Such great memories ! I learned to ice skate on a frog pond across from pajama factory.
My grandmom Yudzeky lived across the street from me on top of Mixes Hill. Loved crossing the creek on the swing bridge to go up Washington’s Hill, in winter we went sledding on that hill. We swam at Martin’s, Gulicks or Concrete, depending where everyone was gathering that day. Oh yes and Sulfur. My friends & I would hang at McGees – soda shop, it had jukebox, pinball & great burgers. Eileen North always gave me discount on my ice cream sundaes. John Zosh & I walked to & from school (we took the “shortcut”) a path from Mixes Hill thru the woods to the school. What a great start on my educational ladder, Ms Finan, Ms Macek & Ms Walsh & Anna Finan the nurse.
1st grade I met Carol Abrams who is still a dear friend, I was jealous cuz she got to ride school bus from Lesterville .
There were ample bars, Chesonis’s , Deckers, Staviskys . Absolutely loved Ortliebs Store. Went to church on top floor of building next to Paul Dalys house I believe. If I’m not mistaken there was a ball field past concrete swimming hole that big league teams played on??
What a rockin’ community ! Morris Kellogg in his spiffy convertible, Edith Shuman coming into town in her jeep, milk and block ice delivered to your door, coal delivered , the huxter came thru wth eggs & produce. What else could you want ? I left in July 1963 – I took so many memories of people & events & to this day I still call it “home”.
What a great place to have grown up and with such unique people. How can you not love Lopez 😃