Picture JS008

Picture JS008B

Description: Main Street looking west, with the Kress store on the left. Across the street, Walgreen's drugstore holds a spot in country music history. West Durham native and songwriter John D. Loudermilk stopped at Walgreen's every Saturday to get a Baby Ruth for his girlfriend. One day the store was having a sale on flowers so he also bought a rose. In 1958, the number one song in the country was Loudermilk's "A Rose and a Baby Ruth." Inspired by Marvin's Alley in the Edgemont neighborhood, Loudermilk also wrote "Tobacco Road" (performed by Lou Rawls, Jefferson Airplane, and others). He's still writing (for Nora Jones) and is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Postmark place and date: Durham 1920

Addressee: Miss Adeline Waters; Little Neck Road; Little Neck L.I.; N.Y.

Handwritten text on front of card: none

Handwritten text on back of card: Dearest Lin: Guess you think that I have forgotten you but I haven't--think of you often and wish that I could see you. How is everybody and what are you doing? I imagine the sweet air from Little Neck Bay is the same. Write soon. Tell John "Hello" and everybody else. Pearl

Printed text:: Published by the Durham Book and Stationery Co., Durham, N.C. Made in U.S.A.

Filename: JS008 - JS008b

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