Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1990 Curtis Anniversary

In 1990, Frank and Frances Curtis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The notice in the local newspaper read as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Curtis recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at a buffet dinner at Woodshire Place in Fowlerville.

Frank Curtis and the former Frances Finlan were married Sept. 29, 1940 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamston.

They have five children and 11 grandchildren.

For many years, Frank's Market and then Curtis Grocery was located where you will now find Maria's School of Dance North Grand Avenue entrance.  By the early 1960s, Frank Curtis had moved their store to its currently location and for many years was known as Frank's IGA.  The following picture was published in the newspaper (and like so many other pictures, can be found in The Fowlerville Chronicles) from the early 1970s. 
I have always found this picture of interest as pretty much everything in the photograph no longer exists.  Within a couple of years, the buildings at the left side of the picture were torn down to provide more parking spaces.  The IGA sign is gone, except for the base, and even the grocery store itself has been rebuilt after a fire in the late 1970s.

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