Westy’s by the bridge

In the 1950’s and into the early 60’s, there a little ramshackle store called “Westy’s” that was situated next to the bridge tower. It was run by an old man named Raymond Midaugh. He used to sell candy, cigarettes and in the fall cider, both hard and soft. In the back room (there were only 2 rooms), there was what seemed to be a never ending euchre game being played by some ancient old men. I remember Westy’s was the first place to sell Atomic Fireballs candy. This was in 1954. I was 11 yrs. old then. I remember those days like it was last month.

John O’Stewart, Plaquemine, La.

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