Monday, December 23, 2013

Rusine's Christmas Ad – Dec. 15, 1956

Here's a nice Christmas-themed ad for Rusine's from the pages of the December 15, 1956 Lorain Journal that should bring back some pleasant memories.

As you probably remember, the popular store at 822 Broadway was the local outlet for Russell Stover Candies, and that fact certainly dominates the ad. (I posted Jack Tiller's photo of his ultimate Rusine's collectible – the store's Russell Stover Candies sign – back here.)

I recently heard from Jennifer, the granddaughter of Michael and Elizabeth Rusine. Jennifer wrote, "This 2013 Christmas, I am sending out Christmas cards to family and friends that were sold long ago at Rusine's store."

On each card, Jennifer was also adding the link to the two-part blog post (here and here) containing the excellent and touching tribute that Robert Rusine wrote about his father Michael.

Jennifer is also making sure a part of Rusine tradition lives on. As she wrote, "Tomorrow, I will be making Grandma Elizabeth's spritz cookies with her other granddaughter, Lindsey. As a surprise to Lindsey, I will have Grandma's Christmas apron all ready for her to wear."

She also posted a special holiday message. "Merry Christmas to all. I love you, Grandma and Grandpa."

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