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Carol Jean and the Shady Lawn Bowling Patch…

September 11, 2012

Last month Carol Jean Schmidt Lewis was in Walla Walla for her Class of 1950 High School Reunion.  She worked for my grandfather, at Shady Lawn Creamery*, while she was in High School. Carol Jean’s job was to package popsicles and to sell ice cream.

Carol Jean has come into Shady Lawn to visit me several times in the past.  The last time that she came to town (from Spokane) she brought some SL pictures to share with me.

This time Carol Jean gave me a colorful wool felt Shady Lawn patch.  Her father, Conrad Schmidt, worked at SL in the 1940’s and he was on the SL bowling team.  The patch came off of the back of his bowling team shirt and it was tucked away with his things for over seventy years.

Carol Jean and the patch – CJ doesn’t look 80 years old!…

Carol Jean thank you so much for the patch!  It is displayed in a prominent place in one of my display cases.

*I’m not sure if anyone uses these footnote things anymore, but I did.  The buildings that Shady Lawn Antiques are in have been in the/my Emigh family since 1897.  My mother was the last to run the Creamery business when she retired in 1992.  Jill and I bought the buildings from her and opened Shady Lawn Antiques in 1994.

Shady Lawn… an Emigh family building for 115 years…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Hicks permalink
    September 14, 2012 5:45 am

    Very cool patch. I have always liked the script lettering in the name. Jim

  2. Jane permalink
    September 17, 2012 10:06 am

    I was going to say the same thing as Jimmy-Jane

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