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“Tottenville in Prose” …continued #5

“Tottenville inProse”  …continued #5
“Then there was Ike Bedell about enough can’t be said
He ran a grocery store and also buried the dead
In times gone by that job was not so nice
At that time they didn’t embalm but packed the bodies in ice
Across from the Baptist church another butcher shop
Owned by the father of Will Sharrott, Walter and Ben
There were two stores owned by people whose name were alike
They were two clothing stores owned by Levenson’s, Henry andmike
When you read of all this past you might think it a dream
But it was up on the next corner where Frank Russell madeice-cream
The streets were lit by oil which was not so bright
They would fill them in the morning and light them atnight.”
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