Central Ward

by Sharon Y Ragins

Ralph and Lucy's! The best Italian hotdogs around. We all tried to be the first to get their so that we could get seats. That tiny store was always packed. If you didn't have lunch money that day Ralph would give you credit. Ralph would always be in front of the window frying those fantastic potatoes, onions and green peppers, and the music would be blasting once the gang got there. Ralph also made the best turkey and cheese subs in the world. I often wonder what became of them. They were good people.

I remember when we all went on strike at Central High. We would go to the auditorium every morning just to sign our names and then leave. We were striking because we (the girls) wanted to wear pants to school, and we won. I know I sound like our parents when I say that "It seems like only yesterday...."



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