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Carey’s Pet Shop on East Street — and later Elm Street — was a favorite store during the baby boom years, and its owner, was a great teacher on the care of pets.
We baby boomers appear to be the last of today’s generations to be major collectors. Whether it is family heirlooms, antiques or even smaller hobby collections, for most of us, even the smallest collections create an emotional attachment very difficult to give up.
One of my favorite of Pittsfield's many playgrounds in the 1950s and '60s was at Crane School in the Morningside section of the city. In addition to activities, It was the only playground located on school grounds that had a wading pool.
In the 1950s, after school let out, our parents treated the three of us kids annually to the Catskill Game Farm, a 1,000-acre animal preserve …