Sue Rummel provided this poem which brings back memories. The author of the poem is unknown. Does anyone have any photos of the old Fountain on the Common or the fireworks when they were in Manning Bowl?
We’ll Always Remember Lynn
Lynn is our home town
Quite a city in its day
If you didn’t make shoes or slippers
The G. E. provided your pay.
From City Hall to Market Square
The Commons on a Summer night
The fountains dancing in color
And a band concert, what a sight!
Bessie Rolfe, Magranes & Goddard’s
Wonderful stores to shop
And Grants, Burrows & Sanborn and Rogers
We knew them from bottom to top.
The Warner and the Paramount
The Waldorf and Olympia too
Six acts of vaudeville at the Capital
Plus a movie, cartoon and the news.
Street cars climbing Highland Circuit
The view from High Rock Tower
Going to Boston on the Narrow Guage
It must of taken hours.
Over at old St. Mary’s
By gender did we learn
Any mingling fo boys and girls
would be a moral concern.
And when 2:30 rolled around
and we were all “set free”
we beet feet over to Hennessy’s Spa
The real “in” place to be.
Hanover Circle and Surfside Road
Ocean Street with all the swells.
Broad and Lewis, Union and Market
And the dump with all the smells.
The balloon Lady on the 4th of July
The parades that made us proud
The fireworks exploding at Manning Bowl
To the delight and roar of the crowd.
The smell of coffee at J. B. Bloods
The Item and Telegram News
Choosing penny candy at the Red and Gray
And going to Musinsky’s for shoes.
The Boston and Maine crossing Central Square
Over Hovey’s and the Dover Smoker
Hunts and Hennessey’s and Connolly’s for fudge
Then Stilianos for a chocolate mocha.
I remember the beaches, I remember the Woods
I remember Lynn Shore Drive,
I remember the day we graduated
It’s remarkable we’re still alive!
Its been a few years fellow students
Since we passed each other in Lynn
But we’ll alwasys be proud we came from,
Old Lynn, that City of Sin!