All about TOWN

with Mary Jayne

A few of the baby chicks, turkeys and ducks available this year are seen at the Tractor Supply Store in Wetmore. It brings me back to the late 1930s when I believe it was Tourvilles (later Chevrettes) news store in Munising. One pre-Easter, they had their sales window full of baby chicks for sale. They were so adorable and enticing to children. I loved watching the chicks. This one year, my mother agreed we could get a couple and on the condition that when they matured, that we would take them to a farm outside of town. Having agreed, things were going quite well until during one evening meal (the chicks were in a box in the corner of the kitchen) all of a sudden, one of the chicks flew out of the box, up to the kitchen table and raced through the catsup on my brother’s plate, marching across the table with the catsup making tracks. Funny, adorable, however the chickens did go to the farm on Ridge Road the very next day. Memories! (Photo courtesy of Mary Jayne Hallifax)
As always, the Vanguards make a good subject and this particular one was probably their second choice of uniforms, when the leisure suit wazs popular. They were quite inexpensive. These particular ones were a light greenish, as I recall, and they looked pretty spiffy. I believe we drove out near Chatham for this particular location. The good old days! (Photo courtesy of Mary Jayne Hallifax)
You have to be getting up in age to have one of these in your possession as it is a Victory mail or what was known as V-mail during World War II. The government was trying to save weight, space, etc., for mail sent from local servicemen and women serving during the war overseas so they photographed the mail and sent in this form. As you can see, this one was from 1944 and is very cherished. (Photo courtesy of Mary Jayne Hallifax)


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