Does anyone remember.....
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Posted by nightmarehippiegirl (+2) 23 days ago
Does anyone remember the name of the little disabled gentleman who had the clock repair, scissor sharpening business at his little house on Woodbury street?
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Posted by Tande (+121) 23 days ago
John Whitbeck
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Posted by r martelle (+181) 23 days ago
He was John Whitbeck. He and his father lived across from Bud's Market.
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Posted by Earl Bennett (+494) 23 days ago
Reply to r martelle (#376864)
He played a pretty good game of chess as well.
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Posted by Locate Lady (+3) 22 days ago
The timepiece repairman was Johnny/Johnnie Whitbeck. I remember him well. I have a lady's watch he cleaned and repaired. He even researched its age, made in 1887. The story told to me: His parents realized his quick mind, yet was confined to a wheel chair, they sought training for him to become a watch repairman and self supporting.
His house, by the Milwaukee track, is no longer.
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Posted by Kacey (+3144) 8 days ago
Johnny Whitbeck. I remember my mom taking my grandma's expensive watch to him to be fixed. He claimed he never had it. It did not end well.

[Edited by Kacey (9/15/2018 10:39:30 PM)]
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