Travel to U.S.: West: A Boy's San Francisco: 1: Photo 7
Here's where he shopped with his parents or housemaid. (Yes, indeed, even a middle-class family living in an upstairs flat could have a maid. There were two over the years, Nola and Evelyn. They came in the morning and left before dinner. They were a good deal more affectionate than the boy's mother, and so he loved them.) This store was then called Littleman's. Heaven knows why the name is so deeply embedded: the sign carried a little picture of a grocery clerk running. The boy's house was seven blocks from here. He remembers holding hands at the crosswalks and remains puzzled that nobody ever drove those seven blocks, even when there were several bags to carry.
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