Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Dad's Grocery Store Jacket

My Paternal Grandmother's youngest brother Max, owned a grocery store, near my Dad's boyhood home which I own. The grocery store was closed when Uncle Max went off to WWII. But during my Dad's high school years he worked there. And my Aunt met her future husband my Uncle Don when he too worked for Uncle Max and delivered groceries to 1515.

When I bought 1515, I thought I could display things I would not normally display in my home because somethings are hard to live with day to day. I remember that my Dad had still had his Galbreath Grocery jacket in my mothers cedar chest. So I found it in a box in my basement and thought it needed to be back in his bedroom hanging up on the closet door........about 60 yrs after it first hung there!

The jacket is still in great shape with the name and even 3 digit phone number visible!

My Cousin Mary found a receipt from the grocery store in Grandmother's bible. So I thought it needed to be framed and hung next to the jacket.

January 12, 1939 is the date on the receipt. Is that the delivery that Uncle Don made to my Aunt Catherine? Note the prices, and why were my Grandparents always eating oysters? 



Tete said...

You never cease to amaze me, girl! This is the most awesome thing I have seen in a long time! There were so many neighborhood grocers in all the towns!
My mom lived on Vine and there was one on 5th Street across from the North Park that they went to.
Steve, my hubby, lived on Pierce behind the vet and went to one on Division.
Is the building still there that this one was at? Do you have any photos of it?
So cool!

Coloradolady said...

Wow, what an amazing post. I love the jacket and then the just don't see things like this these days....such a step back in time for sure! I loved this!!! Happy VTT!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Love the jacket and the history behind it and the receipt. I posted the winner of the truck contest my sisters and I had back in September. I also am having a give away for my 100th blog in just a few days so hope you will be able to come by for a visit. Debbie

LV said...

I enjoyed your blog and hearing the story behind your dad's jacket. That is really, really vintage. Sometimes, we just need material things to go with our memories. He would be honored knowing you have this displayed in this fashion.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

This is wonderful, Ann. Two very special pieces! I know who special that jacket must be to you :)

Postcardy said...

The receipt is especially interesting with the account and delivery information.

Anonymous said...

Incredible family treasures. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jocelyn said...

What a sweet family treasure. I love the way you have them displayed.


Rebecca said...

I just love seeing all the family history-it's wonderful!!!!!