More Photos Of
THE WAY WE WERE
This group of photos comes to us courtesy of Georgina Kircher (Floyd Class Of '68) now Georgina Buckley. There are some real gems here folks . The Kirchers bought their land in the 1940's over on the eastern border of the William Floyd Estate and Georgina recalls the white gates on Wavecrest that led to the Wavecrest beach area. This part of Mastic Acres was Walter Shirley's first development before he went over to the area that carries his name today.
Georgina writes: " This is where our family began in Mastic Beach , it had an ICE BOX, HAND PUMP AND A OUTHOUSE!"
The Corner Of Grassmere & Pennant Drives Mastic Beach Late 1940's
Her Dad George Was A Home Bakery Route Salesman For Dugan's . His route was in Stony Brook and
one of his customers was none other than W. Wallace Thomas ! The principal of our school.
DUGAN'S BAKERS FOR THE HOME SINCE 1878
Boy do I remember these cruising at 5 mph down McKinley Drive in the summertime.
They would beep their AH OOHGAH HORN just like Ice Cream Men would ring their bells.
AND SPEAKING OF FOOD.......
Georgina's Mom Tillie was a long time employee at Fisher's Market. These next photos circa 1959 - 1960 are the first time I've seen the inside of the place since I was kid.
That's Georgina's aunt looking at the camera while her Mom sacks the groceries. And look at those shelves
THIS PLACE WAS STOCKED!
Georgina and her aunt. Notice the wood floors. The place was built in 1930 by Paul Schulte.
UH OH ! CAUGHT IN THE BREAD ISLE BY DAD!
Here George Kircher Has Wandered Over In The Canned Goods With One HUSTLING Stockman.
Boy do I recall those checkout counters. They probably were put in by BOHACK . Solid Wood. No Conveyer...... Just an ergonamic wooden handle to pull on and slide them groceries. If I could make out who is on the cover of TV Guide I could probably date the photo exactly.