I was born in 1939 in Newark and I lived
there till i was 17 years old.
My house was located by Mulberry St., in back of PS&G. I attended
St. Johns Catholic church on Mulberry St. When the Church had a
car raffle a few neighborhood kids and myself would go to the Rectory
a week before the drawing and there we would fold the sold chances
and put them in the drum. We spent hours there folding chances and
we got sore fingers from it. On the day of the drawing, it was held
in the Robert Treat Hotel, we went there to see the beautiful hotel,
ice sculptures and listen to the music. Us kids could not stay till
it was over, but we sure enjoyed all the festivities.
I also remember Sam Katzins on Mulberry St. They had the biggest
pair of bib dungarees i ever saw hanging outside the store blowing
in the breeze. They stayed there even through bad weather. Then
there was the part of Mulberry St where we food shopped. The fresh
killed chicken market and the horse meat store. Jake's Grocery Store
was where we bought groceries. Then next door was a large peanut
roasting machine that kept the peanuts hot & delicious. The
Fruit & Vegetable stands. The Meat market where the butchers
would cut the meats any way you wanted. A little soda stand on the
corner that sold news papers, books, cigarettes, cigars,& a
soda cooler that had ice mixed with soda bottles to keep them cold.
The Chinese restaurants were on Mulberry St across from Market
That was a real treat to eat there.
Up Market St was Grant Lunch. It was opened at the sidewalk side
so people could buy hot dogs & sodas. Inside was hot corned
beef and pastrami sandwiches. They had other things on their menu
but I only remember my favorite foods. My Father worked there for
Dad came to Newark from Pennsylvania and said he would take the
job in Grant Lunch temporary till he found another job. lol He never
looked for another, just retired at Grant Lunch!
Gosh I am rambling on & on. I think i will send this off to
you now. If you would like more memories I sure have a lot to offer.