Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 02:44:14 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Re: Sears & Roebuck; Montgomery Ward
OK, what's the story with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Bean.
I once met Mr. Darwin Fenner in New Orleans. I never knew if Merrill Lynch was
one person or two. Who was it who said that Republicans always have two
one of which is their first name?
Also, I presume there was a trade name of Woolworth's Five and Ten Cent
everyone called The Five and Ten. Well, almost everyone. Some called it The
Five and Dime. What did you call it where you are from?
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com
P.S. Was it Sears, Roebuck & Cohen? ;-)
In addition to Sears and Roebuck, I believe that there was a third, silent
partner who was Jewish. Roebuck sold out early on, leaving Sears, who
worked himself to death without taking time to eliminate the extended
business name himself. Montgomery Ward was one person named Montgomery,
something I intuitively believed as a kid, even though Montgomery to me
was strictly a last name.
I think that Montgomery Ward sounds much better than Ward Montgomery, but
yes, yes, I would never refer to it as Montgomery's! I'd rather go to
These are esthetic considerations that may be beyond the realm of the
rationale considered here. One neat thing about the name Montgomery
Ward in its entirety is that the M and W are reciprocal images that look
quite nice in caps.
A mail order fan,