Garden Bake Shop
1823 Wickham Avenue
Stuart Gardens Shopping Center
Newport News, VA 23607
THEN: NOW:
 
1956 Anchor, p. 180  
04/15/04  

Carol,

...As to the question of the Stuart Gardens Shopping Center.  My parents moved to Newport News, my mother's hometown, in 1947
and my father opened the Garden Bake Shop in that small strip center.  My first memory had the Colonial Store at one end, then the
Garden Pharmacy owned by Doc Belcastro, then the bakery, then Bernard's  5 & 10, then a dairy store, then Al Sandler's bar, penny
candy case and a lending library, then some offices, Dr. Berlin upstairs, Dr. Mirmelstein, the dentist, downstairs and then the wonderful
Stuart Theater. I may have missed something else, but at my advanced years, those seem to have been the line up in the late 40's. 
The Stuart Theater (owned by the Gordon families) closed and became Rich's Grocery Store.
 

- David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO - 07/14/09

Thanks so much, David! I knew you would recall that line-up correctly!

Carol,

...I would die for a jelly donut from David Rosenwasser's ('64 - of MO) family bakery--David, I can still remember the taste
and have never ever been able to find a bakery that could duplicate. 
 

- Jo Ann Stewart ('64) of Northern VA - 07/16/09

Thanks, Jo Ann!



If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake
 

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do? 

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band, grandest band in the land
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd a-hired a band
And spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don't know where you came from
'cause I don't know where you've been
But it really doesn't matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, hired a band, goodness sake!
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?


(This page was created on 04/15/04.)


"If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake" midi courtesy of http://grandpaschober.bravepages.com/
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/02/04
Thanks, Dave!

"If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake" lyrics courtesy
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