Visitors Nostalgia & Memories

(Archive #11: November 1, 2004 - November 30, 2004)


There was a book about the duPont Co. published in the 60's or 70's called "Behind the Nylon Curtain". It was not a very good book. Can't remember the author. I believe it may have been a disgruntled employee. Does anyone remember it?
Pat LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 23:21:27 (EST)


Jo Ann and K. Burton of Pike Creek...the book Jo Ann probably remembers is "The duPonts of Delaware", by Robert Carr and published in 1964 by Dodd Meade. I think Moseley used quite a bit of the info in this book,in his 1980 volume. I don't have the Carr book, but I seem to remember giving a copy to my Dad for Christmas back in 1964. Neither Carr or Moseley presented a very flattering view of the family and the dynasty, as I recall.
Bob Wilson
USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 21:42:24 (EST)
Jo Ann, On the 28th of this month,I have reservation's to tour A.I.DuPont Nemour's Estate. I will have to check out the gates.After the first of the year the Estate will close for renevations. It will be closed for 2 years. I have been there before,but not for the Christmas tour.This should be quite nice.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 20:20:49 (EST)
California Fruit Market, 4th & King Streets was owned by my two uncles, Sam & Mike Cutrona and my father Johnny Cutrona. In the early 60's, my father operated the store which was famous for its hot peanuts. Several pictures were taken of my father & a painting of him & the corner was done by a local painter.
Lyn (Cutrona) Forester <mtfjlf08@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 12:47:44 (EST)
Did anyone else know this? I didn't: The U.S. Interstate Highway System requires that 1 mile in every 5 must be straight? As these sections can be used as airstrips in time of war or other emergencies.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 11:45:33 (EST)
Does anbody remember : Swinger's Market - 10th & Wilson Gus's Sub Shop - 9th & French
Steve Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie, Md USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 11:07:51 (EST)
JOHN ARMSTRONG: I got MY first bike there as well. A red Schwin! It was just after WW2, I was 12 years old. Can you imagine a kid today getting a first bike at that age? My g'sons were riding two-wheelers without training wheels at age 4. Okay, so now y'all know I'm not really Nicole Kidman incognito...sigh.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 10:54:23 (EST)
BOB!! Thanks so much! Yes,that's what they were called! However, the book I read was dfinitely published around 1965 and the title was: The duPonts of Delaware. But thanks you soooooo much for finding the reference to the gates for me. It's been driving me crazy that I couldn't find anything online about those gates. I should have looked at some of the more recent writings re: THE Family. We can't be a Delaware native and not be interested in the duPonts. After all, at one time, they were our "Claim to Fame". Thanks again.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 10:42:21 (EST)
I remember the Dunbar Bicycle Shop in the 800 blk French St. , Where I grew up. I recently had a chance to see Mr Dunbar before he passed away . His son has the business, that has moved up on Philadelphia Pike. Got my first bike, a red Schwinn from there.
John Armstrong <john.armstrong@state.de.us>
Wilmington, DE USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 10:33:57 (EST)
Jo Ann of Pike Creek: could you be referring to "Blood Relations...The Rise and Fall of the du Ponts of Delaware", by Leonard Mosely (Atheneum, New York, 1980)? I have the book. On page 355, I quote, "...One pair, known as 'Kate's Gates', had been made for Catherine II of Russia by the French ironworker Tijon...". You could look it up.
Bob Wilson <wilso127@yahoo.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 08:33:45 (EST)
Question: Does anyone remember reading a book called: The duPonts of Delaware? I read it in the 60s, and somewhere in my mind (duh) I recall it saying that when A.I. duPont built his Nemours Estate that the front gates were bought from the Palace of Catherine the Great. Can anyone document that, without me asking the library to find me a copy of the book?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 00:12:30 (EST)
CAB CALLOWAY: Bill, several years ago I had the privelige of sitting down three times a week and talking with Cab and his lovely daughter Cabella. He lived in Wilmington until he died. circa 1994 following a stroke.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 23:00:52 (EST)
JoAnne: I didn't know about the renaming of WHS... Cab Calloway, eh? Heigh-de-ho! Didn't he live in Hockessin? I'm a big-time jazz fan (born on the same day as Clifford Brown, and played a set with Lem Winchester waay back when), but had forgotten about Cab being from Wilmington.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 21:02:53 (EST)
Frank M. Gocal Prescription Pharmacy N.E. Cor. Beech and Harrison Sts. Wilmington, Delaware
mary k. johnson <marykanickij@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 19:05:16 (EST)
No Greek restaurants left in WIlmington. However, Cosmos on Maryland Avenue and Kozy Korner on Union Street have Greek specials. Pat's Pizza and Seasons Pizza also have Greek specialties like salad and gyro. But it's not like the restaurants. Other than that, Philly and Baltimore. Or wait for the Greek Festival in June. All the Wilmington Greeks have "grown up" to become doctors, lawyers, and the like. Or "lowly" radio advertising guys, like me.
Mike Klezaras
USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 17:10:37 (EST)
BILL: The saddest of all is: the NAME: "Wilmington High School", is no more! (sob) The school was renamed, The Cab Calloway School of the Performing Arts. You have to qualify to be accepted. Cab's daughter still lives in DE.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 16:42:13 (EST)
Can't wait to see the updates and new additons, Harry! It will be like the anticipation of Christmas morn as we squirm, awaiting the site to reopen! Thanks always for all of your hard work on this site, we all do appreciate it very much!! :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 15:02:46 (EST)
Marge: Re high schools being turned into elementary schools- it seems to be the trend around Wilmington in the past few years. Mt. Pleasant H. S. on Duncan Rd. in Bellefonte is now an elementary school, as is P. S. duPont H. S., and I believe Alexis I. duPont H. S. as well... anyone know of any others?
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 13:30:46 (EST)
Broderick - 11/25 Herbie was the man saying " Paper Paper" He died and they found thousands of dollars on him and under his mattress.
Stephen Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , MD USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 12:54:17 (EST)
Our site will be closed for a WHOLE week! waaaaaaa. What'll we do, without you, Harry?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 12:51:31 (EST)
JIM: I remember her doing that. Do you remember that the grill was in the front window? And as kids, we weren't allowed inside because it was a bar and you had to be 21? We used to knock on the window and point to the dogs and hold up our fingers for how many we wanted and she'd hand them outside to us. I was never once inside the Deer Head, but to afford a 'dog' after a Saturday matinee was really living!
Jo Ann <crossan@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 11:11:34 (EST)
Remember Thomas F. Bayard Jr. High School? It is now an elementary school.
Marge (Mansell) Carlisle <ecfixit@aol.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 10:45:38 (EST)
Speaking of Drug Stores, did anyone out there go to Whelans,after school? It was a nice stopping off place,for ST.E's ,Sallies,and W.H.S. kids.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 10:02:23 (EST)
Talk about changes in the way food is served now versus then! Remember the "large" woman who used to pat her chest with baby powder, using a big, dry powderpuff, and then turn and prepare a few dogs for you at Deer Head?? You can polute our rivers and make too much airplane noise in Brandywine Hundred but I don't think that she would get away with that powdering routine today! The dogs were somehow delicious anyway.
jim rambo <jrambo@state.de.us>
wilmington, de USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 19:22:07 (EST)
JEAN: Yes! The Kozy Korner! Cherry coke and fries after school, on the way home from Wilmington High. We'd all pitch-in what money we had and share the fries. Thanks for the info.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 18:38:03 (EST)
Kozy Korner on union st has good greek food, we go for breakfast which is always voted the BEST in town, it mostly serves breakfast and lunch butdoes have greek food on the menue---remember the old kozy korner down town?? this is the same one
Jean
USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 17:39:29 (EST)
BRODRICK: Although I bet you're called Rick? Please, don't tell me after all those years with food prep, that you wound up as a CPA or something worse..ha ha? C'mon home, buddy, we'll buy you a Deerhead hot dog and take you on a tour of the Old Neighborhoods.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 01:12:07 (EST)
MIKE: I only knew of Deerhead hot dogs at The Cannery. Thanks for the tip on the Maryland Ave location. I see by your last name that you're probably Greek? Are there ANY restauants left in the Wilmington area that serve Greek foods, or do we have to go to South Street in Philly? Anyone tired of turkey and want to meet for a 'dog' let me know.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 00:13:48 (EST)
Deerhead Hot Dogs: http://www.hollyeats.com/Deerhead.htm
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 19:17:08 (EST)
Broderick, The bus center at 2nd & French was THE Wilmington bus stop (other than Clemente's on du Pont Highway - largest bus stop in the nation, it's sign used to say) for all of the interstate bus lines: Greyhound, Trailways, charters, and the local buses, too, stopped there, including Delaware Coach, and, I think, Red Arrow and Shortline. The luncheonette was an adjunct to the bus station. Next to Lehmann's was a minature golf course, and, on the way out of town on the Gov. Printz, to get to Lehmann's, you passed the DanDee, the B&G (Blood & Guts), Jann's Steak House, Howard Johnson's, and - later - Kelly's 15 cent hamburgs. So, Lehmann's wasn't all that far from civilization :)
Bruce <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, USA - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 11:43:59 (EST)

DEERHEAD HOT DOGS: The Old Deerhead Bar has been long gone from Shipley Street, an I think the recipe was a well-kept secret. However, there is a place that still sells them, I've eaten them there, they taste the same as the ones I remember as a kid. It's a small Deli, but it's packed everyday at lunchtime. I'm clueless as to whether you can buy the sauce. I didn't see a website, but if you're desperate, give them a call at the number below; maybe they do sell the sauce, but I doubt it. Deerhead Hot Dogs 3301 Lancaster Pike # 3C Wilmington, DE 19805 Phone: 302-652-4411
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 11:18:31 (EST)

Happy Thanksgiving to all, also. Broderick.....they are Deer HEAD hotdogs, and they still exist! They have two locations that I'm aware of.....Maryland Avenue (the site of the old "second" Charcoal Pit near Richardson Park) and in The Cannery just west of WHS on Lancaster, across from Silverbrook Cemetary (I don't know when you left Delaware, but this should give you an idea where it is) The paper carrier was Herbie. He died 20+ years ago. Legend has it that a lot of money was found in his "home." There is a collectible print of him that used to be available at many Wilmington galleries....it may still be). I forgot about big nose Sammy!! My father used to have the restaurant around the corner from the Bus Depot (New Star at Front & King) until 1967. THe Wagon Wheel Bar in the Terminal Hotel and the Teamsters Union Hall were between our restaurant and the depot. Jimmy Hoffa used to eat at my father's place. As a child, my Sunday "project" was to take a quarter and walk to the depot to buy a Sunday Inquirer for my father. How was the basement at the bus depot? My father's restuarant dated back to the 1800s and the basement had a dirt floor and a stone. It was so "scary" down there that I hated it then, but I wish I could go back there now. There were stacks of old creamers and other restaurant "collectibles" that were stored down there.
Mike Klezaras
New Castle, DE USA - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 10:58:50 (EST)
I too would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and to Bruce (class of 60-61 @ Brown) what did you take up there? I'm from the class of 59 but went to the reunion of 60 as well back in 2000 at Hercules C.C. Were you there? To everyone else, let's get the economy cranked up, todays News Journal is the biggest of the year with all the ads, GO BUY AMERICAN for CHRISTMAS or your special Holiday, Wayne
Wayne <twntydasys@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 11:40:45 (EST)
Wilmington High School class of 1968. Lived in a three-story brick row house at 205 Jefferson Street most of my junior high school years. A truck hit it once and bounced off pretty totalled. The house was just dented and remained that way until they tore in down during what was called "urban renewal" in those days. After school jobs often involved indigenous food and drink. I briefly worked across the street from my home at Rose Valley bottling. REAL ginger ale. It burned your nose AND your tounge. Also worked briefly for two "Als" who ran corner stores at the end of each block. I did corner store stuff for about $5 a week. Swept. Waited customers. "Franks" on Second between Jeffereson and Madison had som really decent baby subs and cheese steaks. Cheap. Filling. I didn't work there, but he got all my corner store job money. I briefly worked at the Bus Center Luncheonette at 2nd and French (called thus cause Trailways, maybe Greyhound stopped there) after school chopping produce and preparing burger meat. In those days the servers hustled. REALLY hustled. It wasn't cool to be cool. It was a real honest too goodness diner. Beefy, juicy, burgers (I know I prepared them) buns soft as cotton with big chunks of onions and catsup. In retrospect, I worked there for a much too short period. They tried to get me to wait the counter. I was way too shy. I worked the produce and prep in the basement. I remember walking into old cold storage in the dead of summer and cooling off and for some strange reason I'll never forget celery chopping with a machine I've never seen since but was perfect for the job. I made tuna fish too. I collected and sold egg cartons to the produce stand merchants on King? French? Street? And worked there briefly filling orders wrapped in butcher paper. On weekends my dad drove us to Lehman's custard on old Gov. Printz highway. There was nothing else out there but the custard stand. To die for. Nothing like it exists. Like eating frozen, whipped bakers cream with vanilla. It's Thanksgiving and I always think of the foods I enjoyed in Wilmington but lost totally when I moved to California 25 years ago. This Thanksgiving for some reason I was feeling nostalgic about about Deerpark hot dogs of all things in downtown near the old News Journal plant on Shipley? I started my career there first worked as both an intern and full time journalist. I lived on those dogs, knew Big Nose Sammy and the guy who used to sell papers "Paper, Paper!" I can't remember his name. Norman? Was wondering if it's still around and if I can buy the recipe or a bottle of the tantalizing sauce! I'm hearing they closed, long ago probably. My palate cries. Happy Thanksgiving, Wilmingtonians. The memories are more than enough to be thankful for.
Broderick Perkins <broderickperkins@deadlinenews.com>
San Jose, CA USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 03:29:57 (EST)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO P.S. DUPONT, CLASS OF '51 - THE "OLDER" FOLKS!
Shirley Hudson Jester <ujest110@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 00:36:50 (EST)
THE CLASS OF 54 BROWN VOC HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE
DAVE CAUFFMAN <CAUFFMANDS@AOL.COM>
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 22:52:30 (EST)
Let me jump on the bandwagon here: I was in the Class of 60 and 61 at Brown Vocational, and I would like to wish EVERYONE a Happy Thanksgiving! :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 22:12:24 (EST)
Let me also add a Happy Thanksgiving to all P. S. duPont dynamiters. I'm also a class of 61 graduate
Bob Jordan <rjordan552@aol.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 19:11:00 (EST)
Happy Thanksgiving to all you P S duPont Dynamiters, I'm a class of 61 graduate.
Butch McCulley <wlmcculley@netzero.com>
Ocean Pines , MD USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 17:39:45 (EST)
Art, the corner of 11th and Bancroft pkwy is now the home of dr. offices the law firm has moved (downsized)
Jean
USA - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at 01:55:23 (EST)
NICE MAP IT BRINGS BACK OLD TIME. THIS IS A GREAT SITE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 15:35:47 (EST)
Bill, et al., the Historical Society's website was edited out of my message. I'll try it again: it is http//: www.hsd.org.
Bob
Stamford, CT USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 14:05:06 (EST)
Uhh, Bob: what was that URL again? Guess my hearing is going fast...
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 11:37:12 (EST)
I'm not necessarily "shilling" for the Historical Society of Delaware, but the Fall-Winter 2004 issue of their semiannual journal, "Delaware History", contains an illustrated article I wrote about being in Wilmington, in the Ninth Ward, in the Summer of 1950, when I was in high school. Many of the memories I have of that time, of all of Wilmington, and which I've also posted here (long after I wrote the first draft of the memoir almost 30 years ago) at OldWilmington.Net are included in the piece. For those of you who are far out of State, a copy of the book may be obtained by sending $7.50 plus $2.00 to the Historical Society of Delaware at 505 Market Street, Wilmington 19801, tel (302) 655-7161. You can also reach their website at .
Bob Wilson <wilso127@yahoo.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 08:43:09 (EST)
Long long ago I dated a guy that worked at Allied Kid. To put it politely, the memories of his day on the job lingered on.
Connie
USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 08:29:11 (EST)
The bus that ran South Harrison Street was the 3 South Harrison. I lived in the 200 block of South Harrison Street and rode this bus many times. When I was old enough to ride the bus by myself my mother use to remind me to catch the 3 South Harrison to come home. Back in the day South Harrison Street ran both ways and I would catch the bus to go into town right across the street from my house. Taking the bus home I would get off at Chestnut & So. Harrison in front of Bennie's bar. Ray, I use to go snapper hunting at the marshes also. Remember the 'A' bridge? I remember first & second pond and the lime banks. Man, I use to have a ball down the marsh. I also remember the flosting water tanks and remember watching them build I-95.
Joe <sgtpepper212@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 21:54:22 (EST)
Thanks,Larry for posting the name of the web site about Tanneries in Wilmington.I remember passing one of the tanneries every day,on my way from St. Elizabeth's High School.I rode past on the South Harrison bus. Do know which one that might have been. I remember wanting to pass by as quickly as possible,to get away from the terrible odor. It didn't seem interesting at the time,but now I am interested.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 19:30:21 (EST)
Larry, thanks for the great link to the tanneries of Wilmington! That will answer a lot of questions and help us with our memories. A wealth of information on that site. :)
Bruce
Wilmington, , USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 13:27:03 (EST)
The Rhoades Leather Factory was located between Bancroft Parkway and Grant Avenue on 11th Street. The factory building was being renovated into luxury apartments in 1978 or 1979 (I was in high school at the time) when a spark from a workman's torch set off a horrific fire that burnt the entire building to the ground. They built a medical office building on the factory site. The Rhoades Leather Company's office building was located on the corner of 11th and Bancroft Parkway and was undamaged by the fire. It is now the home of a law firm. I grew up in the neighborhood and will never forget seeing the charred remains of the building after the fire was put out. It looked like the pictures of the bombed out cities during WW II.
Art
DE USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 11:57:29 (EST)
I noticed lots of memories (good and bad) of the old tanneries in Wilmington. At one point, the city was one of the largest producers of leather in the county (and possibly the world). There is a great deal of historical information on the former tanneries in the city at: http://www.tetratech-de.com/tanneries/.
Larry
Newark, DE USA - Monday, November 22, 2004 at 11:50:44 (EST)
I have a good friend, Stuart Sklut. Stuart's father owned Sklut Furs. Stuart's younger than I so I didn't know him when the factory was "churnin'", just like to one at Fourth and Adams. Instead, I was playing basketball with Billy Chung, a great Chinese kid who lived right across the street on Maryland Avenue. I also remember that a vagrant's body was found in the dumpster in back of Sklut's in the early 80's and a young kid was convicted of killing him. I was the kid's lawyer back then. My experience, growing up in the City, was really great. Obviously, that wasn't so for everyone.
jim rambo <jrambo@state.de.us>
wilmington, DE USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 20:27:01 (EST)
I completely forgot about Sklut's Hide and Fur. Thanks Joe, I also hung out a lot in the old Marshes fishing, swiming, snapper progin & frogin. Had to pass by Sklut's sometimes and I can tell you it wasn't pleasant.
Ray Jubb <Golfopera@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Sunday, November 21, 2004 at 14:42:13 (EST)
The leather factory at Front & Monroe or Front and Adams (however you want to address it) was called Bloomies. My mother worked there and its actually in Hedgeville. One distinguishing feature about Bloomies, besides the rats, was the black water tower. Rhodes Leather had a huge fire in the early nineties or late eighties. Its funny that Rhodes Leather came up on this site because I'm a retired city firefighter and I just attended a firefighters retirement party last week. There happened to be a picture of the building on fire and one of the officers that was on this fire said the first arriving officer reported "heavy fire showing in 17 windows". I also worked the day before this fire at the fire house on Gilpin Ave which was the first arriving fire company. My day was pretty easy compared to the firefighters that worked this day. I will get the date of the Rhodes Leather fire later. The leather factory on Liberty St. was called Skluts Leather. I remember as a kid hanging on Logan St. and watching the train cars pull up loaded with animal hides. These animal shins would be sitting out in the weather for days and stank to high heaven. Talk about flies!!
Joe <sgtpepper212@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 22:08:13 (EST)
Dairy Queen - Corner of Vandever Ave & Thatcher Street
Kevin Harris
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 21:46:36 (EST)
The names of the old stores sent in by GScheu brought back a flood of memories of shopping in old Wilmington. I remember getting our Easter suits for $7.00 at Wilmington Dry Goods and then visiting the hat shops to pick out our Easter bonnets. They stocked a ton of hats in every possible style and color. What fun that was.
Pat LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 08:02:24 (EST)
Hi. I used to live between 5th and 6th St. on Delamore Place (between Clayton and Rodney) from 1955 to 1967. There was a drug store at 4th and Delamore. Was it called Jaffe's? I know it was run by Mr. Jaffe... I went to St. Thomas School'69. If anybody from STS wants to say hi, I'd be happy to hear from you. Vince O'Neill Middletown,DE
Vince O'Neill <Ruffkiller@aol.com>
Middletown, DE USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 00:59:39 (EST)
Jo Ann, I remember The Junk Man,and the horse with the straw hat. I also remember the horse and cart taking off running down the street without the driver. He was in a house collecting junk.The Street was 13th & DuPont. I was 6 years old at the time. Don't remember if or where the driver ever caught up with the Horse & cart.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 22:11:23 (EST)
RJW-USA: No fair! Tell! Who are you? How do you know Gscheu ( alias George ) wouldn't remember you? (imagines secret teenage crush).
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 21:33:48 (EST)
Gscheu from Jupiter, if your first name is George, I remember you from PS DuPont HS in the early 1950's. You would not remember me, however. I believe you also went on to UDel for awhile, as well.
RJW
USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 21:09:25 (EST)
RAY THAT WAS AMALGAMATED LEATHER AT FRONT AND MONROE.I KNOW THERE WAS A LEATHER FACTORY ON LIBERTY ST IN BROWNTOWN I DID DELIVER TELEGRAMS THERE I ALSO SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGES. WHAT WE HAD TO DO TO EARN A BUCK VERY HUMILIATING
bill rogers <brogers@delanet.com>
PIKE CREEK, de USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 20:32:31 (EST)
No Acmes aroud here Would anyone reading this be willing to send me 2 packages of their sticky buns for cost plus postage and a little extra for their trouble?. I would send a check in advance. Satisfy an old lady`s sweet tooth.
mickey <mickey710@ webtv.net>
tx USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 19:43:15 (EST)
JOHN: I don't remember the Jewell Tea Man, but I do remember Bob the Junkman. He had a horse and cart and would take or sell anything he had. His horse wore a slouch hat with holes cut out for his ears. My mother gave Bob my Daddy's favorite old around-the-house jacket and swore she didn't know what became of it, until one day Daddy saw Bob on his cart, wearing HIS old jacket. My mother had a way about her, when she got rid of something and we questioned it, she'd say: "What? I don't remember you ever having one of those". We knew then it was gone for good.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 19:06:36 (EST)
Scheu Order System sold "orders" for people to shop in local Wilm. stores. Here are some of the stores in existence at the time. Remember??? Housewares:Jarome's...Rosenbaum's ...Crockery Den...Linen Mart...Crosby and Hill...Del. Variety. Ladies' Wear:Biloon's....Fisher's...Leroy's...Finkel's...Le Mar's...Hurly-Powell. Corsets:Rae...Klein...Corset Shop. Millinery:DeLane...LeeStore...Milady...Vale. Have many more.
Gscheu <Ggscheu>
Jupiter , fl USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 18:30:46 (EST)
Does anyone remember the Jewell Tea man coming around selling all kinds of goods from his truck, anything from cookies to ironing board covers? Also in the 40 Acres there was also a Truck Famer who would sell vegetables and eggs.
John
Newark, DE USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 18:05:11 (EST)
STICKY BUNS! Our local ACME has them on sale next week in their bakery department - $2.99. Perhaps ACMEs in other states will have them too.
Connie
USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 16:41:40 (EST)
DOT: It was me who mentioned James P. Connor. His military history came up when I did a Google seach on Allied Kid,Co. If anyone would like to read about Dot's uncle, a Delaware Medal of Honor recipient, you can find the story at: www.state.de.us/gic/facts/history/conner.htm. ( Yes, they spelled the last name wrong ). And, if anyone cares,here's the correct spelling of: "Morocco". As for me, spelling doesn't count on Friday :o)
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 11:42:34 (EST)
Right Mickey, we're thinking about the same place. Turn off Pa. Ave. at the Buick place, go to the dead end make a right, and it is up on the left as you're comming up on the Park Drive.
Wayne
USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 10:44:39 (EST)
There was a place that made leather belts for machine shops. I think it was on Pennsylvania ave near where diamond ice and coal was. my first son-in-law worked ther in the early 50`a Think it was just called Rhoads
mickey
tx USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 10:29:58 (EST)
The NVF Company had a plant on Maryland Ave at the same light as the Du Pont Shops. They were across Beech? St. on Maryland Ave. Earlier someone mentioned J. E. Rhodes on the Park drive (near Diver's) It has an honor (and I belive it is) of being the oldest continually operating Company in the United States, or something to that effect. (I know it has something to do with being the oldest Company in the United States, but not exactly what) Please don't shoot the messenger, as I know I could be a little bit off base here. Corrections invited,Wayne
WayneButler
Deemers Beach, DE USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 10:28:45 (EST)
I don't know about a leather factory in Browntown, but at one time NVF (National Vulcanized Fiber) had a shop there, on Maryland Avenue, close to Front St. Now the NVF is located only in Yorklyn. Someone also talked about James Connor working at the Moraca (sp?) Shop. He was my uncle (my Mother's brother) who won the Congressional Medal of Honr in World War II. After the war he worked for the government (Veteran's Administration) at the Vet's Hospital in Elsmere.
Dot <dorothy.m.becker@dupont-dow.com>
New Castle, De USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 07:26:13 (EST)
THE LEATHER FACTORY IN BROWNTOWN MADE LEATHER BELTS FOR MACHINE SHOPS AND OTHER FACTORIES I THINK IT NAME STARTED WITH A R MABY ROADS OR SOMTHING LIKE THAT.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 17:10:49 (EST)
RAY JUBB: I was so glad to see your comment about the sewer rats! Now days I live in what is known as the 'High Rent District' of Pike Creek, and when neighbors talk about their pets, I have jokingly commented that I grew up in the City of Wilmington and we had sewer rats for pets...I get some very odd looks. However, I'm sure most of us can remember seeing those monsters, almost a big as cats, somewhere-or-other when we were growing up in the City? Especially along the banks of the Brandywine. Sheesh...are we City kids or what?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 16:54:27 (EST)
Going back a week or two there was some discussion about the Wilmington newspapers. Yesterday 11/16 an obituary appeared in the Wilmington paper for Mr. John L. Schmidt Jr. (Jack.) He had passed on Sunday at the age of 74. Within the listing it states he started his career at the Sunday Star and stayed until its closing on Easter Sunday 1954. Thanks to Jack we now know exactly when the Sunday Star published its last paper. Condolences to his family.
Wayne Butler
USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 15:11:36 (EST)
To Bob Veazy, do you have any pictures of the old Deemers beach? I live on the property ajoining the old swimming pool at the beach and would love to see any old photos. My in-laws have owned the property since the coast guard sold it at auction in the early 50s. Our grandchildren are now the 5th generation of our family to live here, so anything we could show them when they got older would really hit home to them. Thanks, Wayne @ twntydasys@aol.com
Wayne Butler
USA - Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 14:54:01 (EST)
Someone asked if there was a Leather Factory in Browntown. I don't think so, but there was one between Front Street, Chestnut Street, Adams Street and Monroe Street.I don't remember how many floors it had but it had to have had at least 6 or 7. As kids we used to sit on the corner of Chestnut and Adam's and watch the rats come out of the sewers at night next to the Factory, We called it the Maroco shop(? spelling). The rats were as big as cats.
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 23:36:50 (EST)
All this talk about trollys takes me back. I remember riding on a open trolly car (seats out in the open) down Vandever Ave. and over to New Castle. We then took a local train to Deemers Beach. They had a pagoda style snack bar. I was impressed that they cut their sandwiched on the bias, and from everafter I called that "Deemer's Beach style". A personal note to Cuz Pat: Thanks for the kind words. Pls get in touch on your next trip North. Are you still traveling the world taking photos?
Bob Veazey
Wilmington, DE USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 11:03:30 (EST)
To Bob W. ,from Stamford ,Ct. Your name wouldn't by any chance be Bob Whitco,who was at one time in the Merchant Marines would you ?
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 10:50:27 (EST)
Mason's Records on 4th just west of Market was an interesting place. Back in the early 1950's, I remember it as being a huge store with thousands of 45 RPM records for sale. (If you didn't have an RCA 45 RPM record player, you had to fit a small metal or plastic plug into the record so that it would fit on the spindle of a conventional 3-speed phonograph.) I bought Johnny Ray's "Cry" and the Four Aces' "Sin" there. They had a huge selection of what were called "Race" records back then, as well, and the store's clientele was a melting pot of teenagers from every corner of Old Wilmington.
Bob W.
Stamford, CT USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 07:24:21 (EST)
My dad worked at Allied Kid - '50's? - it took up a whole block on 4th Street. Also worked for JE Rhoads thru the 60's - off Greenhill Ave - another leather factory - we lived at 6th & Greenhill. Later moved to 38th & Monroe and Sharpley. Unlike my dad, who worked hard all his life in Wilmington, my hands never even got dirty ... I picked the radio business (WEEZ, Chester, WCHE, West Chester, WDEL, WNRK ....) Still at it. I love checking in here from time to time to keep in touch with my special hometown ...
David Adler
USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 23:25:30 (EST)
About the hat shop which I remember seeing while waiting for the bus at 4th & Market Street,...well, in that same block there was also a large shop that was a record store. I think it was called Mason's Records, however, I could be wrong about the name. I remember when the record shop had a fire and burned down killing at least one fireman.Across thye street on 4th there was a beauty shop where my mother would take me to get a permanent wave. That's when the beauty shops used these strange looking machines with long wires that the beautician would attach to your hair that was saturated with a smelly liquid that brought tears to your eyes. And then you ended up when all was done with a head full of frizz. Yep, that sure was the good old days.
Patricia
Key Biscayne, FL USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 23:22:05 (EST)
ANYONE WHO EVER RODE THE #5 TROLLEY IN THE OLD DAYS COULD TELL WHEN THE WORKERS FROM THE KID WAS ON THEIR WAY HOME.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 22:22:37 (EST)
I LIVED AT SEVENTH AND MADISON AND KNOW THE ODER VERY WELL THE LEATHER FOCTORY ON LIBERTY ST WAS NOT ALLIED KID I DID KNOW KIDS THAT TOOK MUSKRAT PELTS THERE. THE HAT SHOP AT FOURTH AND MARKET WAS OWNED BY ROCCO ABASSINIO I USE TO SELL NEWSPAPERS FOR HIM
bill rogers <brogers@delanet.com>
PIKE CREEK, de USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 19:51:32 (EST)
BILL HARE: I have kin in Richmond, KY :o)
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 13:21:20 (EST)
Blocked hats: Gee, I kinda think it's like a broken TV or electric can opener. You throw it out and buy a new one? Do men still have their shoes re-soled?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 12:11:43 (EST)
In 1956 I went with my Dad to a small shop off 4th and Market near the sporting goods store. They blocked his hat. Where does a Wilmington gentleman go these days to get his hat blocked?
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 11:27:32 (EST)
My father worked at the one at 4th & Monroe. It must have been in the early `20s. I know from later on as I tranfers trolleys on the corner that it smelled to high heaven
mickey
tx USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 10:41:05 (EST)
Ah Ha! So, there were even more sites than we thought.... :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 09:05:32 (EST)
Allied Kid: I guess there were different, or more than one, locations over the years. Below are two of the hits I got from Google.com. 1. The black heritage center would be located at the old "Allied Kid" building at 11th Street and Clifford Brown Walk. Content would focus on civil rights, jazz, the Underground Railroad and black religious institutions. 2. James P. Connor was born January 12, 1919 in Gander Hill, Wilmington, Delaware the son of James B. Connor. He graduated from St. Mary's Commerical School and began working for the "Allied Kid Leather Company" at 12th and Popular Streets in Wilmington.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area , DE USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 23:08:37 (EST)
Weren't there two different leather tanneries on 4th Street; Allied Kid and another? And there was also a leather plant on Church St, at about 5th street (took up a whole block); I think that was an Allied Kid plant, too. Was the other leather co. maybe Amalgamated Leather? Really got my brain cells cookin' trying to remember this. I knew a man who worked at Allied Kid, but he's been dead for years, now.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 22:12:30 (EST)
THE TWO BILLS: I don't know of a leather company in Browntown. Was it perhaps a shop that made things out of leather? Allied Kid was a factory; it cured and dyed the leather...ugh! It was at 4th and Monroe and took up almost the entire block on the south east corner.
Jo Ann <crossan@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 21:12:52 (EST)
To: Bill Rogers, I beleive that would be the Allied Kid Co.
Bill Hare <billhare@hotmail.com>
Richmond, Ky USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 20:36:35 (EST)
I DELIVERED TELEGRAMS TO A LEATHER FACTORY LOCATED ON LIBERTY STREET IN BROWNTOWN DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE FACTORY?
bill rogers <brogers@delanet.com>
PIKE CREEK, de USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 19:16:06 (EST)
As a child I remember staying with my grandmother at the Lawson House. It was located at 100 Poplar Street. I remember many musicians staying there with there instruments. The played at various clubs in town, such as the "Baby Grand", at 9th and P{oplar. My mother has a hotel reister where my of these artist signed in. Lloyd Price, Sonny Stitt, Johnny Lytle, Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine etc. She also had a sandwich shop across from the train station on the old Front Street. I remember Ray Charles and his band coming in to eat.
John Armstrong <john.armstrong@state.de.us>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 11:11:55 (EST)
THE RADIO STATION IN TEXAS I THINK IS XEFR DEL RIO WITH IT'S TRANSMITTER IN MEXICO ONE MILLION WATTS.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 12:25:44 (EST)
BOB: It's not only still "radio free Newark" in many areas. It's also very much "cell phone free Newark!" I live in Pike Creek Valley. I have a weather radio and have to almost hang upside down on my outside deck to get reception. As for the cell phone? Forget making a call on that inside the building. I see people in our area standing outside all the time, trying to make a cell phone call. Some things never change.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 22:51:44 (EST)
Because of all the magnetic iron in the iron ore deposits in Iron Hill just south of Newark, radio reception in Newark was always very chancey, (particularly during daylight hours)...of the low-wattage local Wilmington stations of the early 1950's. From the fourth and top floor of my dorm, the only reception we could get was Wille Gaylord in the morning (Wake Up With Willie) on WTUX. At nighttime, though, depending on atmospheric conditions, we could sometimes even bring in a "pirate" radio station transmitting using a huge amount of wattage, from somewhere out in Mexico just over the Texas-Mexico border. It may have been the station where Wolfman Jack got his start.
Bob W.
USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 21:32:40 (EST)
I remember Bond Bread. In fact, I remember Ed Neal was our bread man and he would stop to deliver bread to my friend's house and stop in for a couple shots with her dad! My mom would always get mad if he stopped there before our house!
Mary
USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 20:56:16 (EST)
Fell upon this page looking for memories of Lenape Park. Brought back MANY memories, even though I have always been a Newark "townie". It was Bill HORLEMAN who was on WDEL, not Bill HALDEMAN. He was morning man for about 30 years and retired only within the last 10 years or so. In "radio free" Newark, I remember many times listening to WAMS until the sun went down and we couldn't hear it anymore and would tune to WKBW in New York. I also remember WFIL, WIFI, WIBG ... Joey Reynolds ... I loved the radio! Oh and TV - What about Dr. Shock? Didn't he die some time ago?
Mary
Newark, DE USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 20:52:23 (EST)
Another thing besides sticky buns that you can`t get out here is salt mackerel. Whem I lived in the BIG city there was a place in a mall where I could get it also scrapple in a can, Not the same but that was before I had internet. Now what made me think of that ?. Last time I had a barrel pickle was in Chicago train station underground store, bought 5 to take home with me.
mickey
tx USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 17:07:44 (EST)
Don't know about the pickle truck, but the Jewish deli was first called Reuben's and then Gamiel's. They had the best sandwiches. I especially remember "twisters" which were Kosher hot dogs on a special grilled bun. Also, they made a great pastrami on rye topped with coleslaw and Russian dressing. Of course, these were served with potato salad and a pickle. I used to go there for lunch a couple of times a week when I worked at the DuPont building at 10th & Market. Delicious memories.
Pat (Stillwell) LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 13:30:34 (EST)
WE USE TO SWIM IN A POND WHERE THE VA HOSPITAL IS NOW THAT WAS FEED BY THE BRACK-EX CREEK MY COUSIN LIVED ON EXMORE AVE AND WE WOULD WALK OVER THERE AND STAY ALLDAY IN THE POND.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 08:23:48 (EST)
Walking from Wawaset Park to Price's Corner to get the bus to Newark one early summer Sunday morning in the 1950's, I developed a trememdous thirst which was the aftermath of a wedding reception I had attended the afternoon before. I unwisely took a handful of water to drink from the Brack-Ex Creek just across the road from the VA Hospital, and within 24 hours, had learned a valuable lesson: don't ever thw water from Brack-Ex Creek. But I did catch the bus.
Bob W.
Stamford, CT USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 19:45:23 (EST)
I used to work as a laborer/truck driver at Braunsteins (Market & 6th?) in the Fall of 1971. There was a Jewish deli behind Braunsteins and around the corner. Several times a week an old red pickle truck would make a delivery to the deli. The truck was probably 40 years old at the time. The smell of pickles would linger for hours after the truck had left. Anyone have any idea of the origins and fate of this truck and the folks who owned and operated it? PS: Yes, it could've been the Clyde Beatty / Cole Bros Circus.
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco,, CA USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 16:18:42 (EST)
BRUCE: Yep, and we lived in row houses ( townhouse..ha ha )so the mailman walked up each set of steps to put the mail in the front door mail slot. When we got a new front door, my Daddy put the mail slot at the bottom, so the mailman could just reach over from the sidewalk and not have to climb the 4-steps leading to the front door. Yesterday, my suburban 8 yr old g'son, had cause to be in the Old City with his Dad, he called me and asked: "What's an alley, mom-mom?"
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 16:13:20 (EST)
I remember when the National Guard delivered mail on Christmas day! Before Christmas we had numerous deliveries with all the Christmas cards. That was when it was cheaper to send a card if it was unsealed.
Connie
USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 13:01:43 (EST)
Joyce, if you'll look back over the guest book the past week or two, there was a lot of discussion about the newspapers in the past - a couple of names mentioned were the Morning News, and the Journal Every Evening, Evening Journal; also the Sunday Star, and the Philly papers: Phila. Inquirer and Bulletin. More names were mentioned, also. Jo Ann, I remember the twice a day mail, and it all came from the Wilmington post office. Our mailman (Frank) would ride out on the trolley in the morning and deliver mail, then go back in at noon (with the mail he had picked up from residences and boxes) and get the afternoon mail and ride back out and deliver it. Remember the Norman Rockwell painting of the mailman sitting in the mail collection box? That's where our mailman used to sit, to get out of the rain, and to eat his lunch.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 12:37:20 (EST)
Does anyone else remember when the post office delivered mail in Wilmington TWICE a day? And the mailman knew everyone by name? I can recall as a kid during WW2, if I was sitting on the front steps, our mailman would say, "Jo Ann, you have a letter from your brother in Europe". The mail was was a little thing called V-Mail; very edited. I had four MUCH older brothers, the youngest was 17 yrs old when I was born, and all four were overseas during WW2.
Jo Ann <crossan33!aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 12:08:34 (EST)
Yes, I remember 2 daily newspapers. The arrival of the morning and evening paper was an important moment in the day. We had great editorials. Please help me with the names. Also remember the bread factories giving off the wonderful aroma throughout the neighborhoods. Also there was a moving bread sign on the corner of Union and Pennsylvania Ave. for years.
joyce buckley <joyceabuckley@yahoo.com>
wilm, de USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 11:59:01 (EST)
I remember a miniature golf course on Kirkwood Hwy, perhaps across from what is now Mill Creek Shopping Center.One girl hit a golf ball into the air and it bounced off the back of a cow in a farmer's field. The cow just flicked at it with it's tail and kept on grazing.
Connie
USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 10:03:58 (EST)
My father, who grew up on Union Street, would often tell us the story of how, as a college student in the late 1940's, he would hitchike to the U of D. He would say that it was always fairly easy to get a ride from his house to Prices Corner, with a delivery man of some kind or a nice motorist, but that he would have to wait forever to get a ride to Newark from Prices Corner because from Prices Corner to Newark was all farms and there was very little traffic. He would tell us this story as we drove along all the commmercial centers on Kirkwood Hwy. in the 1970's, and my sister and I would look at him as if he was crazy. I just recently learned how everything comes around when I got those same looks from my kids as we drove along Route 40 and I told my kids that when I was in high school (the late 1970's)there was nothing but farms along most of the road.
Art
DE USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 09:28:18 (EST)
Chip - I believe both New Castle County and the Delaware Department of Transportation both have aerial photos of all of Delaware dating back to the 1930's. They would give you a great view of the Prices Corner intersection over the years.
Art
DE USA - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 09:12:00 (EST)
STEVE: Many a Saturday I walked past Clodi's drugstore, going to and from the Grand. Mostly we used Yates' on 10th & Pine. It was just around the corner. But Clodi's had a better pharmacist.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 21:01:16 (EST)
BRUCE: I remember riding the #5 trolley to the old Ace theater with my parents on a Saturday night. They would put me and my cousins in the movie, while they went across the street to Adolphs to eat hardshell crabs. They would be waiting outside the movie when it let out.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 20:52:38 (EST)
I remember the Ace, and when it became the Capri Art theater, but I didn't go there enough to be familiar with the Pop Weaver club.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 20:22:06 (EST)
Igrew up next to the Ace theater, I will never forget the protest when it became the capri art theater. anybody remember that. how about Pop Weaver and the youngtimers club
stanley barczewski <stanb53@hotmail.com>
elkton, md USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 19:44:18 (EST)
Harry, from the Motor Coach Age magazine, I have a 1952 Delaware Coach map and a 1984 Dart map, if you would be interested.
Bruce <spyderxl(at)comcast.net>
Wilmington, USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 19:19:29 (EST)
speaking of prices corner..does any one remember.. kennedy's golf ball driving range being out that way
bubs
USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 18:51:07 (EST)
I didn't check this web site for a couple of days.I could not get over all the stories about Prices Corner. Does anyone remember the Coffee Shop connected to the Gas Station near thr island at Prices Corner ? There was also one lonely horse tied to a tree on the small plot of land ,left of what was once a farm.Traffic would go all around him. This was in 1966,when we moved to Heritage Park. Penn Fruit was at Prices corner then. It later became Kiddie World.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 18:19:44 (EST)
Hi Chip:: It's a large map - I do want to scan all of it - it covers the northern lines down to Newark. I also have another map that I think dates around 1951. I want to scan it also and upload it. I also have a Delaware Coach route map that will be posted on the Transportation Page - I hope by next week - I HOPE!!!!
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 17:11:41 (EST)
Harry, I had forgotten about that Wilmington map. I looked at it a couple of months ago, and meant to get back to it someday, but I forgot about it. If you could scan more of that map, it would be great. Thanks!
Chip <ctwatkins3@yahoo.com>
Newark, DE USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 15:38:22 (EST)
Does anyone remember Swingers store on 10th & Wilson across from the Y How about Clodi's Drug Store 9th & Walnut ( it's still there)
Steve Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie, Md USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 15:37:20 (EST)
I remember St. Joseph's Elementary School on French Street I remember St.Michael's Day Nursey on French Street
Steve Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , MD USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 14:56:41 (EST)
Ah, Fennimore's Auction! Thanks Harry, I couldn't remember the name of it, so didn't bring it up; but I remember the auction house, and all of the stuff in the yard all around the building, all of the time! :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 13:29:57 (EST)
Regarding the Wilmington Park site, facing in from Gov. Printz, the A&P was in the deep end. That A&P replaced the one on Market Street near the old Borden Ice Cream plant. To the left in what I now think is Sojourner's Place, was Atlantic Thrift Center. ATC was a Wilmington Dry Goods type of place. To the right was the mid rise building which housed the IRS in the 60s, if I remember correctly, then became DelTech for a while. I don't even remeber if it is still there or if it has been razed. As a child, we moved to Eastlawn Avenue right before they tore down the stadium. I remember going to it with my brother on the 30th street side and getting unused tickets that were in trash cans. In addtion to baseball tickets, there were UD football tickets as well. I don't know where they are now. I probably threw them out years ago. If only I had known to keep them......
Michael Klezaras
USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 13:26:02 (EST)
Bruce, I remember walking from 3rd and Connell to the old Wilmington Blue Rocks Park at 30th and Governor Printz as a kid. We would see Argentina Rocca wrestle, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Major League exhibition baseball. We would wait until the National Anthem began, the police officers would salute at attention and then we would jump over the fence and run like hell to the grandstand (to get lost in the crowd). I drive by the vacant lot most every day now and can't help but laugh at the memories.
jim rambo <jrambo@state.de.us>
wilmington, de USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 12:26:07 (EST)
About Prices Corner - I'm going to scan more of the 1946 map to include that area - I'll post a msg when it is done. And, don't forget Fennimores Auction at Prices Corner. The Blue Rock Stadium: I remember my dad taking me there to see the dare devils; figure 8 racing and other car crashes. One more item: Who remembers the Blue Hen Arena in the area of 3rd and Scott Streets where they had outdoor boxing??
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 11:41:05 (EST)
Larry: My memory isn't perfectly clear about Prices Corner, but it wasn't a traffic circle, it was a traffic light controlled intersection, but going West on Kirkwood Hwy, to the right and left were like half-circles at the intersection, the one on the right had the small bank branch, and the one on the left had the gas station; but all of the streets did cross at the intersection. About maps, on the oldwilmington website Main Page, there is an old map of Wilmington, from 1946. It doesn't quite fit in all of Prices Corner, but you might want to look at that map - the PC reference is on the link "lower left quadrant". Larry: wasn't that the Clyde Beatty/Cole Bros. Circus, or did that name come later?
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 11:01:13 (EST)
Connie: I believe you are right about tearing down the stadium to build the Kerry Drive In theater. Later on, the shopping center was built, way back off of the Gov. Printz, the Kerry had closed by then. What was the A&P is now Nixon Uniform, and I think the building you believe was part of Del Tech has been torn down, too (I'll know this afternoon, as I'll be driving by there). I believe that building, and another on that lot (now known as the Sojourner's building) were originally built as part of Hercules Corp. office space. And, for years, there was a Jack In The Box right on the corner of 30th & Gov. Printz. Remember the Joey Chitwood shows at the stadium?
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 10:51:07 (EST)
MICKEY: Check your e-mail, Re: Greenbank.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 10:47:13 (EST)
I`ve been thinking all nite about Prices Corner. I think I was 11 when we moved to Cranston Hgts. That was when the firehouse was just a wood building, two engines, one a Pierce Arrow and the men were called by a siren. I lived next door. It was up the hill, not even on the corner but can`t remember the name of the road. There was a little store on one corner,people by the name of carroll lived on the other corner. My sister and I used to go and stand in front sucking on a lemon or eating a big pickle when they had band practice. This is all leading up to Prices Corner. We had to walk down the hill were there was an A&P on one corner, the other MICHENERS garage then up to what was Prices Corner to catch the trolley to town.. Thinking about it there was nothing there but a doctors office. His name may have been Price. That I don`t remember. Do remember one other road there, it went to Greenbank which was the only prison in the state at that time. They still had the whipping post. I wonder what it is now.? i know there is a book at the Hagley Museum with maps and names from back in the 80`s. i had a copy and let it get away, stupid me
mickey <mickey710@webtv.net>
tx USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 10:30:31 (EST)
Bruce - after the tore down the stadium, was that when they put in the drive-in theater? I remember when A & P moved there. There was also a laundromat and, maybe later, a branch of Del Tech.
Connie
USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 09:01:22 (EST)
I was the assistant manager of the Hotel Rodney for the last year of its operation, and the person that closed it down for the Sun Life building. I remember the day after it was closed, I was in my office which was just off the lobby, when at 5PM a large portion of the Lobby ceiling fell in. Had we still been open at that time of day the lobby would have been filled with salesmen checking in and residents going into the bar and restaurant.
Robert Parker <joiellc@comcast.net>
Edgewood, Md USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 07:58:35 (EST)
In the 1950s the circus that visited the lot near Prices Corner was the Cole Brothers Circus "featuring Clyde Beatty." The top of the tent had large "CB" logos sewn around the openings for the large support poles. They used elephants to raise the tent. We went on a Cub Scout excusion (Pack 19, Den 7, Mrs Wagner was the Den Mother). We rode home in a brand new '55 Chevy Bel Air.
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 22:34:19 (EST)
Thanks to everyone about my question about Prices Corner. I guess from Bruce's description, it would be about at the current location of Old Capitol Trail (leads to Marshallton) and Centerville Road. Fascinating to picture it the way it used to be. Someone mentioned an island... was it almost a traffic circle configuration (sort of)? Sorry if this isn't the place to talk this stuff out, but I really find it interesting. Is there any place that keeps old maps of the area (and other areas)?
Chip <ctwatkins3@yahoo.com>
Newark, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 21:30:32 (EST)
I BELIVE IT WAS DELAWARE TRUST BUT THAT WAS NOT UNTILL THE LATE 50S
DAVE CAUFFMAN
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 19:25:27 (EST)
What bank was on the island in the middle of Prices Corner? Delaware Trust or Wilmington Trust. or...?
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 19:15:36 (EST)
Lou: Yeah, by the 80's, F&N had been built - I just didn't know if you remembered the old buildings that were there before. I remember how they changed the shopping center around when they decided to widen Naaman's Road, and it took much of the just updated Acme's parking lot for the new road.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 19:12:32 (EST)
THE GULF STATION AT PRICES CORNER WAS OWNED BY A MAN NAME BAKER WHO WAS A DOCTOR AND LIVED IN THE NEXT DOOR ON THE KIRKWOOD HWY NEXT TO HIM WAS A LARGE HOME OWNED BY E J HOLLINGWORTH AND THE BARN AND HOUSE ON THE ISLAND WAS OWNED BY HARVEY FENNIMORE WHO LATER BECAME NC COUNTY SHERIFF
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 19:11:18 (EST)
Bruce: I only remember that my old barber shop used to be at the other side of the Acme parking lot, about 20 feet off Naaman's Road. This was in the early 1980s.
Lou <louis.marziotti@penske.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 18:24:08 (EST)
So far 26 posts today, this must be a daily record!
Richard <MightyTaskMaster@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 18:13:04 (EST)
Prices corner: the Acme was built 1st on the Northwest side of Kirkwood Hwy and Center Rd, Penn Fruit was built later on the Southwest side where the shopping center is. Before the shopping center was built and long before all the overpasses, the land was used for Carnivals. James Strates show being one of them.
Bob
Tx USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 17:38:30 (EST)
Connie: The Strates Shows Carnival used to set up where the old Blue Rocks Stadium was, at 30th & Gov. Printz, until someone decided to develop that plot of ground; then the carnival moved to Prices Corner, and was there for many years. Not sure about Ringling Bros. Circus, but I think they also used that same open area at Prices Corner, too, for awhile.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 17:27:22 (EST)
Lou: Back in the late 50's and early 60's, before there was an F&N shopping center, there used to be a small strip of stores (a 2 story building with, I think apartments on the second floor), at the SE corner of Foulk & Naaman's, just 30' or 40' back from Naaman's. I know there was a liquor store in that strip and a soda fountain also. I don't remember what else was in that strip of stores. Is this what you were remembering?
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 17:20:48 (EST)
Riverview Cemetery is the cemetery between 31st & 33rd Sts, along Washington; and it extends East to and across Market st. in that same area, from Todd's Lane to 34th st, almost all the way East to the street behind the old Dandee.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 17:12:30 (EST)
Chip: Since no one else has responded (yet), I'll do so, but I'm from North Wilmington, so I'll probably get beat-up about this, but as near as I can recall (not really knowing the local names of the roads in that area), Prices Corner was where: Kirkwood Hwy (New Road), Center Road (Ferris Rd), Centerville Road, Greenbank Road, and Old Capitol Trail all came together (and maybe more streets); all just a wee bit (what, maybe 50'-100'?) south of where the 141 overpass is now. I remember Prices Corner well, and how to navigate it, just never really knew all of the street names.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 17:06:58 (EST)
Thanks, Speeder. Harry B? Re: Your s/name. Are you one of the boys from 8th and West?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 15:15:22 (EST)
Apology accepted Jo Anne. I only wish I could afford to live in Deerhurst!
Speeder Murdoch <speedermurdoch@comcast.net>
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 14:59:25 (EST)
There is a cemetery at 31st and Washington St.
Harry Brand <salliesbrand@aol.com>
Wilm, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 14:51:18 (EST)
To Jo Ann: Penn Fruit? Hm. Yes I do believe I recall a Penn Fruit store near Prices Corner but I think it may have preceded the ACME. (I can still picture in my mind the red neon letters at the very top of a Penn Fruit sign.)
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco,, CA USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 14:46:31 (EST)
APOLOGY to Speeder: I was thinking of Deerhurst, not Graylyn Crest. However, Lombardy is still on the Concord Pike, my Mother told me so :o)
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 14:32:30 (EST)
SPEEDER: Uh! So who's grave have I been visiting for the past 25-years? My Mother is buried in Lombardy. It's on the Concord Pike. Don't know what cemetery is on Washington Street. Sorry about that.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 13:46:58 (EST)
Jo Ann---Lombardy Cemetery shows as being on 2600 Washington Street, not real close to Graylyn Crest. Are you thinking of something else?
Speeder <speedermurdoch@comcast.net>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 13:33:45 (EST)
How about when F&N shopping center was aligned in a much different way, back in the early 1980's? I believe there was a strip of stores close to Naamans Road, where the Acme parking lot is now. I also remember the good times at Shakey's Pizza!
Lou <louis.marziotti@penske.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 13:28:20 (EST)
MIKE: My ex grew up in Newport. His family owned the Newport Bakery, which they sold to Wilmington Trust Co. in the '50s. ( I know, I've got family everywhere ) He says: "The fire house on Rte. 141 was Cranston Heights Fire Co., which moved about a mile down the Kirkwood Hwy".
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 13:03:59 (EST)
I vaguely remember going to a carnival at Price's Corner. That was when there was at least a 10 minute wait for the traffic light because so many roads met there. An overhead view would have looked like an octopus!
Connie
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:53:34 (EST)
SPEEDER: Not to make light of your concerns, but dosn't Graylyn Crest back up to Lombardy Cemetery? (oops, ha ha)
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:49:59 (EST)
The PENN FRUIT was where STAPLES now is. The Boston Market IS where the Gino's WAS. Wasn't there a firehall (not to be confused with Mill Creek on Kirkwood Highway adjacent to the PC Shopping center) on 141. I think an Arby's (before it moved to Kirkwood Highway) was across 141 from the firehall and the Arby's was behind the Gino's. The Arby's and the firehall were torn down to make room for the 141 overpass and freeway.
Michael Klezaras
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:45:17 (EST)
LARRY: Wasn't that huge supermarket at Prices Corner named Penn Fruit back then? Or, was that the second-time-around?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:23:55 (EST)
Regarding Prices Corner: The large ACME supermarket went up in the mid-late 1950s on the NE corner. At that time there was a Gulf gas station on the SE corner which was torn down in the mid 1960s. In the mid 1960s they built a Gino's fast food restaurant on the SW corner (this had been a lot with wrecked automobiles in lated 1950s.) The homes in Brooklyn Terrace came within a hundred feet of the intersection. One of these homes had Smitty's Sub Shop up until at least the 1960s.
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:04:12 (EST)
OLD Fairfax Shopping Center: My brother owned what was Fairfax Furniture and Floor Covering store in the original shopping center, and later, my nephews owned Fairfax Hardware. All are retired now. Small world. Hi, Artie :o)
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 11:54:31 (EST)
I have a question for anyone who would like to answer. I am somewhat fascinated with "how things used to be", which is one of the reasons I like this site. My question is regarding Prices Corner. I'm not old enough for Prices Corner to be anything more than a shopping center to me (31). What was there before the shopping center? Which intersection is Prices Corner? Newport Gap Pike and Kirkwood Highway? Newport Gap Pike and Old Capitol Trail? Centreville Road and Old Capitol Trail?
Chip
Newark, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 10:49:00 (EST)
Regarding Mitchell's, if I remember the newspaper article correctly when they moved, their CURRENT location is their ORIGINAL location. They had been at the current Happy Harry's site for years, but when they scaled down to hobbies only several years ago, they coincidentally moved to their original location.
Michael Klezaras
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 10:15:22 (EST)
Hi Patricia: The Claymont sub shop is still in it's same location, and enlarged, too. But the subs and steaks aren't as good as they used to be; they're big, but just not as tasty as they once used to be - it's just another sub shop now. Lots of customers, but only because there is no alternative in the area - since DiCostanza's closed.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 09:35:50 (EST)
MITCHELL'S ORIGINAL LOCATION IS WHERE HAPPY HARRY'S IS NOW IN THE SAME SHOPPING CENTER THEY JUST CHANGED PLACES.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 09:18:38 (EST)
MITCHELL'S 5 & 10 is now Mitchell's Hobby Shop where they sell mostly HO and other train supplies. They're still in the shopping center, but I don't know if it's at the original location.
Connie
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 08:32:49 (EST)
My family moved to the "new" Fairfax subdivision from Monroe Park in 1953. The first house we lived in on Waverly Road was brand new, and the property had not even been planted with grass at the time. The only shopping center I can remember then on the old 2-lane Concord Pike was at Fairfax: a Hearn Brothers market, Mitchell's 5&10-type store, a nice restaurant, and a bowling alley were some of the businesses in the two-building "mall." The Wanamaker store over on Augustine Cutoff opened at just about that same time. The Shortline bus to and from West Chester was the only means of public transit to get to downtown from Fairfax. Back then, it seemed like we were really out in the sticks. How times change!
Bob
Stamford, CT USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 07:56:19 (EST)
These memories aren't as old but; How about the Farmer in the Dell restaraunt on Naaman's Road? Or when Naaman's road was actually less than 800 lanes! The bowling alleys that closed--Silverside, and Holiday Lanes. The infamous bar--The Talley Ho! Also remember what the old Concord Mall looked like, before Strawbridges? Pomeroy's at one end, and Almart at the other?
Lou <Louis.Marziotti@penske.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 06:59:07 (EST)
HI, ALL THIS FOOD TALK IS MAKING ME HUNGRY SO I THOUGHT I WOULD ADD MY TWO CENTS WORTH. FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE A GREAT CINNAMON BUN RECIPE AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHARE IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN BAKING...SECONDLY, WE CAN BUY TASTYCAKES IN THE SUPERMARKET HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, WHICH IS NICE, HOWEVER, I WOULD RATHER HAVE A SUB FROM CLAYMONT SUB SHOP ON THE PHILADELPHIA PIKE, WHICH I UNDERSTAND HAS BEEN TORN DOWN. FOLLOWING WILMINGTON SUBS, I WOULD REALLY ENJOY A SLICE OF BANANA CREAM PIE FROM THE TODDLE HOUSE ON DELAWARE AVENUE NEAR THE OLD WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL. I BELIEVE I CAME CLOSE TO EATING A SLICE OF BANANA CREAM PIE ALMOST EVERY DAY THE ENTIRE THREE YEARS I WENT TO WILMINGTON HIGH. AND THE REALLY GREAT THING THEN WAS THAT WITH ALL THAT PIE AND ALL THOSE SUBS I WAS STILL UNDERWEIGHT. NEXT, RAISEN BREAD IS ALSO HIGH ON MY CRAVINGS LIST..THAT IS THE RAISEN BREAD WITH THAT DELICIOUS WHITE ICING ON THE CRUST. WE GET PLAIN OLD RAISEN BREAD DOWN HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI) BUT IT NEVER HAS ICING ON IT WHICH IS THE BEST PART. THIS TIME OF THE YEAR I ALSO MISS CIDER...THE KIND YOU BUY ALONG THE SIDE OF THE ROAD THAT GOES BAD IN A FEW DAYS. AND, LASTLY FOR THE MOMENT, I REALLY WOULD LOVE A HEAPING PLATE OF MRS. RUBINOS SPAGHETTI...NO MEATBALLS, JUST THE SPAGHETTI WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF TOMATO SAUCE. I WENT TO MRS. ROBINOS THIS TIME LAST NOVEMBER WHEN I WAS VISITING FAMILY IN WILMINGTON BUT IT WAS TOO EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED. ALSO MISSED IS BEAUTIFUL LONGWOOD GARDENS, THE WILMINGTON DRAMA LEAGUEM THE PLAYHOUSE IN THE DU PONT BUILDING AND EVEN THE MINI ZOO ALONG THE BRANDYWINE. NOT MISSED IS THE ST. GEORGES BRIDGE WHICH I ALWAYS HAD TO DRIVE OVER TAKING MY KIDS TO CAMP TOCHWAGH NEAR WORTON, MARYLAND. THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS SITE....I REALLY ENJOY READING EVERYONE'S POSTINGS. NOW THAT THE HURRICANE SEASON IS OVER (ALMOST) I SEND AN EARLY HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL...AND HAPPY SNOW SHOVELING THIS WINTER, WHICH I REALLY, REALLY DON'T MISS. AND A SPECIAL HI TO CUZ BOB VEAZEY...I ENJOYED YOUR LAST POST TO ME ABOUT YOUR INTERESTING WORK PROJECT. I WAS IMPRESSED.
Patricia
Key Biscayne, FL USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 04:01:12 (EST)
When we moved to Texas in May of `57 gasoline was $.17 a gallon
mickey
tx USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 00:04:43 (EST)
RE:"dairies" Delamore Dairy @ Lancaster Ave & Scott St - best milkshakes in town & the banana splits... Got name from its original home in the basement of my grandparents' house at 6th St. & Delamore Place where it was started in 1923 - moved to Lancaster Ave. in 1926 where it remained to fatten up Wilm. 'til 1983. Lots of good memories there - anybody have stories to share?
Mary Jo <ICCDJo@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 23:54:54 (EST)
I was a paperboy in the late fifties & early sixties. I delivered the Evening Journal. Cost $.42 per week for six days. Mostly I made 8 cents for a tip because most customers gave you 50 cents and told you to keep the change. I use to pick up 2 bundles at 2nd & Jackson St then later on around the corner at 2nd & Cherry ST. The size of your route determined how many bundles you got to pick up. My route was on South Harrison St from Chestnut St to Sycamore St. A pretty big route, always 2 bundles, except holidays, then I had 3 or 4. The bundles were wrapped in wire and you had to have wire cutters to open the bundles. Sometimes I used a wagon and sometimes I just carried them in the canvas bag. I'd put the 2 bundles in the bag, drape the handle over my head, bend forward about 90 degees and start walking. If my father caught me doing it this way he'd yell and say I'm going to break my neck. Sometimes I felt that he was right, those bundles got heavy. Friday night and Saturday mornings were collection days. I had the cards and hole punch. I used to love knocking on the door to collect the money and someone would yell "we're not home". Really. I guess in those days they thought kids were stupid. Some people would swear they paid but they didn't. THose are the one's whose houses I'd bing-bang extra good on mischeif night :) Anyway, thanks for letting me share.
Joe <sgtpepper212@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 22:35:15 (EST)
I know all you people that grew up in the 80's (not 1880s!) remember Spinning Wheels up on 202!
Lou <louis.marziotti@penske.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 16:44:12 (EST)
Weird topic, but does anyone know the history around North Graylyn Crest? Did anything tragic happen there since the 1950's? Any history about what was there before the development. Call me crazy, but I think I may have a problem in my house of the spiritual kind. Email me with anything you know.
Speeder <speedermurdoch@comcast.net>
Wilmington, De USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 16:02:30 (EST)
I remember the long lines at the pump during the mid '70s. I had a VW Rabbit and they had a rule that one must buy a minimum of $5 worth. My car wouldn't hold $5 worth!
Connie
USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 08:28:28 (EST)
I REMEMBER THE PRICE WARS,AND THE LONG LINES AT THE GAS PUMPS. WOULD NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN.
K.Burton <Bbreckslnkid10@YAHOO.COM>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 07:48:24 (EST)
Not to change the subject, but my latest gasoline purchase caused me to remember the good old days. Does anyone else remember the Elsmere gas wars in the '60s - .25 a gallon?
Connie
USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 07:41:53 (EST)
Dave, that's right, the #12 was the (Baynard) Boulevard line, and the #11 was the Washington Street line, and they may still be designated as such.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 22:35:43 (EST)
Richard: Thanks for correcting me, I wrote that wrong, let me post the full relative parts of that paragraph, which was in regards to the trackless trolleys start-up: "Work of erecting new overhead began in 1939 over most of the streetcar system, with trackless trolleys planned to replace streetcars on the same routes except between Union Gardens and Oak Grove, where existing bus service was to be strengthened instead. *There were also to be two extensions of overhead into territory not served by streetcars: the west 8th Street line......, and the new Pierre S. duPont High School at 34th & Monroe would be reached by an extension of the Boulevard branch of the Washington Street line*". Evidently, before 1939, there was no service (other than Wash. St. streetcar) in that area. Trackless trolley service on the Washington Street line and it's Boulevard branch began on Oct. 8, 1939. The first trackless trolley service in the city, on the Delaware Ave. line, started in Sept. 1939. I don't know when P.S. duPont was built. I guess if anyone took the streetcar to P.S. before Oct. 1939, they rode the Wash. St. line to 34th St., and walked the three blocks to P.S.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 22:25:29 (EST)
Bruce: I think PS DuPont high school was built in 1934 and the Trackless Trolleys didn't start running until about 1938. Your quote from Motor Coach Age, did it refferance the Trackless Trolleys when the school was built?
Richard <MightyTaskMaster@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 19:49:42 (EST)
My uncle drove the old fashion trolley car, No 5 on to Newport. You could buy the tokens for 4 for a quarter. My grandmother made frequent visits to Richardson Park. He kept her supplied with tokens. I`ve seen a picture of the horse drawn trolley. Remember the transfers they gave you to sometimes to complete your trip. Anyone remember the switches where sometimes they had to wait for the one coming in the opposite direction where there were only singe tracks ?
mickey
tx USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 18:25:45 (EST)
Right, Dave- I lived near 30th and West Sts and went to P. S. Jr. High in 1947. In 1950, my folks moved to Edgemoor Terrace, and I kept going to P.S. for about 6 months. I'd have to take the #20 Edgemoor (one of the few diesel buses around Wilmington) in to 10th & Market, transfer to the 12 Boulevard trolley out to 34th & Van Buren. I used to walk home after school, down Lea Blvd to the Sears store, up the Phila. Pike to Edgemoor Road and up past the quarry to Edgemoor. I'm not sure which was the worse trip... but after 6 months I transferred to Mt. Pleasant H. S., which wasn't quite as far (but it was uphill- both ways!)
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, Ca USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 18:14:04 (EST)
IF I REMEMBER RIGHT YOU TOOK THE #12 TRACKLESS TROLLEY TO GET TO P.S. DUPONT HIGH SCHOOL. AT LEAST IN THE LATE 1940 YOU DID I LIVED AT 25TH AND MADISON AND WOULD WALK AND RIDE THE #12 OUT THERE AND MY MOHTER WOULD RIDE THE #11 TO GO THE TEACH AT HARLAND AT 36TH AND JEFFERSON
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 17:17:40 (EST)
The laundry located at 8th and Union Streets was called "The Tub". It closed in the early 1980's, became "The Cantina" (a Mexican restaurant) for many years, and is now home to another Mexican restaurant (I cant remember the name).
Art
DE USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 16:16:05 (EST)
In the 1960s with a Student ID card, you could ride the Delaware Coach Company for 15 cents. That was before they went on strike and out of business. I did not ride in a Wilmington buss again until earlier this year!
Mike Klezaras
New Castle, USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 15:08:47 (EST)
In the 50s (Nineteen-50s)there was a laundry on Union Street that was built to resemble a washtub or washing machine. Anyone know when that was built?
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 15:04:22 (EST)
TO BILL FISHER,----I REMEMBER WHEN THE BUS FARE WAS 8 CENTS. AS A MATTER OF FACT,I STILL HAVE ONE OF THOSE TOKENS,WHICH I HAVE KEPT IN A SMALL TIN (AN AVON SAMPLE BOX OF POWDER.)I HAVE HAD IT SINCE ABOUT 1947. I ALWAYS WONDERED IF IT WOULD BE WORTH ANYTHING. I DON'T IMAGINE THERE ARE MANY TIN AVON BOXES AROUND EITHER.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
WILMINGTON,DE, De. USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 14:34:16 (EST)
BILL: You're prolly right, it was .08 cents and not .18cents. ( Class of 1950 )
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 13:53:21 (EST)
I remember the trolley fare in the mid-40's as being 8. Does anyone remember the little tokens with the cutout "W" in the center? Anyone have one of them? They might be worth something on the collector's market these days...
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 13:32:55 (EST)
ART: Kids who lived within a certain geographical area in Old Wilmington had the choice of going to either Wilmington High or P.S. How you got there was your problem. I too, walked from the Eastside to Wilmington High School. EIGHTEEN city blocks each way! There were trackless trolleys then, but you had to pay your own way. I think the fare was about .18cents. My parents didn't have a car,so we took the trolley or a taxi (right, sure, big laugh there)or we walked. We always felt safe walking around Old Wilmington, even after dark.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 12:57:12 (EST)
Art: The era you are talking of was before my time, but a copy of Motor Coach Age magazine I have quotes thus: "the new Pierre S. du Pont High School would be reached by an extension of the Boulevard branch of the Washington Street line" of the trackless trolleys. Therefore, it appears that the trolleys were in place before the school was built. Public transortation in Wilmington began in the middle of the 1800's (1864), and there has been continuous growth ever since; in fact, the peak years of public transit were during WW-II, with 1944 having the highest number of riders (36,200,000). So, there was public transportation during the years you are thinking of.
Bruce <spyderxl(at)comcast.net>
Wilmington, USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 10:58:30 (EST)
Looking for some P.S. graduates to help me on this one. Recently, while discussing St. Mary's Church with my mother, she recalled that the kids who grew up in in the area surroundng St. Mary's went to P.S. That led us to wondering how those kids go to school. I know everyone walked back then,(my mother walked from Hedgeville to Wilmington High), but to P.S. from the East side of town seems a lot farther. I'm talking about the World War II years, before someone knew someone who had a car. Any recollections on this? Did school start later or did everyone start walking earlier? Was there a trolley? Thanks for all the great memories!
Art
Wilmington, USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 10:34:58 (EST)
just got back from the farmers market at Boothwyn and on sat. night at closing what is left goes on sale 2 doz. 7$--can't count on any being left, so get them while you can. They do have a sign saying we ship anywhere
Jean
USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 19:59:57 (EST)
anyone who wants STICKY BUNS search the web for recipes which come close in taste. It's better than nothing!
Connie
USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 16:12:06 (EST)
I grew up north of Wilmington in the 30's and 40's. After reading the comments on this site yesterday about "sticky buns" my appetite was whetted. Checked at Krogers this AM without any luck. Asked the lady at the bakery counter and she responded "What are sticky buns?" I guess they're East Coast like Steak sandwiches. Enjoy this site very much. Thanks, Harry.
Delmer Nicholson <barnicho@msn.com>
Cincinnati, USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 15:50:47 (EST)
Wow, Dave- that rings a bell... I think I remember those Louisiana Ring Cakes, but it's been a heck of a long time. We're talking around 1946 or 47 for me... but I definitely remember the Applesauce Cake- it was GOOD! But I guess it came in more of a loaf than a ring, now that I think hard about it.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 00:30:34 (EST)
BILL MY WIFE TELLS ME THEY WERE CALLED RICE'S LOUISIANA RING CAKES
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN , DE USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 22:38:10 (EST)
Sticky Buns?...Who has Sticky Buns??....lol
Bob
Browntown, DE USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 17:54:19 (EST)
HI:LINDA: I went to Katies about every night from 1955-1960 and I do remember your mom (Helen). She always made sure I had a good meal and Guy, who was a good friend,took care of the beer.We had great conversations at the bar with Nick,Guy, my friend Paul and the guy at the end of the bar with one arm ( who could play a good game of golf).
FRANK <FRANKCPA@HOTMAIL.COM>
USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 15:49:01 (EST)
Mickey, I have a great sticky bun recipe and if you send me your e-mail, I'll pass it on. It is slightly different than the Wilmington version in that it has pecans instead of raisins. It would be easy to substitute though. We make them every Christmas.
Pat LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 14:31:01 (EST)
VICTORIA: The DelRose...yes!! When my husband and I wanted to have dinner somewhere away from kids, that was our once-a-week choice ( minors weren't allowed ). The food was fabulous when your Aunt owned it! We had a favorite waitress, "Wanda." We always ordered a take-out-dinner for our pre-teenage granddaughter. When she turned 18, (the legal drinking age back then) we offered her a family dinner anywhere of her choosing, including the Green Room or Le Bec Fin. She chose the DelRose...They treated her like Royalty. It didn't get any better than the DelRose back then.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 14:26:07 (EST)
Since we have been talking about sticky buns all week I could not wait till Fri. to go to the farmers market to get some for my breakfast tomorrow morning, I know half will be gone tonight with tea.
Jean
USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 14:13:43 (EST)
I`m glad to see Govatos mentioned They have to best candy made . I get two boxes of it sent me every Chriatmas. Also, I knew about the little girl on hubers bread wrapper. When my father worked for them driving the big truck south to lower DE, We got to go to one of the picnics he gave his employs and that daughter took me up to her room and showed me all her collectables
mickey
tx USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 11:32:44 (EST)

My connections are all over Wilmington...went to Conrad as a HS, graduated in '70. Did Fatima, St.Johns, St.Anthonys and Krebs before that...am looking for the son of a good friend who died way too young, Angela Milano (St.Anthony's and Conrad) is her name...she had a son, I'd love to find. and if you remember DelRose (when it was my Aunts and had good food) then you're remembering a great Spizzato sandwich! I recall going to Wilm. Dry Goods with my mom and aunts on a Sat...then to Govatos for lunch...what a treat, I still love going there for lunch when in Wilm. It is still the same, not many places can say that. Thanks for this website.
Victoria <spirit429@netscape.net>
Philadelphia, p USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 09:51:55 (EST)
The cute little girl on the Huber's Sunbeam package was the owners (George Huber,sr) daughter. It was my dad(Frank Bisio)who came up with that idea.He ran the bakery for 25 years for Mr. Huber.It was a great place for college students to work in the summer months. If anyone out there worked at the bakery I would like to hear from you.
frank <frankcpa@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 09:35:04 (EST)
RE: Rice's cake. It was an orange ring cake. My mom bought them all the time. It had tiny bits of orange peel in the frosting. Didn't know Tastykake mailed to all the USA. Last time I tried to send them to Virginia (my son-in-law loves them) they told me they didn't ship that far. Will have to try again. Thanks for the update.
Dot <dorothy.m.becker@dupont-dow.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 07:16:02 (EST)
I get TastyKakes at my Publix here in Florida. We can get the Butterscotch Krimpets, Chocolate Cupcakes and those delicious little chocolate-covered peanut butter cakes. Yum! TastyKakes are sold in several locations throughout the country. Remember licking the icing off the waxpaper covering in the summer?
Pat LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 07:15:50 (EST)
I had a step grand daughter staying with her husband just over the bridge from Philly in NJ last year For Xmas she brought me 4 boxes of Tasty Kake Butterscotch Krimpets. I get a circular every year near xmas with an order blank from The Taste of Philly. I even get subs from them but no sticky buns.
mickey
tx USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 00:16:22 (EST)
Bob W, I live north of you in Newtown and I just finished a Tasty Kake Butterscotch Krimpet. I get them at the Stop & Shop here in Newtown. Check with your local Stop & Shop they may be able to get them along with the Chocolate Cup Cakes I get sometimes. Good hunting. Mike
Mike Snyder <kmsins@msn.com>
Newtown, Ct USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 23:13:41 (EST)
I Remember Hubers, that wonderful smell of the bread baking. You could smell it all over the neighborhood,when I was a child and lived at 13th & DuPont Street.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 22:49:37 (EST)
Cool site!! Remember "The Dog House" on the Concord Pike-The best hot dogs!!!
anne <dixiequeen@alltel.net>
Jeffersonville, GA USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 21:37:41 (EST)
BOB! Oops, we're spelling it wrong. Go to www.tastykakes.com My the plain chocolate one are my fav, too. (wonders if Bob wants my shipping address? - giggle)
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 21:34:16 (EST)
Ah, TASTEE KAKES. Bob, they're still sold in every Supermarket in Delaware. Next time I go, I look up the www. for you. I understand they ship them anywhere in the USA.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Area, DE USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 21:23:34 (EST)
I remember that Huber's Sunbeam packaging featured an illustration of a cute little girl, and that Freihofer's Sunny Boy featured a young blond boy. "Sunbeam" was evidently a franchised brand name, because in other parts of the country in the 1950's, you could buy Sunbeam bread, but it wasn't baked by Huber's in Wilmington. I suspect that the situation for "Sunny Boy", and for the "Holsum" name as well. Woops! All of a sudden I have a great craving for a package of Tastee-Kakes, the way they used to make them with the slab of icing poured across three delicious, fresh cupcakes, and with the waxed paper wrapping! Hostess cakes could never hold a candle to Tastee. Help!
Bob W.
Stamford, CT USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 21:01:06 (EST)
Dave, could that Rice's Bakery cake have been their Applesauce Cake? If I recall, it came in the form of a ring, and was most delicious.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 20:18:07 (EST)
Mickey, for your sticky buns go to boothscorner.com hit merchant directory, then hit donut haven andyou will get all the info.
Jean
USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 19:15:59 (EST)
can`t get anything on that boothscorner thing. What ever happened to Hubers sunbeam bread ? My father used to drive their big truck to the Southern parts of DE. Bond bread delivered to my house by horse and wagon. He left the bread on the window sill Now you know how old I am. Diamond ice also used horses so did the street washers`wagon
mickey
USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 19:00:34 (EST)
BOND BREAD WAS VERY DRY IF I REMEMBER RIGHT THEY WOULD LEAVE IT OFF RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR . RICES HAD A CAKE THAT WAS TO DIE FOR SOME KIND OF RING CAKE THEY ALSO WENT DOOR TO DOOR THERE WAS CAPITAL BAKERY THEY WERE AT 11TH AND HEALD THE GOODS WERE TRUCKED IN EVERY NIGHT.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 17:26:57 (EST)
I remember selling subscriptions to the Sunday Star. You could receive gifts for your sales, depending on the number. I earned a bike for my sister for Christmas selling those subscriptions door to door.
jim rambo <jrambo@state.de.us>
Wilmington, de USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 14:57:09 (EST)
http://www.boothscorner.com/newvendors/donuthaven.html
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 13:51:47 (EST)
One can mail order VERY good sticky buns from DONUT HAVEN in the Booths Corners Farmers Market. Sorry but I do not know the phone number off hand.
craig <craigberm@aol.com>
springfield, va USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 12:53:20 (EST)
Wasn't the Star also called the Star Color Press at one time? My dad worked there & would take me to visit once in a while. He would bring home glossy pictures of movie stars and the comics they printed...I think they were called "Classics"...? That's been quite a while ago - not sure if my memory is 100% correct! About 6 years ago, he asked me to drive him down Shipley - he wanted to see it again, but the building had been torn down.
Patty
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 09:07:14 (EST)
I remember going to the Star after Saturday out of town swiming meets with the YMCA to give them the results of the meets. I also had a paper route for the Subday Phila. Bulletin. My route was on Washington St from 11th st. to 8th st. Mostly apartments up & down stairs with those heavy papers,but I liked the pay which I collected by going up 7 down those stairs on Saturday.
Mike Snyder <kmsins@msn.com>
Newtown, Ct USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 22:32:35 (EST)
The Sunday Star was printed in Wilmington, the plant that printed the paper was south of Front street between Orange and West street. The paper was trucked to Delmar news at 9th and Locust st. On any given Sat night around 11pm you would have several trucks getting ready to deliver the Star, the Phila Sunday papers, the New York sunday papers, and even the Baltimore sunday papers. The Delmar news trucks delivered the papers to all the stores, However the Sunday home editions were delivered in Wilmington by a private delivery service. The plant that printed the Star also printed the Army, Navy, Air Force Times
BOB
TX USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 21:21:51 (EST)
I only knew the STAR as the SUNDAY STAR during its final days in the early 1950's. The editor/publisher in the final days was a man named Martin, and I went to college with his grandson. Its last edition was published in late April, 1954, and the Wilmington Institute Free Library (is it still called that?) has microfilm copies of the SUNDAY STAR available in its files. I know, because I looked at it in the Library back in 1998. A photograph of a group of my friends from the U. of Delaware, taken at the old B&O Station in Wilmington, appeared in the next to last issue.
Bob Wilson
Stamford, CT USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 20:34:03 (EST)
Bruce the Star was located on Shiply street just below fourth. During World Series they had a mock field displayed and you could follow the game. I allways liked their Sunday paper
bill rogers <brogers@delanet.com>
PIKE CREEK, de USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 20:21:16 (EST)
Mickey, where are you located? Send me an e-mail...
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 17:48:20 (EST)
Please, anybody. A source where I can get sticky bun sent to me ?
mickey
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 17:36:16 (EST)
I guess the days of the paper boy ,is a thing of the past. Now the papers are delivered real early in the morning about 6:00 a.m. ,by car. We have a wonderful paper lady. She is so dependable. The paper is always on time,never arrives wet,even on the worst day. It arrives wrapped in plastic. Our paper carrier is Barbara Cartwright. I used to feel so sorry for my Son years ago, when He had to deliver the heaviest of all papers, The Thanksgiving Day paper.That was back breaking.It was on that day,that I would take the papers for Him,drop them off at a couple of places,so He wouldn't have to carry them all on His back,and ride His bike at the same time.He was good,never complained.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 16:30:36 (EST)
I meant to make note of the fact that the News Journal used to be able to put out two newspapers a day - and sometimes a special edition, in addition to the regular two papers - now, they have a hard time getting one paper out a day. This is progress, since Gannett took over? It's shameful, actually.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 14:54:31 (EST)
The News Journal papers had many names over the years, as we see in the recent listings: Wilmington Morning News, Morning News, News Journal, Every Evening, Journal Every Evening, Evening Journal, and what else? Many names. I believe the Star published a daily paper off and on, besides the Sunday Star. I always thought the Star's home base was just over the bridge in Elsmere, next to, or near where Leonetti's was, but I read now that it was actually in Wilmington. So, my question is: what was the place in Elsmere, a drop-off point, or what? I know a lot of carriers used to pick up the Sunday Star there every Sunday morning - or is my mind playing tricks on me AGAIN? :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 14:51:02 (EST)
I remember The Wilmington Morning News and The Evening Journal. My grandparents bought the Sunday Star with Roto-comics; my parents bought the Philadelphia Bulletin.
Connie
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 14:41:44 (EST)
I remember the Morning News but in te old days for Sunday we had to rely on the Philadelphia Inguirer.No one remembers Bond bread or Rices Peter Wheat ?. Wish I could find a way to get me some STICKY BUNS
mickey
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 11:19:46 (EST)
Mickey, Don't forget the Sunday Star. It was put out by Star Color Press somewhere around the foot of Jefferson over to West St. below (South)of the railroad tracks and/or Front street. I delivered it for about a month during its final days. That was probably around 1953-54. Wayne
Wayne Butler
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 10:28:58 (EST)
WILMINGTON ALSO HAD THE MORNING NEWS.I DO NOT REMEMBER WHEN IT WENT OUT OF PRINT.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 10:24:13 (EST)
Does anyone remember when Wilmington had two newspapers ? The Every Evening and the News Journal What happened to Bond bread and Rices, Peter Wheat . I hope I got them right. Sometimes my memory slip s
mickey <mickey710@webtv.net>
USA - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 23:25:23 (EST)
Thanks to all who tried to get me straight on directions. Love to go back home even if it`s on the internet
mickey
USA - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 11:21:25 (EST)