Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 02:44:14 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY 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 last names one of which is their first name? Also, I presume there was a trade name of Woolworth's Five and Ten Cent Store which 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? SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 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 >Sears. >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, >Bill King > >