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As many of you know, I call Merrimack "home" these days. It's a great little town, even though I think the local police spend too much time writing traffic tickets (or so it seems).
We walked over to Larry's from our Harvard Street apartment, and I walked out with a shiny, new, made in America Schwinn bicycle. My dad couldn't afford a car back then, and walked a mile or more to work every day, but he made sure I had a new bike.
Always something special about place you call 'home'
The next summer, I moved up to bagging groceries at the former Grand Union Champagne's, which was next to Beebe Rubber on East Hollis Street. Both are gone now. The good news for my mom was at least I didn't come home looking like I had been dipped in oil.
My Aunt Yvonne worked for many years at Sportwelt Shoe, which was right across the street from her house at 56 Lake St. She managed to talk the "big boss," whom she called "Moustache," into hiring me for the summer when I was 16. It was my first job.
I remember one Saturday afternoon in May, when my mom and dad told me they had a big birthday surprise for me.
years ago, leaving the Texas I love for the state I call home.
replaced this past year or so with tall, new tables. And Espresso's now sells beer.
No matter where I go in Nashua, I can connect almost every street or field or alley with something I did or experienced as a kid. Granted, much has changed in Nashua and not always for the better but it still remains pretty much as I remember it.
We like it here. We really do. But I guess my roots will always be a few miles south of here in Nashua.
But seeing the trees lit up on Library Hill, the downtown stores open and the lights along Main Street are what do it for me. Part of me still would like to be in Texas, but my heart is here in Nashua.
That's like me and Texas. If I had my druthers, I'd "ruther" be in Texas. That's never going to happen in whatever is left of my lifetime, but even if it did, I'd still be a Nashuan by birth and blood.
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But what hasn't changed is the pizza, which tastes as yummy as I remember it from when I wolfed down my first slices there, walking from Nashua High School, when it was on Elm Street, to where we lived on Broad Street in the mid 1960s.
Nashua has many reminders of its shoe making past. One of them is that long brick factory on Lake Street.
Does anyone remember one of the city's first sub shops called "Atomic Subs" on Allds Street? I mean, the corner mom and pop grocery stores, like Roger Guerette's on Arlington and Gillis streets, made and sold fresh "grinders," but full blown sub shops like Atomic were a new to Nashua thing back then. Danelly's Subs Pizza, as we know it today, has been around in one form or another there since 1965.
That's why one schoolyard friend of mine named Gerry Kirkpatrick came back earlier this year, and another Steve Kopka is thinking about leaving the Land of Enchantment for the Granite State.
In those days, shoe soles were made from plain, undyed leather. To make them black, someone dipped the soles to soak them in a large tub filled with oil. I was that guy, which I guess makes me something of a real "sole man," huh?
even if you one day put your hometown in your rear view mirror in pursuit of those proverbial greener pastures.
Old timers like me also might recall that Danelly's is located in what used to be Larry's Bike Shop, before Larry moved his shop to Bridge Street.
The other night, my wife and I drove to Nashua for a couple of cheese slices from Espresso Pizza. The funky, decades old booths were Hermes Belt Women
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I oiled soles at Sportwelt for the then minimum wage of $1.25 an hour, which earned me $50 a week ($40 after taxes). I was rich! I saved my pennies that summer and bought a new Silvertone acoustic Gucci Belt Red And Black guitar from Sears, when it was still on Main Street.
But my fondest childhood memories of the Gate City are of Christmas. The annual Winter Holiday Stroll captures some of that magic and spirit. Before there were malls, you only had one place to shop downtown.
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