Friday, October 19, 2012

Kiss to build a dream on

 Whenever I hear this song it brings these pictures to mind...

Mary & Otto - Tyler, TX  (R.H. Martin & Sons truck in the background)

My Aunt Eleanor, mom & Aunt Ann - Tyler, TX

O.J. (Otto) DiMola - Tyler, TX

From what I understand, Mr. Rowan taught my grandfather the floor covering trade. He started out making $.50 can hour in 1945.  He moved his family [back home] to Ridgewood, NY, and in 1970 started his own business: "O.J. DiMola Floor Covering" 

...years later when I started my career in the fashion industry, he was very proud to tell me how he did all the floors in Mr. Bergdorfs home (of the retail chain Bergdorf Goodman) back in TX.

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