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McMullen's Meats

Forty years, Granddad had store. Sold meat, ice cream, dry goods. Meats made mighty fine sandwich. He was old, bent over still Doing his carving craft. Had long-time customers. Some my Dad delivered to them in his truck. One customer Peg became Dad's lover And second wife of seven. I loved her. In winter Granddad sold Christmas trees. All year long, I got a popcycle treat And a quarter for a movie and popcorn. The theatre was just down the street. University town - Newark, Delaware. Gram did bookkeeping while I read. He also sold Pepperidge Farm bread. When old, white building was torn Down, became parkings spaces for The University. A picture and an Article in paper, I have in a box. When I grew older had bagels with Cream cheese, red onion and lox.

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