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Posted by Diane (Carlson) Viale on Friday, July 08, 2005 at 16:47:42 :

In Reply to: "Going Downtown" posted by Pamela Storm [] on Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 10:41:39 :

Pamela, you are so right about what a big deal it was! Though my earliest memories are from the 40's when I lived in SF, I was a late teen-ager when I again lived and also worked in SF in 1959-60. And yes, everyone "dressed" to go downtown...even hats and gloves! It is so different now.

: When I was a little girl growing up in Noe Valley, I recall that "going downtown" was a pretty big deal. It wasn't something we did very often, because most anything we might want or need could be found either right there in Noe Valley or in the Mission. But one reason I really looked forward to my birthday every year was because I knew I would be "going downtown" with my grandparents, Albert and Myrtle (Seielstad) Mion.

: I'm dating myself here <grin> but this would have been in the early 1960's. Mom (Judy Mion Storm) took pains to see that I was properly dressed for the occasion. She believed, even as late as the early '60's, that one simply did NOT "go downtown" in everyday clothes!

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