Rustic was the word for the 1987 fall rummage sale at Congregation Beth Israel in Schenectady. Preparing lamps, fans and spinning wheels are, from left, Shirley Friedman, Molly Rubin, Adele Grayman and Molly Shubin. The party was held Nov. 16.
For guys who grew up in Schenectady’s Third Ward, the night before Thanksgiving has always been boys’ night out.
They meet at the Schenectady Veterans of World War II Hall on Union Street, have a few beers and settle the world.
Conversation was on tap Nov. 25, 1987. And while guys like “Rockhead,” “The Roamer” and “Joe Plastic” were toasting friendship on the fourth Wednesday of the month, other people were doing other things in a month of “Novembrances.”
The Schenectady Choral Society performed a free concert at the Schenectady County Library. Local fashion models decided to show off dresses and gowns they had made themselves. Arts and crafts fans prepared bazaars and rummage sales.