From the pen of Annie Parker:
Please join us at the Senior Center for snacks and beverages
while we reminisce about Tony’s Place (and now the Reel Bar)
“Where Old Friends Meet.”
Bring your friends and your memories of that historic corner
and the street between the Lake Front and the churches.
John Nissen’s Fish Market where you sold your day’s catch.
Do you recall the three grocery stores on Catawba Ave.?
Post Office, Fire Department, Town Hall, Theatre, Dances, Card Parties.
Schnoor and Fuchs Groceries, Hardware, Drug Store,
Soda Fountain. Buy a pair of shoes or boots, candy,
School and office supplies.
At Ohio Edison’s appliance store, you could get a stove,
refrigerator, iron, toaster.
Long before the Jim Poulos school addition
kids walked to the Town Hall for gym class.
The Doctor’s Office/Home predated our present great EMS.
School and Churches steps away.
At Tony’s kids ate ice cream while adults had nickel
beer and watched one of the island’s first TV’s.
John Ladd, who was born in that corner house, can
explain how TWO big holes were landmarks for years.
Parker’s Garage provided free air and first aid when
the doctor was out of town.
Tomatoes among Joe’s canna flowers. And who could forget the apricot tree.
Bring your memories to share. And see what Senior
Center offers: Strength Training, Health Checkups,
Movie nights, Cards, “WII Bowling,” Mah Jong, Field Trips to pro games, Shows.