Buffalo & Erie County Public Library: Staff Review by Patricia Covley:
Remembering Old Buffalo features the reminiscences of octogenarian Joseph Radder. Radder shares his memories of old time Buffalo in a highly readable offering, telling us about a very different time and community, when Buffalo’s downtown bustled with activity and summers were filled with rides on the Canadiana to Crystal Beach.
Radder illustrates the story of growing up in Western New York during in the first half of the twentieth century, describing Sunday afternoon rides in the country, the celebration of holidays, school days, and memories of food (including visits to the Broadway and Washington Street Markets).
Remembering Old Buffalo truly is a visit to the glory years in Western New York. Radder’s conversational style makes that distant time come to life. Why not spend a couple of relaxing evenings with Radder, letting him tell you about the good old days?
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