Phillip Levy and Company
2707 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

THEN: NOW:
 
1950s 1954 Anchor, pp. 142-3  
Courtesy of Tim Parsons ('73)
of VA - 07/17/04
Courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73)
of VA - 04/27/05
 
OOOH!  Thanks, Tim! WOWZERS!  Thanks, Tom!  
THEN:
 
  1951 Anchor 1952 Anchor, p. 145 1953 Anchor, p. 146 1954 Anchor, p. 150
  Betty Joyce Pittman and Nellie Wise Shirley Fowler and
Barbara Jarrett ('52)
Caroline Crutcher ('53) and
Darlene Mitchell ('55)
Sherry Crossley ('55) and
Kiddy Dickens ('55)
  Courtesy of Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 12/28/04
Thanks, Tim!
Courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73)
of VA - 04/27/05
Thanks, Tom!
Courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73)
of VA - 04/27/05
Thanks, Tom!
Courtesy of Tom Norris (HHS - '73)
of VA - 04/27/05
Thanks, Tom!
 
1955 Anchor, p. 155 1956 Anchor, p. 149 1957 Anchor, p. 147 1958 Anchor, p. 157 1959 Anchor, p. 150
Harriet Corson ('56) and Adrienne Nettles ('56) Harriette Helfrich ('56) and Patricia Wilmoth ('56) Agnes Dick ('57) and
Joan Ownby ('58)
Evelyn Fryer ('58) and Evelyn Thomas ('59) Betty Jean Spencer ('60) and Carolyn Smith ('60)
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 04/13/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 04/13/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 04/13/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 04/13/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 04/13/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
 
 
Phillip Levy and Company was the first place to ever extend credit to me!
I paid an outrageous price of $10.00 for a "world band" radio.
They let me pay for it at the rate of $1.00 a week until paid in full. No interest!
That radio would "pick up" stations around the world as well as the most important one at the time, 1310, WGH!
It would even pick up "FM" stations, which at the time only "played elevator music"!
- Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 12/29/03
Thanks, Wayne!
 
THEN:
   
March 24, 1956 March 30, 1956 March 24, 1956 March 24, 1956 March 24, 1956
Apparently I was a naughty little eight-year-old (big surprise there, right?!?), who suddenly balked at going to church.
My mama, realizing she could bribe me with new clothes, took me shopping
at Phillip Levy for not one but two new dresses, plus a spring topper. 
The only catch was I had to wear them to church before I wore them anywhere else.
Knowing a good deal when I heard one, I readily agreed. 
By a glorious coincidence, the next two Sundays would be
Palm Sunday (alternately spelled "Plam Sunday") and Easter Sunday.
Thrilled with the entire plan, I wrote my beloved paternal grandmother the illustrated letter above.

When Palm Sunday dawned, I was feeling considerably less than my best,
but the promise of the new dresses overcame even my legendary knack for excuse-making.
Declining to mention to anyone that I was rather feverish, off I happily went to church decked out in my new finery.
By the time I arrived back home, the cause of my malaise was obvious to all.
The pink polka dots on my blue dotted Swiss dress were no match for my pink polka dotted chicken poxed skin.

But, hey, I kept up my end of the bargain!

- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 04/13/04
NOW:
 
 
 
 

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