Another memory I have was begging Mom to let us go to the little
I remember not being able to go unless someone older went with me until I was about
11 or 12. We got to walk all the way, passing the greenhouses and the Melody B Ranch,
and Puget Sound Junior High School and walking across the overpass that crossed 1st Ave.
1ST Avenue was a busy highway with a speed limit of 50 MPH. We were thankful
for the overpass, because it kept us safe. Sharon told me that several years earlier,
when she and Shirley went to Jr. High, there was only a cross-walk. One of Shirley’s
classmates, (Karen ‘something’), had been hit by a car and thrown nearly 100 feet.
She was severely injured, but she lived. Shortly after that they built the overpass.
The “Little Store” was a tiny little “Mom & Pop” grocery store directly across
1st Avenue from Puget Sound Junior High School. Since it was so close to the school,
they stocked a lot of their shelves with goodies that would be attractive to kids.
The store had all kinds of candy and it was hard to decide what to buy.
I remember getting a lot of candy for 10 cents.