I can remember a small record shop in Summer Shopping Center where Wink Martindale worked for a while, but I don't recall the name of it.
I'm wondering if the white fountain-looking object to the left of the Doughboy is still there. I have some pictures of my mother and grandmother standing by it when my mother was very young. She is 89 now.
WELL, I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THIS GIANT HEAD IN YEARS, BUT I HAVE WONDERED ABOUT THE GIANT PEANUT MAN THAT STOOD PROUDLY ON SUMMER AVENUE NEAR POP TUNES FOR YEARS. I COULD SEE THE TOP OF HIS HEAD FROM MY HOUSE. ALSO, WHERE ARE THE GIANTS TODAY THAT STOOD IN FRONT OF THE GIANT FOOD STORES. I FELT SORRY FOR THEM IN THE WINTER, BECAUSE THEY HAD ON SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS!
I remember some pits that were located on the east side of Waring between Tutwiler and Summer. It was fun, but a bit scary. I don't think they lasted there too long.
By Richard Alley
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