Several months ago, I parked on Broadway to take some photos of the old Broadway Theater after it was damaged by fire.
When I walked back to the car, I saw something that looked vaguely familiar.
When I got home, I looked in the City Directory for the street address, and confirmed that the sign marked where Hirsch-Tinsley Appliance Co. (later just Tinsley Appliance Center) was located.
It’s funny how the ghost of a sign can bring back memories.
We might have bought TV there
The Zenith television in the corner of this Christmas 1966 photo might very well have been bought at Hirsch-Tinsley.
Mr. Tinsley died in 1979. Here is a copy of his obituary that ran in The Missourian on February 21, 1979.
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Finley’s Drug store was along the same area and the Blue Note.
This brings back memories….
We bought a refrigerator, a few televisions and my first VCR from Tinsley Appliance. Leo Amelunke took over, I think, after Mr. Tinsley died.
I had my first taste of Stag beer at the Blue Note when I was about 9 years old. I remember sitting on a stool at the bar between my dad, Joe Schlue, and my grandpa, Harry Schlue. The bartender drew a pony glass of draft beer and set it in front of me. I took a few sips but mostly salted the beer to get a head of foam the way my dad and grandpa did. I imagine I wasn’t the first or last kid that barkeep introduced beer to.
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When I returned from USAF on 11/22/63 I was walking up Broadway from bus station. I looked in window at Tinsleys at JFK in Dallas and saw the shooting . I was tearing all the way home
THAT is a powerful image.