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Appreciates story about longtime barber

April 28, 2013

To the editor: We want to thank The Messenger and Hans Madsen for the article on our dad, Art Mason, and the Wahkonsa Barber Shop....

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Apr-28-13 1:07 AM

It was my pleasure to relay the information to the newspaper about your father. His kind are a dying breed. And in reading your letter, it brings back a lot of good memories when downtown Ft Dodge was the place to go. I think it was on Monday nights and the people were shoulder-to-shoulder on main street. And who could ever forget "shagging the drag"?@ And Christmas? Wow!! The lights, the windows, and the food at Constantine's was just amazing. And the food at Woolworth's was great. I'll never forget Woolworth's as that's where I proposed to my wife. Ahh, the memories of the good old days will live in my mind and I hope I can remember them as I get older.

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Apr-28-13 11:29 PM

Two disagrees? Would those that disagreed care to explain what there was to disagree with? If you can come up with a reason, that is.

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May-01-13 12:51 PM

DITTO to everything BigSilk said. Busses alway run late on Monday nights for those of us that had no other transportation. Don't forget the House of Hits...we had to walk to downtown from North Jr High to catch the bus home and House of Hits was always our first stop to hear what the latest hit was. Brings back a lot of good memories. As for the Barber Shop in the basement, I remember always leaning over the rail to see who was in there getting a haircut.

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