As I read many of the articles included
in all areas of the OLDNEWARK site, each item stirs up another memory
of mine. These items that I am presenting ,are random ,some repeated
and may be " chronologically challenged ", but they keep
1920s, parents had a candy store at Broome and Montgomery Streets,
cigarettes, .10 a pack or penny each... most candies, a penny...
Charlotte Ruses and Halvah were sold ONLY in the winter, displayed
on counter (no A/C). "Chances " cost a penny, if you happen
to pick one with a "pink center " you won a nickel bar...That
's when kids stopped biting their nails, so they could cheat and
"dig in" with longer nails and peek and find a "
pink winner ".
This, while my father was busy selling a .02¢ or .03¢
NY Daily News, NY Graphic, NY Telegram, Newark Star Eagle, Zeitung,
Forward, afternoon Newark News and on Sunday ,the Call, plus some,
long forgotten. Also on the "menu" .05¢ Coca Cola
and .10 ¢ malteds, and "two cents plain" (seltzer).
7UP was introduced, I believe, to COMPETE with the standard 6 ounce
Coke, and .02¢ Hooton to "beat the .01¢ Hershey...
YEARS AND YEARS LATER I realized that when those TIFFANY shades
were taken down and lighting "modernized " we were giving
up a monumental treasure, as were the "wire type" chairs
and especially later the Baseball cards and Comic books, those comic
book heroes were WW1 pilots and Aircraft. (What would that bring
at auction?) WOW! all that we did NOT save. Another decade to follow
as we gather our thoughts. Reaction or comments are welcomed