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Sunday, January 01, 2006
ON THE BOARDWALK IN JANUARY
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The man in the middle is my paternal grandfather in Atlantic City, 1930. I don't know what he was doing there, since he lived in upstate NY, and I don't know the other two men.
Notice their clothing and the fact that two men are using walking sticks. I have my grandfather's engraved gold topped walking stick.
I knew him as Gramp and almost never saw him dressed like this. Most of the time he was dressed in work clothes. He was an antiques dealer who operated an antiques shop in New Lisbon, NY, which was nothing more than a crossroads in the boondocks when I was a kid. I was jealous of my brother because Gramp would take him to the shop on Saturdays.
Gramp was primarily a buisnessman. He was invested in the stock market and survived the '29 Crash, and he was a partner in various enterprises. And, like all of the other men in our family, he was a Democrat, while the women have all been Republicans.