Times past: My parents’ icebox


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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