1954 Marietta Yellow Pages Gs & Some Hs
click on either above page to read the small print.
The G’s. Grocery stores are what kind of businesses I remember in the G pages.
The Big Apple was a chain. The manager when I worked there was L.L. Thurmond. He love on Parkview Drive. How do I know? Because after Larry B. was fired, Larry used to ride by his house and holler, “L.L.!!!!” in the loudest blood curdling scream.
On the way home from school we stopped many times at Hicks Grocery on the corner of Atlanta Street and East Dixie Avenue. A little hyper lady named Regina and her brother Dudley ran the store. I vaguely remember Dudley driving a jeep and Regina reminded me the evil little mad scientist in CAPTAIN MARVEL. Not that Regina was evil, they just had a same look about them. I think because of Dudley’s hair he reminded me of Aunt Fritz’s boyfriend in NANCY. I think the store did a good business. It was in probably what was considered a thriving location then. They had a of candy… I was introduced to Fireballs and Jawbreakers there.
One time the bully I feared most, Vernon, pushed me over a boy on his knees and I banged my head on the sidewalk pavement, right behind Hick’s Grocery.
Kirks Market on Roswell Street was a big store, for a privately owned store. They also had a good business. When they had their store on Powder Springs Street is when I worked for them. Two brothers Andrew and Mark Kirk ran it.
Little Farm was on the 4-Lane near Clay Street. I remember a promotional campaign for some kind of milk or something the Cisco Kid was suppose to be there in person. My father carried me and a guy with a Spanish accent was handing out free samples He was no Cisco Kid.
Yancy Grocery was on the corner of Waterman Street and South Avenue. I got to know Mr. and Mrs. Yancy pretty good. They were elderly and easy going. It was on my paper route. I stopped there everyday and bought malt balls, 2 for a 1¢ until I bought too many and got sick.
There are a couple of stores I believe was in opened back in 1954 but they are not listed. One was Anna’s aunt, Lila Wright, who owned at Gulf Store at the corner of Canton Highway and Kurtz Road.
The other one was Miss Julie’s Store on Glover Street at the corner of Delk Street. Miss Julie and her elderly lady friends that hung sat around the store always seemed depressed. I don’t remember any of them smiling. We used to enjoy buying an Nea-High (?) Orange drink and put peanuts in the drink and sat on her cement front porch on a little bench and shoot at the big petroleum tank at the Texaco Wholesale Company just almost across the street.