Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Final Days of the Baldwyn Dairy Bar
Shown is a photo of the Dairy Bar that we liked so well in the 50s. It lasted, under various owners, until 1965 or '66 before being razed to make way for the Ford dealership, bought from the Prathers and moved to this location by Ralph Pennington.
A few later additions were awnings and patios with benches, and as the sign reads, they evidently made fresh donuts there.
Some of the owners were, as I have found out, Swede and Larry Johnson, Jimmy Outlaw, and at the time of this photo, Woodrow E. Barnett.
The folks enjoying a cool something are Huse Woods, possibly Larry Carpenter (?) to the right of him, and I believe Kay Poling in white, who may have owned the business later. The couple with the child are not known - help us with the names if you can.
Even in those times money was not easy to get, but we would spend some of our meager income for the delicious treats there. Wish those prices would still get you a quality treat these days!
Also note one of the fashion fads then - penny loafers and white socks!
Photo from Bearcat annual yearbook. Courtesy of Clarene Evans.
Posted by Carl Houston at 8:34 PM