Wednesday, August 7, 2013
In an earlier article I mentioned that my dad’s old store was right by Mr. Ed Law’s appliance store in Moncks Corner.
The Law family has always been good friends of ours. If an appliance needed to be fixed, he’d either fix it or sell you another but many times he’d be able to fix it.
I remember many occasions he’d come over to our house and fix the TV or some other appliance as I sat there and watched him with fascination. How was he going to figure out what was wrong? How’d he know what tools he needed?
I could only figure he was an awfully smart man. He was, and I figure still is.
I remember many times looking at all the new appliances in his store, which was state of the art at that time. When I was little we had him to come to the house to fix our TV. I watched him as he took the front glass of the TV off. I just knew those little people in the TV were going to come out!
When I was a little older, Mr. Law had hired Mr. Herbert Brenner as a helper. His son Eugene and I had become good friends and still are.
I guess we were about 6 or 7 and it must have been summer because we were not in school and both of us were with our dads. Gene may not remember this, but one day we were both playing with worn out appliance parts in the back of Mr. Law’s store pretending we were great inventors. There was an old battery that we applied some wires to and when we did there was a spark.
It scared me so bad I ran into Dad’s store because I knew we were doing something we weren’t supposed to be doing. No, I never told my Dad. There are just some things that are so embarrassing you don’t tell anyone, not even your parents.
For me, that was one of them.
Do you have any memories of the things I’ve shared, or of your own childhood in Moncks Corner? I would be privileged if you would share them with me. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.