Paradise Confectionery fondly recalled

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This is a follow-up letter to the identification in Monday’s Observer-Reporter of the Mystery Photo of the Paradise Confectionery on West Chestnut Street in Washington.


I am sure I am not alone when I say I remember Jake Paradise fondly. I remember my dad taking me to the store in the 1950s. What a treat that was. But little did I know then that years later, while serving in Vietnam, I would receive a package from Jake containing a box full of his chocolate candy. Among all the wonderful letters, packages and love I received from home during that time, I have never forgotten Paradise’s gift of encouragement.


Yes, the specialty of the house might have been “frozen worlds,” but the specialty of Jake Paradise was his generous love.



Jim Markley


Beallsville


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