Thursday, September 1, 2011
From the E-Mailbag #1: Putt-R-Golf/Ontario Dept. Store
Comments make things a lot more fun, and I've come to rely on my regulars – led by Alan Hopewell – to liven things up with an informative or funny observation.
One of the neat things about the blogger interface is that I can pull up all of the comments ever left on my blog, and read them from most recent to oldest. What's interesting is that something I wrote 1 or 2 years ago is still getting fresh comments.
In case you missed them, here's a few of them.
A couple of weeks ago, Doug Majka shed a little light on the old Putt-R-Golf on Oberlin Avenue (which I blogged about back in March 2010). Doug commented, "Today I talked with one of the owners of the Putt-R-Golf on Oberlin Avenue (he later started Hallmark Cleaners which he ran for 44 years). He mentioned the second year they put in batting cages. He said he gave out a lot of rainchecks the first year, so for the first six weeks of the second year almost all the customers were free."
David Pavlak commented on my post about Ontario Department Store (from February this year). David noted, "In the early 1970's, I was sent there by my neighbor to pick up some interior latex house paint because it was the cheapest at $3 a gallon and she wanted me to paint her living room and kitchen. OMG, it was the worst paint I ever used."
Terry Thomas is a former staff photographer for the Lorain Journal who worked with cartoonist Gene Patrick, who produced The Passing Scene (which I blogged about here). Terry commented that Gene worked in television in Los Angeles. "He was one of the background actors in the offices of The Mary Tyler Moore show and can be seen in reruns."
I just may have to rent the Mary Tyler Moore DVDs from the library and see if I can find him!
Terry Thomas has his own company down in Atlanta.
Lastly, I recently received a request from Bob Scheufler ("The Bob") from Tucson, Arizona to mention his new Facebook group; it's called "You Know You're From Lorain If..." and he is seeking new group members! (The Sandusky version and the original Lorain one are a lot of fun.) Good luck with your endeavor, Bob!