Byline: By ROBERT BITZER

Times past: My parents’ icebox

9/13/21

Many years ago in the 1930s and ’40s, many families did not have refrigerators or freezers. My parents were one of those families.To keep food from...

Times past: My parents’ player piano

9/5/21

Back in the 1920s, my parents bought themselves a player piano. The maker was possibly Kimball and Campbell.Whenever there was a family gathering...

Over the last several years I have written stories about the different kinds of stores that Greenfield had to offer to its residents.Two of them...

My Turn: To all graduates

5/27/21

It is that time of the year once again.Congratulations to all of you whether you are graduating from sixth grade, high school, charter school...

Remembering Greenfield’s shoestores

2/15/21

This is a topic I don’t think I have ever written about — shoestores from the past — and I have written extensively about stores and businesses...

Years ago, there was more of a demand for flowers to be displayed at local events such as funerals, weddings and birthdays than there is today...

Lately, I have been thinking about what Greenfield had in the way of restaurants and luncheonettes decades ago. Presently, Hope and Olive on Hope...

Remembering Greenfield’s clothing stores

12/28/20

Years ago, Greenfield was fortunate enough to have many women’s and men’s clothing stores.Starting from the the east end of Main Street, in the...

My Turn: Remembering Christmases past

12/15/20

At this time of the year, I try to remember some of the Christmases that I had during the early years of my life. My father always wanted us to...

Remembering Easter holiday traditions

4/10/20

During the very early years of my life, I lived on Meridian Street in Greenfield. One interesting fact about that street is there was a marker at...

Older car dealerships in Greenfield

3/30/20

I’m testing my memory once again since these car dealerships I’ve recorded on these pages did business many years ago. The first one I recall was...

Barbershops of yesterday

3/23/20

When I was growing up, I recall that the first barbershop I went to as a child was located on the west side of Bank Row in Greenfield. It was...

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