Stuart Gardens Shopping Center
Newport News, VA 23607
|THEN:||NOW: G & S Clothing Wear|
|1956 Anchor, p. 148||Saturday, January 29, 2005|
Image by Dave Spriggs ('64) -
Thanks so very much, Dave!
my goodies home and immediately taught myself how to crochet. My first
project was a doily
of that lovely thread.
My mama used to take me to Bernard's quite
frequently. She very much enjoyed her friendship and conversations with
|- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 04/15/04|
I've been trying to get my class ('60) to remember some "old stomping grounds." We remembered
the 5 and 10 cent store in Stuart Gardens but didn't remember that it was called Bernard's.
- Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of
FL - 9/22/05
Thanks, Karen! The reason no one remembered the name of that Stuart Garden's variety store is that we all
called it, "Minnie's" for the proprietor, Minnie Frierman. The store was named (if I recall correctly) for her oldest
son, Bernard. How I loved to go to that store! It might as well have been the state fair!
In reply to Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) 9/22/05 'Old Stomping Grounds' 5 & 10 cents store.....No
doubt it was named Bernard's, but probably the 5 & 10 cents store was called "Minnie's Dime Store".
It was right down from the Colonial Store...All from Stuart Gardens Garden Drive to Wickham went
there, I'm sure.....Minnie had every trinket in the world....I should know. I was about 5 or 6 and just had
to have this balloon - not yet inflated-that was in a big jar full of many colorful balloons -- mom said no -
and I snuck one out anyway .... got home - stuck it way down in our toy jug that was in the living room and
pulled it out as if I found one! Showed brother Steve (Kiger '66) too... Well, mom had radar and she
marched me back to Minnie's Dime Store as I tearfully apologized for stealing it. @#!!
- Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS
- '73) of OR - 09/24/05
GIGGLES! Ohhhh, what a naughty baby you were! Thanks, Gail!
...As to the
question of the Stuart Gardens Shopping Center. My parents moved to Newport
News, my mother's hometown, in 1947
Rosenwasser ('64) of MO - 07/14/09
Thanks so much, David! I knew you would recall that line-up correctly!
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