December 26th, 2016
"I've just recently turned 60 years old, but I'm born and raised in the Phillipsburg/Easton area. So, as a kid, we lived in Phillipsburg and we didn't have a car, so we used to walk across to Easton to come shopping and take part in everything. And at Christmas time, I always remember the Peace Candle in the Circle, although it has changed; mostly I remember the Christmas music blaring out of these big white speakers on the street corners. And throngs of people, having to hold my mom's hand because there were so many people shopping ot Woolworths. Then growing up as a teenager, going to Shoe Scene and Upper Story, and being able to walk from 15th Street to Carmelcorn to get my popcorn to go to the State Theater and watch a movie. Now I'm working at the Easton Public Market; I moved back from California about two years ago where my sons and grandchildren are, but my folks are still here and I was too far away. I'm thrilled that I've been here since day one of the market. I live just a half a block from Spring Garden Street and I'm an Easton person. I love it here."
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