrix Bottling at Mattoon. That
is a bit of fun information. Kay says she and former Rhythm's Children
member now share two grown children.
Information about Louise Taylor, visit the link on Coles County News
GATHERERS AND THE REPORTING
Nowhere Hits the News, September 24,
Update October 30,
2007:Nowhere Gone Forever!
Dave Fopay, Reporter for
the JG-TC newspaper of Charleston and Mattoon, Illinois put Howard
Taylor and the old Nowhere Building on the Sunday front page.
It was part of the Sunday Drive Section:
See pictures of us from the
old days later in this website
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