Thursday, August 7, 2008
National Night Out (Photo 2)
Photo by John Hoff
This photo really doesn't do the macaroni salad justice. Joy Teachout used cucumbers from the Polish woman's garden, as well as some small, tender yellow zucchini from her own backyard garden.
While we sat around talking, an old man with deep roots in the neighborhood told me his wife's family used to live right across the street, in both 3010 6th St. N. (now a rental owned by Phil Kleindl's outfit) and 430 30th Ave. N. (Raze order slapped on it, recently)
I asked him if he knew the family who used to live at my (former) property, 3016 6th St. N.
He said he did, but not well. Nice folks. They had some children. That was all he could recall. I asked him if anything "interesting" ever happened on the block, back in the old days.
"Well," he said. "There used to be a moonshine still in the basement of 3010. It was set up so the vapors would go into the furnace, and nobody could smell the distillery."
The things you learn about the neighborhood at National Night Out--!
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