I remember Danewolf’s Grocery store on the corner of NE 13th and Failing as I used to go there all the time for groceries. I had six brothers Larry, Danny, Jim, Melvin, Ricky and Ronnie the twins. I remember the old neighborhood well. My dad was Irish and my mother was German. Edna Reisig, Albert Schreiber’s mother, Dorothy Markle and Martha Schwab used to always meet and gossip everyday. They were such good friends. I remember that almost all the people around us were of German-Russian decent. The Schleinings, Derrs (who lived on 14th off of Fremont), Schneidermans, and Millers who lived on 13th and Mason. I don’t remember all the names, but I went to Sabin in the 7th and 8th grade (1955-57). I remember all the people in that that neighborhood as being very kind, strict in their values, but almost always having fun. I don’t recall any kind of trouble in the area, except for the mischief of us kids once in awhile, but the people were always hard working and loved the weekends.
Story contributed by Lee Doyle.
Last updated November 12, 2016.