Remembering The Past: Elizabeth Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison

ELIZABETH-The following memories are from Mrs. Morris: “In the early 1940s we would push our baby carriages (not strollers) up-town to Broad Street. I would take Elizabeth Avenue as there were stores along the way to shop.

“On Broad Street, we would sometimes leave our carriages outside Goerke’s Department Store and walk our babies inside, shop a little and go out to check. People would walk by and admire the babies and carriages covers. Nothing bad ever happened. My daughter can’t believe this, but I’m sure others remember.

“We also put our babies to sleep in playpens. What a different world we live in today.

“I enjoy your column every week!”

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your past material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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