Any one remember voting for Miss Rheingold? There were voting boxes in neighborhood grocery stores with pictures of beautiful girls. You could vote for your favorite. My friends and I would vote millions of times for a girl we wanted to win. I think I was about 10 at the time. It’s amazing how much freedom young city kids had in those days. My friends and I wandered all over (probably a 5 or 6 block radius.It was a poor neighborhood but we never knew we were poor because everyone was pretty much in the same boat. Much of what I know today I learned on those very streets.
Original author: Pat Harris (westsidegirl) [e-mail]