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Mom and Pop stores.

Back in the days, Mom and Pop stores, and of course the local hardware store were a big thing. Every village and town had at least 1, family owned. In the major cities, there was a Mom and Pop store every other city block.
But for many reasons they have faded. However they still exist but not like they use to.
I have always liked the atmosphere of these stores. And they have been a great help to be people who are on limited incomes.
Enclosed please find pictures I have taken of former stores.







042Mom and Pop stores!

The lighting of the “Liberty Pole”.

Each year, during the first week in December,”The Liberty Pole” is lit up in downtown Rochester. It stands on the north side of Main street. Right next to the Sibley building.
This has always been a nice gathering with the cities Mayor, members of city government, and residents! It consists of bands, and various sorts entertainment, including Santa and some elves.

Inner city barber shop names. “The Hood.”

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Citizens Journalists Offices!

Good afternoon everyone. With the recent progress and growth of Mark’s aka The Chief, news station. More offices are being added almost daily.

Mark now has satellite offices in Rochester and Glen Cove New York. Along with Harpers Ferry West Virginia. From the West Virginia Bureau, Mark immediately added the Mexico Bureau. Miss Lorenais is the bureau chief there. She covers “all” Latin America” topics.

And just recently with serious negotiations, he added on our 1st international office. Yes folks, we now have a news bureau in Sri Lanka. Miss Shari is our foreign correspondent! Headquarters is Indiana.

Here at the Rochester bureau we are located on the 22nd floor. The entire floor is all state of the art electronics for news. Each junior reporter has a suite complete with a computer and satellite telephone.

Me as  bureau chief, I have a desk top computer, laptop, satellite phone, a ham radio and police scanner to track events by the minute. And along with this I have the chopper. Tupac who’s the Glen Cove bureau chief also uses the chopper on assignments.

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Rochester, 5th poorest city in the nation!