Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Monday, January 23, 2017

Invisible to the Unaided Eye

January 20, 1959, Appleton Post-Crescent
Back in an age when things weren't so disposable, people repaired their shoes and appliances and consequently, fix-it shops and shoe repair stores were in every town of a certain size and doing an appreciable business.  Today, if the toaster is on the fritz, you end up buying a new one because that fix-it shop will charge $75 just to look at it and you know you could buy 5 toasters for that price!.  I'm sure when Mrs. Sewall finally quit working, there wasn't a replacement for her in the pipeline, so our cigarette burned clothes just ended up in the rag pile.   

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