Sunday, May 26, 2013

Confectioner

Pop Pop Harry Reeves opened this confectionery on Piedmont (WV) Hill after he married Grandma Marie.  My Mom and her sister Margaret, Marie's daughters from a previous marriage, worked the store and worked alternating shifts.  There was a soda fountain and some canned foods.  It was during the war, so there was not a lot of food.  When my Dad (Harry's son) came home from the war he'd give the girls a ride home when the store closed.  Mom says he'd often bring them chocolate milk.  It wasn't long after that Mom and Dad married.

Mom is pictured sitting outside the store (she was 19) in1944 .

5 comments:

Charlotte Brochu said...

What a sweet story and great layout!

Shona said...

hiii :) feels good to be back and checking out ppls work that I have missed. this is wonderful and I always love your stories behind your creations. I looked back at your wonderful work over the past month and I love that photo of you and your mom...cutie pies :)

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice LO_ so cool to have family history and pics to go with it!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful layout! Love the story behind it and how lucky you are to have those wonderful photos!

Heather Landry said...

I really love the font that you used to make the title. Such a beautiful, retro page!