Friends of Ballard Corners Park

Oral History of Bill Boutin’s corner store

I had the good fortune of hearing from a former neighbor – Shirley (Francis) Faris.  Here is what she remembers about Bill Boutin’s store:  “We lived at 1742 [62nd] and my mother would send me to buy bread or milk.  The store had a central door with big windows on either side. The floor was wooden planks. From the door straight back was a long  wooden counter where the cash register was located along with many jars and containers with candy. The candy was probably a penny to a nickle. The chocolate bon bons were usually with vanilla filling but if you got a pink filling you got a free one.”

I think that it is wonderful to hear from people who recall the history of the place.

Posted on March 8th 2009 by David Folweiler in History | Comments Off on Oral History of Bill Boutin’s corner store |

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