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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/27/2018 :  09:37:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OMG amazing transformation with the strip wood.


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Carl B
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Posted - 11/27/2018 :  1:19:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
VERY nice!


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Bob, what ever you say'. But Pete, and I are going to need candy, soda, buts, and magazines.... PS:Oh, don't forget at least a radio playing swing time, with Martin Block', in "The Make Believe Ball Room". Circa 1940s


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Terrell
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A nice cold Cherry Smash from the soda fountain sure would be nice right now.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/28/2018 :  07:44:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like a weighty shipment has arrived and heís trying to figure out how to get it inside.

Very nice.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  06:11:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, always like to read your comments. Pete and Ted paint a picture of a
wonderful time, I'm happy to have lived through it. However, I think we are slipping
into the late 40's and 50's, after WW II rather than before it. Keep this in mind, I am modeling the late 30's, early
40's, the fall of 1941 to be exact. Remember we were just getting out of the Great
Depression and things were still tight.

The drugstore I am trying to portray is not a big city establishment, the one I remember
was small (a few people in there would be a crowd) and the druggist, Mr. Duggan if I
remember correctly, did EVERYTHING. He was the druggist, sometimes the doctor (you told
him your symptoms and he came up with the medication, no prescription). He was also the
soda jerk, the floor salesman, the stock boy, the janitor, and in many cases the
postmaster. If it got really busy he had a doorbell type system where he pressed a
button and it rang upstairs. His wife would stop what she was doing and come down to help
out. He had no other employees. He lived his drugstore business and if you needed
medication during the night you could call him and he would open up just for you.

The other thing you have to understand is that while there were some bigger stores in
the business district of my home town you usually only went "down town" for something
special. The rest of the city was composed of neighborhoods where you could get most of
what you needed, like a small town in itself. The local grocery store was run by a father
and son, no employees, the fish and chip store by man and wife, no employees, the gas
station by father and son, no employees, and so forth down the line.

This is not a complaint, I loved every minute of it.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  06:19:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, HAHAHAHAHAHA

I was not looking at the photo when I read your post. Took a while for me to figure it out.

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Bob, from birth to age 7 we lived on the border of Paterson, NJ (city) and Prospect Park, NJ (Dutch community). Your description of life in the neighborhood of the little drug store brought back memories. We went 'downtown' for Christmas Shopping, Back-to-School shopping, and maybe to the Millinery Shop for new Easter hats for my mother and sister. Other than that it was the local candy store, the corner grocery store, etc. It seemed that there was some "Mom & Pop" store on every other street corner.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  08:03:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This such a nice looking build.

And I loved your story! Brings back memories of times that were different!


Jerry

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Orionvp17
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Bob,

Love the description, and I hear it loud and clear. Even in the early fifties in my little village outside Boston that description holds. Drug store on the corner, the little market where Mrs. Tivnan held forth and would grab the Rice Krispies from the top shelf with a grabber on a pole, and the the little news agency next door where one bought not only the paper(s) but also tobacco, cigarettes and candy. Interesting smells from that place....

One went to the Dentist in Framingham, where it was possible to see the Lakeshore Limited or the New England States roll through in a hail of stainless steel and flying dust, headed all the way to Chicago, which might as well have been on another planet.

It was a great time to be a little kid. And time warp or not, you've nailed it.

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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  10:27:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bruce, Jerry, and Pete, you guys are pulling at my heart strings, I can hear the song
"Those Were the Days My Friend" softly in my ears.

Here's the candy case but I think when I fill it it will be candy on the top shelf and something else
on the bottom shelf.






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Ensign
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Bob, it's a good thing that this is a candy case, because it already looks sweet.
Can't wait to see what goes in it, and on top of it.
I'm certain my nose print will be left on the glass when it's full.

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quartergauger48
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Bob', Mr. Duggan looks ready to serve his neighbors. Your reminiscence also takes me back to Brooklyn, NY, in 1950s. Sam and his brother ran the Jewish grocery on the corner of Scoll St and Flatbush ave. Next to them was the Spanish store. at he other corner was the clothing store. In the middle was the shoe maker. Across the street was the cleaners, barber shop, and ladies apparel. Down at the other intersection was the druggist, school, church; and Italian restaurant. So, two blocks in either direction, and you had anything you needed to sustain life. The best part I remember was on Sunday mornings, after church, being sent to Sam's with just one Dollar, and returning with 6 hard rolls, a stick of butter, and 2 packs of camels for my father'...


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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  05:39:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg, that will have to wait just a while until I get more "furniture" done, then I can work on
all the small stuff together.

Ted, we all have some memories but that is not Mr.Duggan, it is a stand-in for Mr.Alessi.

WE all have such good old memories, Ted, but prices have gone up a little, haven't they.

Bob


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