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Posted by Mary on October 17, 1999 at 16:48:53:

On Mother's Day in 1926, Uncle Gus asked my Dad if he would tend his deli so that he could go to Janie's 1st Communion. Dad agreed and I wanted to go with him. He said that at 8:30 a.m. only two people would come in, one to buy a cigar and one to buy a paper. Dad said to come anyway. Dad was right, he had sold a few newspapers until this middle-aged man came in & walked to the candy counter. I quickly ran to the candy counter expecting to sell him a candy bar. In very stern tones he inquired about boxed chocolates. We had 4 boxes on the very top shelf. I showed him each one, the prices ranged from $1.25 to $2.50. He chose the best one. With that my Dad came over and said "I think you could find a bigger selection at the hotel as well as gift wrapping." The man's reply was "I'll take this one." I put it in a brown paper bag, then he paid me and walked out the door. When he left, my Dad said: "Mary, on this Mother's Day, you waited on Orville Wright." Love, Aunt Mary

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