Mark A. Richman
April 21, 2011
Post #2706 – 20110421
All Pinkwater readers, fans and salami
salesmen know how Daniel spent his
formative years attending grammar school
in Chicago and visiting the nearby
penny-candy store known as ‘the gyp joint’.
The only child of the proprietors
of Richman School Supply on Broadway
near Nettlehorst Grammar school (1939-1969)
Fred Richman has passed away.
99 days short of his 96th birthday.
I know that hundreds of indiviuals
living across the world today still
fondly remember their moments spent on
Broadway, to and from school, and their
visits to ‘the gyp joint’.
I have talked with people who try to
describe the actual feel inside that
penny-candy store to their own young children;
as a time long past in Americana culture.
So, as we bid a farewell to Fred Richman
let us maintain a strong sentimental and
emotional tie to the childhood that formed
us as good adults.
As I have said before, if anyone has
mementos of memory, photographs and/or other?
of ‘the gyp joint’ please respond,
and Daniel can reach me through my e mail.
99 days short of the 96th birthday is excellent! Not show-offish, but substantial. Who would not be pleased with a similar check-out date? Good luck, and bon voyage to Fred, who played his role in the neighborhood where generations of Nettelhorsters learned about the small sweet things of life.