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A lot has changed in a half century

I recall the years 1963 and 1964. Tommie Postell and June Bug Griffin, around ages nine and 12 years old. Children bought candy from the Mathis Grocery Store. Their mothers bought groceries by the week paying on the first of the month and those boys were raised by good parents. We had good meats and fresh vegetables every day. We served Holloway, Harding, Van Buren and Gordon streets. All those years, what a change.

NADINE MATHIS

Albany

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agirl_25 1 year, 8 months ago

Thank you for the brief letter about your recall of Junebug and Tommie. Do you recall if Tommie was a racist little boy then? I ask because he seems to say such racist things according to quotes in the Albany Herald and I wonder if he was always that way or if he just grew up and became a racist. You said he was raised by good parents and I would certainly hate to think that his horrible behavior now was a reflection on the way he was raised.

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