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  Eddie's New and Used Furniture
9512 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
3103 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

Then, on to the "New Eddie's" at 9512 Warwick Boulevard, which is just past Huntington Park, but on the east side. Alas, all that is there is an abandoned and fenced-off service station. It would appear that this Eddie's was razed.
OK, first stop was Eddie's on Jefferson Avenue, which we believed was the "Old Eddie's" until Jamey (Douglas Bacon - '66 - of VA) set us straight and reported the the Old Eddie's is New, again. It is located at 3103 Jefferson Avenue.
1966 Anchor, p. 194 9512 Warwick Boulevard 3103 Jefferson Avenue - Monday, August 28, 2006
08/26/06 - Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/28/06 Image by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/28/06
WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Dave!

..... an amazing resemblance to Eddie's Furniture Store of our youth, with furniture and mattresses piled high,
with only tunnels and narrow passageways through which to pass......

- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 08/25/06

I wanted you to know that Eddie's Used Furniture is still in business. It has moved downtown.  Eddie is in his 90's.
My Avon lady works for him. She is in her 60's and takes care of ''the books''. Eddie looks exactly the same
as he did in the 1960's.

- Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 08/25/06
WOWZERS!  I'm astonished!  Thanks, Jamey!

Eddie's has been a byword in our family for 50 years.  Neither my sister Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC)
nor I can remember why, but about the summer of 1956, my mama took our cousin, Clarke Booth (Wake Forest HS - '57),
who was visiting from Northern VA, and us shopping on a mission to Eddie's.  As near as I can recall, we must have been
searching for a rollaway bed.  None of us had never seen anything anywhere to compare to Eddie's!

Clarke, ever the tease of epic proportion, darted me off to a far corner of the store, and wedged me securely
between two mattresses, and ran merrily on his way.  How I managed to escape, I've no idea.

This was done in much the same way as he tried unsuccessfully every summer to teach me how to swim
at Buckroe Beach.  A master lifeguard, he would take me out to the deep water, saying, "C'mon, Carol. 
We're going for a one-way trip." 

After depositing me, he would then swim away at a remarkable rate of speed.  As I was going down for the third time,
with the sure knowledge that I was going to drown (as he was waaay too far away to possibly rescue me), he would
magically appear to save me once again.

   "Well, Carol, you still didn't learn to swim.  My, my."

After this wonderful trip to Eddie's, it fell firmly into our vocabulary:

"I'm bored.  Wanna go to Eddie's?!?  WILD GIGGLES!!!"

"Are you ever going to clean your room?!?  It looks like Eddie's!"

Everyone should have an Eddie's in their lifetime, to look back upon with awe and wonder. 
I'm delighted to know it still exists!

- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 08/26/06

(This page was created on 08/26/06.)

As I read the entries on this page, I got the impression that Eddie's was some dark, crowded
cavern of a store ... a very intimidating and scary place for a kid.

With those images at work (and your guidance for "appropriate chaos"),
I wondered how this would work:


Whaddaya think??

OH, yeah!

Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the Peer Gynt Suite courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/26/06
Thanks, Dave!  It's perfect!

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