Visitors Nostalgia & Memories

(Archive #12: December 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004)


I at one time lived just across the tracks from the Catheral cemetery. My sister and I would go down and wave to the fireman and he got so he would throw chunks of soft coaloff to us. That was in the lean years and once it built up gas,in the furnace and exploded, blew all the dishes from the cupboard. I too went to the B & O station and put pennies on the track. Times were lean but they were the good old days
mickey
tx USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 23:59:59 (EST)
JO Ann,You should check out Nemours in 2 years,when it is renovated.Christmas time was perfect.I was surprised to find out that most of the people taking the tour on Tuesday were from Delaware.I suppose we all want what we can't have,and knowing first hand that the estate was closing at the end of this month,made it all the more enticing.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 15:36:12 (EST)
Hi AL MINNE Ė I remember the steam locomotives on the B&O, particularly the Royal Blue passenger express. We lived in the Gardens from 1934 to 1940 at the western end of Linden St. We kids would watch the trains pass from a vacant lot on Sycamore. The B&O tracks were only a few hundred yards away across Cathedral cemetery. Sometimes we would walk up to Lancaster Ave. and stand on the bridge over the tracks as the trains went under us. After moving out to Lancaster Village in the 40ís, I would hear the locomotives late at night down in the Elsmere yards forming up the long freight trains and then slowly pick up speed as they headed north. Occasionally we would walk down to Elsmere junction and put pennies on the track. A passing train would roll them out to about 2 inches long. Kids now days donít have the simpler pleasures we enjoyed back then.
Tom Wood
Albertson, NY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 00:37:27 (EST)
Harry B: Are you by any chance one of the "Boys from 8th & West?
Jo Ann
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 16:35:29 (EST)
How well I remember the Hagley Museum. When I got out of the Navy in 1956,that was the first job I had at the Hall of Records next to the Hagley. We would work overtime as night watchman at the Hagley while they were converting it from the Mill house to the Museum.
Harry Brand <salliesbrand @aol.com>
Wilmington, De. USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 14:29:26 (EST)
Tallest Bldg: Chase Manhattan Center, 23-Stories High.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 10:20:00 (EST)
So, what is the tallest building in Delaware??
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 09:50:28 (EST)
KAY: I was thinking about you over the holidays. Yes, Delaware does have it's few palaces, courtesy of the duPont family. I haven't been to the Nemours Estate for about 7 years, but yes, it's truly magnificent. Hey, every Delawarean of our geneations should have at least ONE duPont Day in our lives, huh?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 09:36:49 (EST)
Re- Jo Ann, I actually got to tour Nemours yesterday,how enjoyable was that? Although I has been there years ago,I had forgotten how beautiful the house was.I had never seen it at Christmas time. I asked our tour guide about the gate at the main entrance.The only knowledge that She had,was that the gates had come fron France.She had only worked there as a guide for one year.She was very good.Her name was Missy,and She now lives on Brecks Ln.,where I grew up. Small world !!! The estate will close on the 30th of this month,for repairs to the heating and electrical system,alarm systems etc.The visual part of the house will remain the same. After our tour,we had High Tea at Hotel DuPont. I guess you could call it a DuPont afternoon.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 08:10:08 (EST)
DAVE: That sounds like an interesting thing you do. Hagley is one of my fav places to take kids. You must know a great deal about it to qualify as a guide? I'm only teasing you about the book. I'm sure much of your knowledge is first-hand information.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 23:57:33 (EST)
Hello DAVE CAUFFMAN, Thanks to you and the others on the site for bringing back many memories!! I remeber most of the places and things you folks are writing about. You name is particulary familar. Do you rmeber me, Al Minne? For that matter does anyone remeber me? I was not that memorable!! I graduated from Conrad in 1960. By the way J.D.P., I went to Lore cirica 1946,47,48. Anyone remeber Warner Theater? It was one of my first after school jobs. how about Silver's Pharmacy in Elsmere? I actually remeber steam engines in Elsmere. Anyone else? Happy New year to any and all of my old friends from the Wilminton area!
Al Minne <alminne@msn.com>
Temecula, CA USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 19:29:11 (EST)
I DONT HAVE A BOOK I AM A GUIDE AT HAGLEY I RUN THE MACHINE SHOP,WHEN I AM THERE
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN , DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 18:24:52 (EST)
Way to go, Harry! Last one: "Situated in Wilmington, what is Delaware's tallest building?"
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 17:13:36 (EST)
John Rascob built the Empire State Bldg. His home is the Archmere Academy today.
Harry Brand <salliesbrand@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 16:41:36 (EST)
Yep, Dave, it was the American Eagle. C'mon, admit ya got the book? ha ha. Oh, and my error, it has 192 pages, not 102. "What former Claymont, DE resident, built the Empire State Building in NYC?"
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 16:07:50 (EST)
NO I DON'T HAVE THE BOOK I JUST KNOW THESE THINGS.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 13:18:30 (EST)
JO ANN I HAVE NOT BEEN TO TIME SQUARE SINCE 1954.THE NAME OF THE SHIP WAS THE AMERICAN EAGLE AND IT DID NOT HAVE A VERY GOOD CAPTAIN .
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN , DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 13:16:07 (EST)
Hey guys and girls, My daughter gave me a great book for Christmas! "Delaware Trivia", by Phil Milford. Softback 102 pages, copyright 2001. So it's rather up-to-date with it's DE info. Anyone else have this book? Q. What was the name of the ship that brought Delaware's famous duPonts to the United States in the beginning of the 19th century?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 10:28:43 (EST)
DAVE: Gee, does that mean you're not gonna be in Times Square on New Years Eve? Hope you all had a great Holiday. Me? I'm looking forward to dull old January, myself! We're waiting for you, Harry. ::wonders who will be the first one here::
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 09:42:02 (EST)
GUESS WHERE I WILL BE FIRST THING NEW YEARS MORNING.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 21:28:59 (EST)
Dum de dum de dum, I wish Jan. 1st would get here soon! This is harder than waiting for Christmas morning. Dum de dum de dum de dum :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 15:40:53 (EST)
Bill Hare <wchamerica@aol.com>
Ocala, Fl USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 13:31:28 (EST)
I remember "Blackie" the barber on 30th Street between West and Washington; that was about 1947-1949... Same guy? Didn't he move his shop to the little shopping center in the same block as the Edgemoor Theater? It was on the south corner; the other end was the Edgemoor Drug Store.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Wes, Ca USA - Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 00:51:56 (EST)
Anybody remember "Blackie" the barber on Market Street, between 29th and 30th?
Ed Dougherty <e.b.dougherty@worldnet.att.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 20:57:01 (EST)
Wow! Yes, that was Richman's ice cream in New Jersey. Thanks for confirming my memories of that. I remember Sally Starr at Riverview; in fact, I saw her there in 1960 and had an autographed picture of her from there! I spent the summer of 1960 with my grandparents in Wilmington rather than go with my parents and younger brothers on a vacation to England, believe it or not. Actually, it was not really a vacation, as my Dad was working while there; I actually asked my parents about this a few years ago, wondering if they had caved in to the "demands" of a 7 year old and found out that they were actually relieved because it would be less expensive for them. Gotta laugh at that! I certainly had more fun with my grandparents (who probably let me go a bit wild since they probably gave me whatever I wanted). At any rate, my Dad told me that he "owes" me a trip to England, but I still don't want to cash in on it--afraid of flying that far!
Ruth <zavijah@earthlink.net>
Hyattsville, MD USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 14:18:55 (EST)
On the west side of Concord Avenue between Washington and Jefferson in about 1950, there was a barber shop named "Al's" where I got my first Wilmington crewcut. Al himself later gave me a paid "commission" to make a couple of handlettered showcard signs for use in the shop. (At that time,I was a sometime 'student" of Art Instruction, Inc., the art correspondence school.) Just up the street from Al's was a beauty parlor. A lady named Ola Whitcomb worked there. She also worked part-time as a waitress/counter server at Sam's Restaurant and Coffee Shop at the corner of Concord and Jefferson. I remember Ola scooping out a pound of Dolly Madison ice cream onto a paper tray, at Sam's. Where I had come from, ice cream was sold by the quart, not the pound, and packed in small tubs. So that was a new experience for me, just as was Ola's old Delaware custom of calling all of the customers "Honey." Merry Christmas to all of the OldWilmington.net crew!
Bob
Stamford, CT USA - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 07:40:50 (EST)
Ruth, Cowtown is going strong every Tuesday and Saturday. The Richmans Building, with the big cow out front, is still there selling ice cream from the window. The restaurant is still open. The actual plant is closed. That one is on Rt 40 in Sharptown (just outside of Woodstown) A Richman's was opened in Pennsville on Rt 49 but it's no longer open. The building is still there waiting for a new occupant. Sally Starr is still around. She is at the Septemberfest every year in Pennsville at the site of the old Riverview Beach Park. In the 60's, she was a part of Frontier Land at Riverview Park.
sally
pennsville, nj USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 21:11:29 (EST)
Ruth, you mean 43rd and Market for Sears. I don't remember the anniversary and cake, but lived just up the hill, and remember the store being built - when they moved out of downtown. I was always running around in that store. As for the ice cream, do you mean the Richman's Ice Cream factory and store? Fresh fromn the factory, the ice cream was better than any other - but the bulk packs lost a lot of flavor in the process. I understand the factory doesn't make ice cream anymore, but the store and restaurant are still open (don't know, though, as I haven't been over there in years). About Sally Starr, I don't know if you can pick up 92.1 FM radio, from Vineland, NJ, but Sally Starr does a Sunday radio show every week, from about noon to 3 PM with lots of talk, and a little bit of country music. Most of the rest of the time, that station plays oldies. So, set your dial to 92.1 and see if you can pick it up.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 13:40:58 (EST)
Thank you, Harry, for keeping the guestbook up while the site is upgraded! And a -huge- thank you for keeping this site open to all--it's a wonderful site, especially for the nostalgic memories that are shared here. Thank you again! Let's see if anyone else remembers this--the Sears store at 30th and Market had a 75th anniversary celebration sometime in the early to mid 1960s with a huge birthday cake that had silver dollars in it! At least that's my memory; I can remember my Grandad taking my younger brothers and I there and getting the cake pieces with the silver dollars in them. We held onto those dollars for several years, then spent them, unfortunately. Also (and this is a bit out of the Wilmington area), does anyone recall an ice cream place in New Jersey, not too far from the Cowtown rodeo? It was a place like the old Linthwaithes on Concord Pike, where you go up to the window and order your cone. I was surprised to find out recently that Cowtown rodeo is still open, btw--I remember Sally Starr used to advertise that place all the time.
Ruth <zavijah@earthlink.net>
Hyattsville, MD USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 12:34:15 (EST)
Do you remember the Peanut Man on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City? This was before the Casinos were even thought of down there.
Harry Brand <salliesbrand>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 10:28:55 (EST)
THERE WAS A STORE CALLED JIMMY JOHNS AT 5TH AND KING THAT HAD TWO ROASTER ON THE SIDE WALK ON 5TH THAT SOLD ROASTED PEANUT FOR 5 CENTS A BAG WE WOULD BUY THEM AND TAKE THEM TO THE GRAND EVERY SAT I THINK IT WAS A PRODUCE STORE BUT SOLD PEANUTS ON THE SIDE.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 07:58:40 (EST)
I forgot the "R". The store was in Pennsgrove NJ
Sally
Pennsville, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 18:19:48 (EST)
Thanks for the answer to the Kennards question. There was a store in Pennsgove, NJ in the 60's that I knew had the same name as a Market Street store in Wilmington. The one in PG burned down in the 60's. I used to take the bus from Pennsville to Wilmington. I remember Braunsteins, Wilmington Dry Goods and Woolworths. Also, on Rt 13, the Ellis Drive In.. the last movie I saw there was Blood Feast. Oh, and Shoppers Fair. Does anyone remember Blue Rock Drum and Bugle Corp? Anyone ever a member? How about the Fireman's Parades
Sally
Pennsville, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 18:18:28 (EST)
Re--Jim Rambo,you are right about the pet monkey.I remember this in the late 40's.I thought The owner sold roasted Chestnuts,instead of peanuts,I could be wrong.Maybe someone out there could set me straight ???
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 17:22:25 (EST)
I was a bit too young to see duty in Bora Bora with the Delaware National Guard, but I was a member of Hq & Hq Battery, 261st AAA Brigade from 1955 to 1959. We were the Hq of an organization that included the 198th Artillery, which was the unit that went to Bora Bora, as I understand it.
The book mentioned is indeed "Bogged down in Bora Bora: A history of the 198th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft) on Bora Bora Island, 1942-1943" by Ervan F Kushner. Sadly, it's now out of print. I found a reference on Amazon.com, however.

Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 15:42:00 (EST)
Is there anyone from Wilmington out there who went to Bora Bora with the Delaware National Guard during WWII? My father was a Lieutenant who went. There is a book out written by one of the officers. I have it home so I'll guess at the name. "Bogged Down In Bora Bora" It is very interesting.
r.grayson <randjgrayson@hotmail.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 12:39:11 (EST)
Wasn't there also an organ grinder with a pet monkey who was stationed on the West side of King Street, just above Fourth? I seem to recall that he also sold peanuts?? Am I losing it or can someone else confirm. Makes me feel like one of those guys who's seen a UFO and doesn't know whether to admit to it or not. Then again, it has been 45 years!
jim rambo <jrambo@state.de.us>
Wilmington, de USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 09:27:12 (EST)
THE PEANUT MAN on Market Street.......when my family first came to Wilmington in 1949, moving from a small city up in the Hudson Valley, one of my first impressions was that Wilmington was a far more sophisticated and cosmopolitan city than was my home town. That was because the Planter's Peanut Man, patrolling the east side of Market Street from his base store somewhere between the Aldine and the Grand Theaters, was only the second "peanut man" I had ever seen. Before that, the only other one I was ever aware of patrolled a block on the east side of Times Square in NY City, which to me was one of the hallmarks of the Big City sceme.
Bob Wilson
Stamford, CT USA - Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 08:02:59 (EST)
There definitely was a Kennards on Market St. In fact, I bought the suit I was married in there in 1961. It was on the west side of Market between 7th and 8th, I believe. Another department store about a block away was Crosby & Hill. Braunsteins was on the east side of Market. I remember having a "charge-a-plate" (as they were called then) at Braunsteins. The bill came due in 30 days. My Dad was disgusted that I had the charge account. He said to me: "I can't believe that you would put something on your back that wasn't paid for"! How times have changed.
Pat LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 19:38:23 (EST)
<<< PLEASE CLICK ON THE '1961 MARKET STREET STORE LISTINGS' ABOVE TO SEE ALL OF THE STORES THAT WERE ON MARKET STREET >>>
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 19:29:10 (EST)
Re-Planter's Peanut Store. I know for sure that there was a Planter's Peanut store at 4th & Marker in the 50's. My friend Beverly and I would wait inside the store,to get in out of the cold,and away from the Derelict's,as we waited for the bus on Saturday nights to take us to St.Elizabeth's dances. Don't remember another store in the area.That's not to say that there wasn't a second one,only that I don't remember.
K.Burton
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 18:42:52 (EST)
Bill Fisher: Although I lived out at 202 Wilm. W. Chester Pike, I hung around in Wilmington and started working there about 1958 (age 16) at: the Dry; Hoy's 5&10 Fountain; Gaylords on Miller road; Danforth Drug Fountain; and Hearns Grocery. I ran around with the Talleyville crowd and WDEL. In 1960, I married Jerry Jackson from Silverside Rd in Wilmington. We lived in Gwinhurst. Will write more later. Thanks for the note. Barbara
Barbara Loveland (Halfen/Jackson) <jacek.a.haciak@state.or.us>
Salem, OR USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 16:58:38 (EST)
OOPS! I just noticed you said, the 60s. I remember it from the late 40s early 50's. I don't know when it closed.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 15:30:08 (EST)
SALLY: There sure was a Kenards Dept Store on Market Street. On the Westside of Market, I believe between 7th & 8th? My Mother had a 'charge account' there. I can remember because I was a teen, and my Mother let me go alone and buy a bathing suit. I didn't have a cent with me. Just told the sales lady my Mom's name and she had me sign for it and gave me the bathing suit :) I guess department store charge accounts were the forerunner of today's credit cards?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 15:26:47 (EST)
Was there ever a store by the name of Kennards or Sheppards on Market Street in the 1960's?
Sally
Pennsville, NJ USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 15:03:30 (EST)
Re: Mr. Peanut; maybe there was a second store, or maybe the store moved to (area of) 4th & Market, NW corner, in the 50's, but I distinctly remember the Planter's store, and it's big roaster at the door, spreading the aroma all around that corner when I would be in that area, near Wilm. Dry, where we did most of our shopping. Mr. Peanut used to walk all up and down Market St., he wasn't stationary at the front of the store. I was born in 41, so don't remember the era Pat remembers. Could the store have moved? :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 11:13:27 (EST)
Re: Mr. Peanut; maybe there was a second store, or maybe the store moved to (area of) 4th & Market, NW corner, in the 50's, but I distinctly remember the Planter's store, and it's big roaster at the door, spreading the aroma all around that corner when I would be in that area, near Wilm. Dry, where we did most of our shopping. Mr. Peanut used to walk all up and down Market St., he wasn't stationary at the front of the store. I was born in 41, so don't remember the era Pat remembers. Could the store have moved? :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 11:13:26 (EST)
Cuz Pat, just checked this site and saw your invitation! I am still working, check this site every morning. Don't know when or if we will get down Florida way. Personal note,sister Eleanor (Happy Birthday today!) called and said Uncle Sam not doing well. Regards, Bob
Bob Veazey
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 08:06:40 (EST)
I'm with Pat LeVan; I remember the Planters store as being between 8th & 9th on the east side of Market. One of Larry Anderson's paintings depicts Mr. Peanut out on the sidewalk a few doors down the block from Rosenbaum's Toys. I don't think he strayed too far from the store. That would have had to be somewhere in the late 40's, possibly the very early 50's.
Bill Fisher (not Mr. Peanut!) <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 23:07:18 (EST)
About the Peanut Man...in the 40's, there was a Planters Peanut store on Market Street between 8th & 9th, but closer to 9th, and on the East side of Market Street. I remember seeing the Peanut Man walking up and down in front of the store in the late 40's. Also, an interesting thing about the Peanut Man is that when I first met my former husband, who by then was out of college and working as an accountant, he told me that while he was going to school...and I don't know if he meant high school or Beacom, that he was, guess what...the Peanut Man. And that would have been sometime in the 40's. Now if cuz, Bob Veazey is reading this....Bob, you can add this to your geneaology research project. Also, Bob, if you get down to Florida come visit me on Key Biscayne...would love to see you. Incidentally, the peanut man during his peanut period, lived in Elsmere and his name was Bill Fisher. Not to be confused with the Bill Fisher on Old Wilmington. Finally, happy holiday to all Oldwilmington.net persons. I really enjoy reading this web site and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.
Patricia
Key Biscayne, FL USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 18:33:34 (EST)
IN THE EARLY FIFTYS WHEN I WENT TO BROWN VOC. THE PEANUT MAN WAS A BROWN VOC. STUDENT NAMED BENNY OWENS
joe
USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 17:54:51 (EST)
The Planter's Peanut Store was on 4th between Market & Shipley 1953 & '54 -I waited there for the bus after school (WHS). I'm not sure about after that. That's where you could usually find Zelda Quack Quack (as everyone called her) with the umbrella she carried every day!
Patty
W, USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 15:24:22 (EST)
My 1959 store listings does not show a Planters Peanut Store on 4th Street between Market & Shipley Streets.__However, #3 West 4th was vacant in 1959.__Listings are:: #1, John's Sandwich Shop; #2, Abessinio Hat Cleaner & Renzi Taylors; #3, vacant; #4, Hour Glass Cleaners; #5, Milferdi Beauty Shoppe; #6, L&H; 7, Wilmington Lunch; #9, Keystone Cigars; #10, Tandy Leather Co. then Shipley Street crosses...
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 14:08:07 (EST)
Maybe I am a little older, but I remember the Mr. Peanut store being on the east side of Market between 8th and 9th. In fact, I seem to recall their grand opening in the late summer of 1941. Mr. Peanut was walking up and down the street handing out samples. Does anyone remember the store being at that location? It was near Rosenbaum's.
Pat (Stillwell) LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 13:24:13 (EST)
THE PLANTERS PEANUT STORE WAS ON 4TH BETWEEN MARKET AND SHIPLEY NEXT TO A ARMY&NAVY STORE I THINK THERE WAS A MEN'S HAT STORE THERE ALSO.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 13:10:00 (EST)
Wasn't the Planter's store and Mr. Peanut based at 4th & Market Sts., NW corner?
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 11:38:39 (EST)
Who can recall the days when Market Street at Christmas time was crowded with shoppers, traffic and trolley cars, candy cane shaped lights on the poles and the Christmas Parade?    The Toy and Record Departments in the Wilmington Dry Goods (everybody carried a blue/grey shopping bag)?    Rosenbaums Toy store where my parents bought my Hardy Boys books?    Taking the Wanamakers bus out to their store to see the ‘Dancing Fountains’ with perfume in the water and having lunch in their ‘Tea Room”?    Seeing ‘Mr. Peanut’ walking around town?    The aroma of roasting peanuts at 4th & King Streets?    I could go on and on…
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 10:36:48 (EST)
CARL SHUPP WAS IN THE CLASS OF '51 AT P.S. duPONT HIGH SCHOOL
SHIRLEY JESTER <UJEST110@AOL.COM>
NEWARK, DE USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 23:45:05 (EST)
Sugar cubes can still be found on the table of The Mendenhall Inn,at least as of 2 years ago they could be found there.Not many places have them anymore though.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 21:49:59 (EST)
JOE: Re: The sugar cubes. I haven't seen them on a restaurant table in Delaware in years, but classy bartendrs still use them. I had a Champagne cocktail recently and it had a sugar cube, dipped in bitters in the glass.
Jo Ann <crossan@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 13:44:41 (EST)
Re: The Schupp brothers, Orion and Carl-- Orion is deceased, and Carl is retired. Carl's last known place of residence was Cape May Point, NJ. That's about all the info I have on them. I believe they both went to P. S. duPont H. S. - I know Orion did, and have to assume that Carl did, too. (By the way, the above spelling of their name is correct.)
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, Ca USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 13:40:54 (EST)
HARRY: I have one of those little creamer bottles. Also, an indivdual sized leaded-crystal cream pitcher, which holds 2-ounces, from a hotel ( don't ask ). I've never seen that type of plate tho. Nice.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
PIke Creek Valley, DE USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 13:38:01 (EST)
Boy, Harry, I hadn't thought about the paper inserts in the S.S. holders for ice cream for a long time! Thanks for bringing that memory back. :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 10:08:43 (EST)
Joe:: How about the little creamers - not sealed.__ And also, your ice cream served in a cone paper insert and placed in a stainless steal holder!
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 09:57:58 (EST)
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME ANYONE SAW SUGAR IN CUBES ( LUMPS ) IN RESTAURANTS
joe
USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 09:18:58 (EST)
JOAN HUNTER...WERE YOU TALKING ABOUT ALBERTA SANTORO ? ....IF YOU WERE SHE PASSED AWAY A FEW YRS. AGO....I REMEMBER A DOLORES ECK....FROM LORE SCHOOL
J.D.P.
USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 07:24:22 (EST)
Joan Hunter - Both brothers Carl and Orion Schupe (sp?) were at the UDel in the early 1950's, and both were members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity there, as was/is our fellow correspondent from California, Bill Fisher. Perhaps Bill can give you an update on them.
Bob W.
Stamford, CT USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 06:51:16 (EST)
I went to CB Lore school for 4th and 5th grades, circa 1943. Remember these names, Angela Santoro, Jim Fetzer,Louise Eck and the Shupes Carl and Orion and Nancy East or West. Then I moved back to PA. Does anyone know what happened to these persons? I have always wondered. Thanks.
Joan Hunter <joaniehm@aol.com>
Manchester, Vermont USA - Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 02:22:11 (EST)
To Harry, Thanks for the name Holletts. It must have been Wasman's that my dad took me to to get a Christmas Tree. It was up a little bit further. Bob, I see Barbara Phillips about once a year. She lives in Clemson, SC where her husband is retired from teaching at the university. I moved from Thompson Place in 1947. New the Days (was caught picking some of Mrs. Day's flowers and made to apologize by my mom.) We lived the second house up from 28th Street 2715, next to the Morris's and Mrs. Ludlam (I think) Was friends with a Betty Jane Hutchinson who lived on 28th between THompson Place and JEfferson Street. I would really like to go back and see the neighborhood. Barbara tells me that it's pretty run down.
Betsy Gaunt <BetsyGaunt@aol.com>
Taylors, SC USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 16:46:08 (EST)
Barbara Loveland: Did you go to school in Wilmington? Where? What years? It would help us to know if we remember you if we have a timeframe and locale...
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 12:52:02 (EST)
I love your website. It was great going back in time. Many of these things I have seen or done. I am a "before 1975" person. I remeber Tasty Kakes; Little Miss Sunbeam; Webb's Cleaners throughout the Wilmington area; Nick's Pizza and Subs - Claymont; Admiral Fuel Oil; going to Elkton to elope; the serviceman's club dances; 202 Drive-In Theater by Jimmy Johns hot dogs; Arthur Murray's Dance Studio; Continental Trailways; Penny Hill cops; bingo games at Sallie's; FFA; Arden Sub Shop; Penny Hill Flower Shop; Dearhurst; Valleybrook Golf Range. Have more. Will send later. Would like to hear from people who may remember me.
Barbara Loveland (Halfen/Jackson) <jacek.a.haciak@oregon.us.or>
Salem, OR USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 12:37:42 (EST)
HARRY: Now you KNOW we knew you were away! Just not where . Folks: I have a message from our buddy Ralph Pryor: His PC has a Trojan Horse virus that he can't seem to isolate. He's awaiting a service call. For your own protection, he asks that you not accept e-mail from his screen name (REPJFK) until further notice. And it's prolly a good idea not to send him any either. Be well, and Happy Holidays.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 10:50:22 (EST)
Larry Anderson prints::__I have 'Dollar Days' and the one with Mr. Peanut standing in front of the Grand Theater!
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 07:48:14 (EST)
I've been visiting with my brother the last five days in West Jefferson, NC---I just got rid of the JUNK in the Guestbook...
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Friday, December 17, 2004 at 07:37:27 (EST)
LOOKING AT THE MAP OF PRICES CORNER SURE BRINGS BACK THOUGHT OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS OUT THERE.
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 19:45:44 (EST)
Has anyone seen the new print out by Larry Andeson. It is of Brandywine Raceway on Nammans road. Sure does bring back many fond memories!!
Jim
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 21:32:25 (EST)
Betsy, the name of that market at 28th and Washington was Hollets. There was another one at 29th and Washington which was a jewish deli called Waxmans.When did you live there. I lived at 29th and Washington St until 1950 when we moved to Holly Oak.
Harry Brand <salliesbrand@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 21:05:04 (EST)
I have 2 paintings from Larry Anderson. One is a painting of the 800 block of Market st looking south. You can see Rosenbaums toy store, which is the reason I bought it. The other may be his latest. Its a painting of St. Hedwig Church. This is the parrish I belong to. Nice tip Bruce for telling everone to see his paintings if you're interested in old Wilmington.
Joe Ryk
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 16:48:28 (EST)
I kinda remember the Silo's at 32nd & Market. In it's earlier days, that building was a Food Fair Grocery Store, my family used to do all of our food shopping there - or at the Hearns Market at Concord Ave. and Washington St.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 10:13:41 (EST)
Does anyone remember Silo's around 32nd and Market in Wilmington ?
Steve Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , Md USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 09:01:58 (EST)
All the 7-UP plant buildings at Harvey Rd and Phila Pike are now gone to make wat for SUPER WAWA
Lee
USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 00:14:26 (EST)
I remember Tigues Drug Store,when it sat all alone.The Concord Pike wasn't built up at all.When I lived on Brecks Lane,we used to walk to Tigues there were no drug stores in our area.I can't believe we walked all that way.That was quite a hike. We also walked to Wanamakers the week it was built.Those were the days,when the traffic was very light.,and it wasn't a bit dangerous.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 22:36:22 (EST)
Betsy Gaunt - I knew a couple of families who lived on Thompson Place back in the mid to late 1940's: the Days (Preston "Dizzy" was the son and a fraternity brother of mine at Delaware, and Ellen was the daughter and a classmate of mine at PS (Class of 1952). Also the Phillips family (they owned a coal company down on Maryland Avenue). Jack, the son, was PS class of 1951, and was also a fraternity brother of mine. He passed away a couple of years ago. "Diz" is living in retirement (from Hercules) in Utah.
Bob Wilson
USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 20:36:50 (EST)
I lived on Thompson Place (located between Washington & Jefferson and 27th & 28th Street until 1947 when we moved to the "suburbs"--The Cedars near Prices Corner. I remember Hearns Market, Browns Bakery, Ponsells, Tigues, McCreary's Funeral Home. I attended Harlan Elementary School for first and second grades (transferred to Wilmington Christian School for 3-6 grades) Marshallton Junior High School and Henry C. Conrad HS (graduated in 1957). Glad to have found this website. I was thinking about the great ice cream at Brown's Bakery There was also a little market at the corner of 28th & Washington. My dad was a block warden during WW II.
Betsy Gaunt <BetsyGaunt@aol.com>
Tigerville, SC USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 19:11:25 (EST)
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to all you old Wilmingtonians! Harry, I am really looking forward to the new updated site. Thank you for all your hard work.
Pat LeVan <LeVan1606@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 16:40:21 (EST)
COUSIN LEE HE WOULD BILL HIMSELF AS THE BEST WEATHER FORECASTER THERE EVER WAS.HE WOULD PUT HIS HEAD OUT THE WINDOW AND TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS DOING. I THINK HE WAS ON WILM RADIO
DAVE CAUFFMAN
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 09:53:35 (EST)
How about Radio Park at the end of Ebright Road. There one could meet those notable personalities; Cousin Lee and his wife Sara. They would be joined by that famous singer Pee Wee. Ah! for the good old days of yore.
Alex F Wysocki <USAAF43rdBG@webtv.net>
Wilmington, USA - Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 08:31:30 (EST)
Billy Hall, Bobby Piane's palce was at 22nd and Market, across 22nd Street from Brandywine Church. Happy Holidays to all the Price's Run gang! I have three of Larry Anderson's paintings, 9th & Market (with the 5 Vandever bus), 4th and Market, and 4th and King Streets. They are great conversation pieces...great pictures, too. Hey, Billy, see you at the mall - keep on walking!
Shirley Jester <ujest110@aol.com>
Newark, DE USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 22:48:59 (EST)
Last male (I think) born in Wilmington in 1930. Grew up in the Price's Run Park area. Schools:George Gray, Warner, P.S.DuPont. Many happy memories such as walking to the Grand Movie Theater and paying 10 cents for 2 hours of entertainment; or delivering programs for the Strand in order to get a free pass to the movies. Also remember Bob Piane's first eatery/sub shop, a favorite teen gathering at 25th and Market Street. Many more too numerous to list. Happy holidays to all Vandever Ave./Price's Run "antiques".
Bill Hall <wmchall@earthlink.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 22:04:39 (EST)
Well, I see Harry has posted the " D " date. An I know we're all getting busier as the time draws nearer. So, just in case: I'll take this opportunity to wish you all: "Happy Holidays! An a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!"
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 18:03:20 (EST)
Joe Ryke,Larry does wonderful work,He gets His ideas from the people who view his prints. I was pleased to acquire The Old Chuck Wagon.I know for a fact that He is looking for a picture of The old Red Barn,to paint. The Red Barn,that was once located where Best Buy is now, on the Kirkwood Hwy.Anyone out there have such a picture ?
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 16:19:27 (EST)
Does anyone remember Sunset Park in Pennsylvania?
Connie
USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 12:33:04 (EST)
Hi Joe, Harry has had a link on the main page for Larry Anderson's site, and has posted some of his work on this site, until he recently removed most links as he prepares to redo the site. Thanks for reminding us of Larry Anderson's great works, he is very accomplished, and his works ought to be viewed by all who are interested in Wilmington scenes, especially old Wilmington scenes.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 11:37:29 (EST)
Per the WDEL site some more buildings will be razed. I'm passing this on in case anyone wants to photograph them before they're gone forever. "350 duPont employees who currently work at the company's Beech Street Engineering Center on Maryland Avenue will be moving to the Chestnut Run facility outside the city starting next spring. The company also plans to raze six of the 16 buildings on Beech Street so the land can be sold. DuPont officials say those buildings have been vacant or underutilized for more than a decade."
Connie
USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 11:36:42 (EST)
See if any of you can relate with this: How many times I wished I had taken pictures of things in Wilmington, etc., that are now gone buy not forgotten. Boy, I wish I had pictures of the Ace Theater, Market Street in the 50's, 60's & 70's, the old leather factories. The list goes on. I guess I'll pack up my 35mm & digital camera and start photographing some of the things that are still here. I remember seeing on PBS a show entitled "Things That Aren't Here Anymore". It was about Philly. PBS also did one on Wildwood,NJ. I hope somebody takes a hint and puts one together for Wilmington. Also, this is not a commercial but a local artist, Larry Anderson, has some great paintings of Wilmington, etc., from back in the day. I know that he's having a showing of his work at Hardcastles in Centerville this month. You can also see his work on his website-www.larryanderson.com. I think you should check it out if you're not familiar with his work. His stuff brings back alot of memories for me.
Joe Ryk <sgtpepper212@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 10:19:02 (EST)
Remember RGE store at Dupont Rosd and Belmont Ave
Lee <leemytrain@aol.com>
Claymont, DE USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 21:02:27 (EST)
For Wayne RE: Stores around 8TH and King Streets. When I walked the beat around that area there was a Meat Market on the South West corner called Graham's Meat Market. It was owned and run by the GREAT Randy White's Father, Guy White and his partner Bill Glynn. Glynn owned a Bar on the corner of Chestnut and VanBuren Streets which later became Regan's whose owner just passed away this past week.
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 13:07:30 (EST)
Re: Lucille's My mother recalls that Lucille was an excellent buyer who traveled every Monday to New York to buy merchandise for her customers. She would often fill special orders and was known to stock only 2 or 3 of the same styles. Lucille married the owner of the Linen Mart on Market Street. The Linen Mart was the top Linen supply store on Market Street.
Steve Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , Md. USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 12:20:59 (EST)
Pretty good cheese steaks at Silview (sp?) in Newport and Capriottis in Little Italy on Union. Of course, I haven't been back in 2 years so who knows? We do have a Capriotti's in Vegas and that's only 7 hours away. To the person who thinks Subway is OK, I think you're nuts. :) Been away from home too long, I think. Of course, you do have good TexMex there.
Phil Cuver <jpculver33@msn.com>
Layton, UT USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 12:00:58 (EST)
I remember the steak house caddy-corner to the Delaware Hospital, at 14th & Washington, but I was never in there to taste their food.
Bruce
USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 09:30:04 (EST)
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER SAM'S STEAK HOUSE ON THE CORNOR OF 14TH OR 15TH AND WASHINGTON ST ACROSS FROM THE DELAWARE HOSPITAL. IT WAS AS GOOD AS JANS AND YOU COULD GET A LARGER STEAK.
DAVE C
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 08:08:54 (EST)
Can't hardly get a decent sub or cheese steak out here on the left coast, but I found a place that's pretty close; it's called "Philly's Best" and in addition to pretty good subs and steaks, they have all the other authentic stuff: Wise potato chips, TastyKakes, Rolling Rock beer, and even BIRCH BEER! (That's pretty much totally unknown out here). They even have Amoroso rolls flown in daily to build their subs & steaks on! It's not QUITE as good as the real Philly/Wilmington stuff, but it's better than anything else I've found in 40 years here. They also have a whole wall in their shop with photos of Philly-type things and customers from the Philly area. There are only two of these shops that I'm aware of; one is near me in Fountain Valley, the other is about 20 miles south in Irvine, CA. If the Phillies, Flyers, Eagles or 76'ers are on TV, you can bet they're tuned in on the shop's TV.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 00:42:43 (EST)
I found a place on SEARCH called Philly Foods where you canget good subs and steaks if you are willing to pay their price. I`ve dealt with them before prices got so high. They also have Tasty Kakes. Their subs are great, haven`t tried steaks. Down hee in Texas we have to do with SUBWAY for subs, not to bad and I`m still looking for sticky buns
mickey
tx USA - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 23:58:43 (EST)
There still are good cheese steaks around, but nothing to compare to a Jann's or a Penny Hill, sorry to say. I've looked and looked ever since Jann's closed (which I preferred even over Penny Hill), but there just is no equal. Only in our memories.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 16:17(EST)
The abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad line is an old, once electrified line. It is on North bound 896 out of Newark into Pennsylvania - my guess: about 10-15 miles. I took the photos this past Summer.
Harry Rogerson <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
Perryville, MD USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 19:10:21 (EST)
A few years back there was the remains of an old rail road station,near the Deer Park. It was just past the curve of the road,on Elkton Rd. Could this be the one you are referring to ?? My Father-in-laws friend worked there. His name was Jones.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 19:00:31 (EST)
Was'nt Lucille's Dress Shop in the 900 block of King St?
Mike Snyder <kmsins@msn.com>
New York, Ct USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 17:30:11 (EST)
Wayne, I remember just a wee little bit more about that block; AAA was on the corner of 9th & King, next to the "Greek's", then there was a parking lot - going down the street, then the back of the Grand, and there was a liquor store in that great big brick wall at the back of the Grand, or next to it, remember? I can't remember what else was on down towards the corner of 8th. Maybe that's where Valentino's was?? I remember, as you remember, a few meat markets in the next block down, but I can't put names to them. :)
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 16:45:19 (EST)
The only thing I remember as a kid, being up that far on King St. was the Golden Greek Bar. All other stores and happenings seemed to be below 8th except right on the corner at 8th & King. Right below 8th was City Dressed Beef, if memory serves me correctly. All of them (meat markets) had sawdust all over the floors. But I don't remember much above 8th especially after the back of the Grand Opera House. Wayne
Wayne
USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 16:14:34 (EST)
I ran across a picture in the 'After 1975' section that is labeled 'An abandoned Pennsylvania Rail Road, North of Newark, DE'. Where exactly is (was) that located?
Chip
Newark, DE USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 16:12:45 (EST)
STEPHEN: I can't place Valentino's. It must have been after I left the city to live in the 'burbs near Newark (1953)?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 19:33:35 (EST)
RUTH: Good for you! I'm glad you found the house and got some pictures. It's nice to 'go home again', huh? I, too, think we're a pretty darn good bunch on here. A BIG thanks to Harry for providing us with the means to find each other.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 19:28:52 (EST)
Thanks for posting the map of the Prices Corner area. I cannot even imagine today's traffic navigating that. Whew. No way.
Chip
Newark, DE USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 16:16:38 (EST)
Joanne, Valentino's was in the 800 Block of King Street (west side of the street) across from VanSciver's furniture
Steve Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , Md USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 14:34:54 (EST)
I finally found my Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom's house! They moved into Bellefonte Manor back in 1939, when it was brand new. I -kinda- knew where the house was, but hadn't been there in years (Pop-Pop passed away in 1957 and Mom-Mom only lived there about 5 more years). This past weekend I was in the Wilmington area, though, and my brother and friend and I drove around up there until finally I found it! It's on Woodsdale Rd., a corner lot, with a large blue spruce (it was a -lot- larger than I remembered, but still there); the backyard is also well protected by high bushes and shrubbery, which I knew was Pop-Pop's because he cherished his privacy. LOL We took quite a few pictures; I hope the owners didn't mind (they didn't come out or anything)--we were just taking the pics for the memories they will keep alive for us. Just thought I'd share here--and thanks for the encouraging words I've gotten from more than a few of you all.
Ruth <zavijah@earthlink.net>
Hyattsville, MD USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 13:05:38 (EST)
Car Barn 6th and Greenhill Ave. Miniature Golf 3rd. and Greenhill Ave.
Ralph
USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 01:18:26 (EST)
Philomeno's Sub Shop 2nd and Lincoln St. Little Italy
Ralph
USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 01:06:38 (EST)
I will finally get some sticky buns. Niece who lives on Old Churchman`s Rd called today and said she will send me some
mickey
tx USA - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 00:08:58 (EST)
I lived on 5th St. between Lincoln and Scott St. from 1941 until 1947 in little Italy. I remember Pete's 5 & 10, Evans Hardware store, Mamie's Sub Shop, St. Anthony's Church, Lore School, Bayard School, Marconi's restaurant and much more. Anyone from that era?
Liz Ravilious <ElizRav@Comcast.net>
Selbyille, DE USA - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 23:25:49 (EST)
FRANNY.......YOUR FATHER HIRED ME BACK IN 1961....I STAYED 5 YRS.I WORKED IN MOST OF THE DEPTS.MOSTLY ON THE MOLDER & OVEN & WRAPPERS..ALSO WORKED UP STAIRS ONCE IN A WHILE WITH YOUR UNCLE JOE & ONCE IN A WHILE ON THE ROLL OVEN.... WITH JOE DOUGHERTY or MY BUDDY ALEX ...YOU WERE IN COLLEGE & WORKED MOSTLY SUMMERS....I TOLD ALEX I SEEN YOUR NAME HERE .......HE TOLD ME TO TELL YOU HELLO
BUBS
USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 17:22:54 (EST)
BUBS: I worked at Hubers bakery and my father(FRANK BISIO) ran the bakery for many years.
FRAN <FRANKCPA@HOTMAIL.COM>
BONITA SPRINGS, FL USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 14:12:55 (EST)
PATTY.....I WORKED WITH CARMELLA AT HUBERS BAKERY....BUBS
BUBS
USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 08:58:08 (EST)
BUBS - You said you were born on 8th & Union. Do you know Carmella Tartaglia? She's my first cousin & lived there as long as I can remember.
Patty
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 05:56:28 (EST)
How about adding Dunleith to the Wilmington Neighborhood section. It was as you know part of Wilmington. Thanks
Ruth Perkins <Pen731@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 02:01:22 (EST)
OOPS! Stephen wrote that about Valentino's. Sorry about that.
Jo Ann <crossan@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 22:42:33 (EST)
BUB: The last time I saw or heard of Dixie Tamone we were in the 5th grade. She invited me to her house for lunch on a school day ( apt on King Street I think ). I was so impressed because she could COOK! She made us grilled cheese sandwiches. It was not long after that she moved and went to another school. I probably wouldn't have even remembered her, had it not been for your last name and her odd nickname (Dixie) And yes, I do remember the teachers called her Vivian. What a small world the Internet is.
Jo Ann <crossan@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 22:26:40 (EST)
JO ANN........VIVIAN ( DIXIE ) TAMONE IS MY FIRST COUSIN...HAVE NOT SEEN OR HEARD OF HER IN YEARS....I THINK YRS. AGO I HEARD THAT SHE MOVED DOWN SOUTH ( ALA ? )
BUBS
USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 21:55:55 (EST)
YES MY MOTHER'S FAMILY LIVED AT HENRY CLAY- WALKERS BANK MILL...THEN THEY MOVED ON UNION ST. (834 NORTH UNION ST..I WAS BORN IN THAT HOUSE,ON UNION ST.
bubs
USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 21:16:48 (EST)
Bubs,Did your relatives live in Squirrel Run,Henry Clay ? I remember my Mother mentioning some of those names.She lived at Walkers Banks,Henry Clay,later Brecks Lane. Her Father worked in the Powder Mills.His name was Mike Farren.In later years,He lived on Rising Sun Lane.
KBurton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 17:21:44 (EST)
JOHN: What block on King Street? My Mother used to buy meats at Haldas' around 6th - 7th and King. Some of you must have gone to P.S. with the Haldas twins, Nicky and Harry? The Haldas girl, Evelyn, married Richard Govatos.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 16:32:42 (EST)
Does anybody remember Valentino's Market on King Street ? Great Meats , Speciality Foods and Delivery Service
Stephen Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , Md USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 14:07:47 (EST)
TO ALL MY FRIENDS ON THE OLD WILMINGTON NET, I WISH YOU ALL HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR ! PS THANKS FOR ALL THOSE PRAYERS FOR MY KID BROTHER.
RALPH PRYOR <REPJFK@AOL.COM>
TARPON SPRINGS, FL USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 23:16:30 (EST)
K. BURTON: Please, do. And have an enjoyable day. BUBS: I went to Bancroft School with a girl called Dixie Tamone...any chance she was related to you? What a shame you didn't get more of the day-to-day history of A.I duPont from your Grandfather, or did you?
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 21:02:36 (EST)
MY GRAND FATHER WAS THE LAST PERSON TO OPEN & CLOSE THE GATES BY HAND ...HE LOST A ARM WORKING AT THE MILLS , SO THAT WAS THE JOB THAT THEY GAVE HIM...OPEN & CLOSEING THE GATES BY HAND...HE WALKED FROM HOWLAND & UNION ST. TO A.I. EST.& BACK EVERY DAY TILL HE RETIRED MY MOTHER'S FAMILY GREW UP AT HENRY CLAY...LAST NAME WAS NAME WAS CHANGED AT ELLIS ISLAND FROM TUTOILMONDO TO TAMONE....OLD TIMERS MAY REMEMBER THEM...CARMELLINA,FRANCES,FLORENCE,TOM ,VICTOR,JOE & FRANK TAMONE
BUBS
WILM., USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 19:57:59 (EST)
Jo Ann, I will think of you,while touring Nemours Estate.We are having High Tea afterwards at The Green Room,Hotel DuPont.The end of a perfect day.I will see if I can find out some information on the gates. I grew up not far from there,but as a kid,that didn't interest me at the time.
K.Burton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
PIKE CREEK, De. USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 17:35:28 (EST)
And, Bill, a partially hidden view of the old school on Duncan Road can be seen at this site (of the elementary school): http://www.k12.de.us/mtpleasantes/
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 16:54:33 (EST)
Harry (and anyone else who might be interested)- Mount Pleasant H. S. has its own website, which is pretty complete. It has a history section, which reflects the old location on Duncan Road in Bellefonte...
http://www.k12.de.us/mtpleasanths/

Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 16:04:29 (EST)
TO HARRY, our Webmaster: Would that I could, but I can't.
Jo Ann <crossan@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 15:10:11 (EST)
K.BURTON / BOB WILSON: I am GREEN with envy, K. We tried to get tickets but waited too long :o( If you get lucky, ask a guide about the gates...I think there's some interesting "History" behind how they came to be in Delaware. I'm prolly gonna have to bite-the-bullet and re-read the book. Bob: Thanks for that info. I was pretty sure that was the title of the book.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek Valley, DE USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 14:40:48 (EST)
All I can remember about the book "Behind The Iron Curtain" was that it was supposed to be a truthful account of the family, and was not at all flattering (inbreeding, etc.) I never read the book, but my mother did, and that's what she told me. There were two three books about the family and company that came out at the same time, in the early 60's. One was a good history of the comapnay. That's the extent of my remembrances.
Bruce
Wilmington, USA - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 11:07:58 (EST)