Jerry’s Journal

Traveling back: From out of the past came a note from a friend of mine I knew from our bowling league on Wednesday night at Lakeview Lanes.

“If you ever travel back to the east side,” she wrote, “my husband’s mother owned and operated a tea room on Cayuga Street. I think it was called The Cayuga. It was located opposite the original Morrill Press owned by my husband’s uncle and grandfather. You know it today as Cortini’s Shoes.”
– Deanne Cuyler Morrill

“P.S.: Terry teaches at Le Moyne College (chemistry) and I am still bowling!”

I just loved hearing from Deanne. She has lived in Bayberry for several years, and I thank her for writing me. I looked up the Morrill Press in the 1950 city directory and found in that block of Cayuga Street, from South Second to South Third, there was – just to name a few – Lambrino Dry Cleaners; Perkins Florists; Mel’s Taxi; the Syracuse Herald Journal; the VFW; Rose Schnur, beautician; Samuel Cocopoti, trucker, and Dr. John Rogers.

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