Last five posts from the CHAT-M-Room
(Town Common) are:
Mary Baker and Gladys Nickerson worked there when I was there, along with Betty Bearse, a presser. And maybe Anne Doane one summer.. The older women took care of drying and folding and wrapping the laundry, that I had washed, for various customers.
In the off-season, Castell taught me how to thread steel pipe when we overhauled one of his boilers. Mind you I was not even 16 yet!! He also taught me some ditties that he had learned in the Army. Ruby would deny any knowledge of what he was telling me.
Richard Gould Ryder
Eastham, MA USA - Sun 12/10/2017 - 19:52:19
There are a lot of Chatham people who worked at Ruby's Dry Cleaning Shop and Laundry. Myself included! I rode my bike to work there as a 14 year old, and worked for Castell Kelly and Ruby (Bloomer) Kelly for two summers. They treated me well, and left me with huge responsibility for a young kid. I ran large washing machines, an extractor, and doled out bluing to loads that needed it, washed Stanley Bishops pants BEFORE they were dry cleaned. I would go across the street and buy Phillips Stand corn and eat it for lunch without cooking. Not much difference.
Richard Gould Ryder
Eastham, MA USA - Sun 12/10/2017 - 17:54:40
Carol - was this the laundromat building across from Philips Farm Market? I remember it there.
James J Dempsey
W.Chatham+Boxborough, MA USA - Sun 12/10/2017 - 14:09:57
For a very short while they were located in the old Jordan Village building on Rte 28. They sure did make great pizza......
West Chatham\, MA USA - Sat 12/09/2017 - 17:21:07
Richard, you probably don't remember the pizza place as it was there for a short time late 60's early 70's and I believe you were not around much back then. Something about obligations in other parts of the world. I remember it being there after I got back from Vietnam in 1970. I believe it was also at one or two locations in Chatham. Anybody remember where?
West Chatham, MA USA - Sat 12/09/2017 - 12:38:03