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Stephen, Thank you so much for posting this dedication to your Dad, and I am saddened to hear of “OUR” loss. I feel so fortunate to have had but a glimpse into our shared memories of the relationship between your Dad (as a high school student), working alongside my Mother, at the Loew’s State in St. Louis. Sadly, and selfishly, I hesitated too long to respond to his last email. We were both driven to tears – happy tears, yet grieving tears – of treasured moments. I had often thought of continuing our emails, but just could not bring myself to possibly cause another person’s sadness – if that was the case. Please know that my deepest sympathy is sent with this missive – to you and your brothers – and I will always remember you Dad, for bringing back such warm and heartfelt memories of better days. You, me, and this entire community has been so blessed by the service of your Dad’s “hobby.” May he rest in peace. Mahalo and Aloha.
Chuck, First off – thanks for responding, and I have no idea why I wouldn’t know you! It seems that I was always down there, although I was in the Navy in ‘65. Red Velvet Cake! I have her handwritten recipe for that, and treasure it as if it were gold. Rather than clutter up this site with reminiscences, could you email me @ tom(dot)amy(dot)jones(at)gmail(dot)com, please? I remember Candy being sooo ticklish. Spinelli, Berger. Would love to “talk” to you.
I’m sorry, but I don’t believe that the pic is of the Loews State Theater (on Washington Ave, StL.) The entrance was never that large, and the ticket booth is not present. Could it be MidCity?
Chuck1231 – I’ve emailed you before, but have not gotten a response. I’m seeking info as to when those photos were taken. The lady in the ticket booth is my Mom, but it is difficult to guess the age of the photo. Also, the ticket taker is Ed “Candy” Gibbons. I spent many a day, watching movies over and over – many times from the projection booth. What fun!