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More fond memories of those simpler times PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

I read a well-written letter in your paper from Jeff Lewis, titled “Couple truly cared about others,” a few weeks ago.

I too remember the little store on the north side of Eagle River owned and operated by Frank and Gladys Adamovich, although my memories date back even further to the 1950s. The store had a green awning with the words “Northside Grocery” advertising the business (anybody have pictures?).

My family often stopped there for groceries on the way home from school and work. My job was to run in and pick up the necessary supplies, but often without payment. Frank and Gladys generously extended credit, helping many families make ends meet and put food on the table.

I knew exactly where the ice cream cooler was, since I was allowed an occasional Eskimo Pie treat. I vaguely remember being kindly reminded by Gladys that our bill was past due. I took that message back out to the car, and I’m sure we had a serious family discussion at supper about tightening our belts even more. That line of credit was a huge help to our family, and we made certain to never reach that limit again (no more Eskimo Pies!).

Thanks to Frank and Gladys for the wonderful memories of much simpler times when neighbors helping neighbors was the rule rather than the exception. Those were the days!

With great respect and deepest sympathy to the Adamovich family.

Guy Richter

Rye, Colo.

PS. Frank was a great hockey player for the Eagle River Northernaires back in the day. I notice that tradition continues on the current Falcon roster. Congratulations on your championship!      

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:08 PM
 

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