QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:
HI TOM.....1948 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR. WE DROVE OUT TO INDIANAPOLIS TO WATCH MY BROTHER "CHUCK" PLAY IN THE AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES WITH THE SCHROTHS. HE HELPED BY STEALING HOME IN THE VERY FIRST INNING. THAT SECTION OF SO. BROAD ST. IS WHERE SOME FURRIERS WERE AND I ALWAYS PROMISED MY WIFE A FUR. AFTEWR MANY YEARS I FINALLY GOT HER ONE AND SHE WAS OVERJOYED. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. REGARDS.
Marsh's Singer Sewing Center is at the left. Later, the site became mostly a Hobby Shop that kids (like me) from Junior Four became addicted to.That may be Mr. Marsh himself on the ladder himself painting the building facade.Albert Korona Furs is just down the street.The white building after the Philco Radio store (not many TVs in '48) was a luncheonette whose specialty was soups.The Pierce Van Line was housed on the even side of the 700 block on S. Clinton, in the big tall building that was built in the 1890s.Across the street from Marsh's is the old Len Frost Bar and Grill - another neighborhood landmark,After these years, what you prtray in the image is exactly how I remember the steet.
ONE MORE THING ABOUT SOUTH BROAD STREET, DELIVERING MAIL DURING THAT PERIOD WAS GREAT. THEY GOT 3 DELIVERIES A DAY AND IT SEEMS WE LETTER CARRIERS WERE ALWAYS IN A HURRY TO COMPLETE THE ROUTES. THE MEMORIES ARE SOMETHING I'LL FOREVER CHERISH, BEST WISHES.
I guess that's Korona Furs in the foreground. I bought my first MG Midget for a whopping $250 from Larry, who was a classmate of mine at TCHS. It seems one of the boys rolled the car and dad wanted it gone. Despite the roll, one windshield brace and a battery, it was good a new, despite the reputation MG's were simple and reliable; easy to work on. Pleasant memories of teaching my wife to drive "stick" on that car that we spent a few happy summers top down in. In snow? Almost aa fun as a snowmobile too! Thank you Larry, the best $250 I ever spent.Ed Millerick
Post a Comment