Pet Shops

by Jule Spohn


How many remember the pet shops in their neighborhood - where you bought your turtles, little yellow Easter chicks, rabbits, WHITE MICE, gold fish, parakeets, and canaries?

I had totally forgotten about the one on South Orange Avenue between 12th Street and Ashland Street. It was between Terry's Sweet Shoppe and the Strand Movie Theater until Frankie had reminded me about it and the fact that he had bought a white mouse there. I can now remember that I pleaded and begged my mother to let my also buy a white mouse from there but there was no way she'd let me get it. This was back in the 40's or early 50's.


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