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An Acrylic Painting named "Dress Cleaning At Its Best“ by Canadian artist, Theresa Eisenbarth

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Title: Dress Cleaning at It’s Best | Gyorkos Cleaners
Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches
Artist: Theresa Eisenbarth

North Railway shopping had everything we needed to meet our weekly needs. There was a pharmacy, a bakery, a grocery store, a corner convenience store, a restaurant and a dry cleaner. Friday was shopping day and all of us three girls would be dragged along all day long. On the way home, my mom would tear a piece of Trident gum in half and give us each a piece.

Just a half-of-a-piece, you ask?  Yes, maybe our mouths were too little back then and we couldn’t chew that big of a piece of gum! We didn’t lean into any excess at our house. But……don’t even think about taking your gum out of your mouth or spitting it on the ground like I did in front of the dry cleaners. Talk about a whooping and lashes with a wet noodle. You just DID NOT litter.

This is a newer version of the Gyorkos Cleaner’s wood door. I’ve often thought that its a beautiful thing: solid, full of interesting character, wood grain and classic. Just like the people who owned the store.

Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat Exhibit called “ Walking The Flats” 2020