St. Patrick’s Day in Dogtown!

Incensed!

shapeimage_2-1When I first moved to the little village of Dogtown in the early 90’s, I remember remarking that it was like living in Mayberry, but in the city.  We had Emmett’s Fix-it Shop (Lehman’s Hardware, a hundred-year-old store with rickety wooden floors and shelves packed with things everyone needed), we had Floyd’s Barber Shop (though our barber used considerably more colorful language than Floyd did), and we had our own grocer (Gewinner’s) which was better than Art Crowley’s, because they had a great deli, with BBQ twice a week.  Our drug store was run by a Jewish guy named Gene, and though he wasn’t as cute as Ellie Walker, he had a great store.  We even had a police sub-station here with a beat cop.  And while he didn’t strut down the street like Barney Fife (with that great Barney theme music), we all felt safe.

Since then, Ellie’s pharmacy…

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