Two-fingered typist became our best writer

— Here at General Electric, George worked in the Quality Control Division overseeing the top-secret manufacture of heavy military equipment.

The first day that we came to the Liverpool area, we had two blessings.

As we drove up First Street, we saw a sign in an upstairs window that advertised an “Apartment for Rent.” We stopped and rented it immediately. Driving around the village later, we found a vacant lot for sale [along Sixth Street just west of Oswego Street]. In due time, we bought it. Three years later, that lot held our new home that George built, almost entirely by himself.

A sudden statement

Marylee Armour is survived by her daughter, Jean Armour Polly, the director of Liverpool Public Library. A few days before Marylee died, Jean was wheeling her to dinner at Iroquois Nursing Home in Jamesville. Though her verbal skills had begun to wane, Marylee suddenly looked up from her wheelchair, winked at Jean and said, “I have something up my sleeve, honey!” She always did!

Her friend, Gail Travers from Jordan, said Marylee Armour brought out the best in others. “She listened without judgment and loved others for who they are,” Travers said. “Those of us who cared for Marylee are all the better for it. I will never forget her.”

Flicker shows recalled

Film historian Norm Keim will recall Liverpool’s silent-era movie theater located 90 years ago on First Street. Keim will discuss Flicker Shows at The Lakeshore at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St.; 457-0310; lpl.org. Admission is free and open to the public.

Keim is the author of “Our Movie Houses: A History of Film and Cinematic Innovation in Central New York.” Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing following the program which is sponsored by the Historical Association of Greater Liverpool.

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