St. Pete’s Green Benches
They are gone but not forgotten
In 1959 St. Petersburg (the one in Florida, not Russia) was a small, sunny, and very dull town known for its retiree population. When I lived in the area back then, my mother and I would take a jaunt across the bridge to St. Pete to the beach.
We’d have lunch at the counter in the Maas Brothers and would chuckle at the menu selections of…