Nearly 75 people turned out (in?) for the quarterly Burlingame-Hillsborough Historical Society quarterly meeting today at the Lane Room. Even though it was gorgeous outside, everyone was enthralled by the photos of the numerous small local grocery stores that dated back to the teens. Funny how the "then and now" photos draw memories out of people.
These meetings often have guest speakers and today was no exception. Local grocers Don Stanaway and Mark Lucchesi were the special guests and the highlight for me was hearing Mark talk about his father (Roy Robert) and mom (Bruna, hope I spelled that right) and their stores on B'way and later near the Avenew. Don Stanaway paid Mark's dad the highest tribute when he called him a great competitor (their stores were just a couple blocks apart) and a true gentleman. Here's Mark talking about his early days working for his dad at Jim's Super.