Saturday, September 12, 2009

Even MORE 3rd Street Community Service Station

You can even see the rubber hoses Stumpy ran over on his bicycle. I think I'd throw my Bread Basket hat on the ground with that kind of pressure. Funny thing is I've heard the Bread Basket hat story from at least 3 people so far.

For an explanation of this story see the comments section in the other Community Service Station story 3 posts below this one.


  1. Looks like a bon-a-fide “Caribbean Gardens” wall clock hanging above the front window.

    (click on the picture)

    That’s a Toucan sitting on a branch on the right side of the clock face reminiscent of the Toucan painted on the original “Julius Fleischmann’s Caribbean Gardens” sign that was across from the Coquina Sands entrance.

    Seagate Homeboy


    '61 Chevy on the left and a
    '55 Buick on the right. :o)

  2. Seagate Homeboy,

    I won't argue the cars, I'm sure you are 100% correct, but, I could be wrong, so often I am, however, I'm thinkin' Cardinal for the bird on the clock? Wha-da-ya-think?


    Hey, Brookside Homeboy, can I call myself, Lake Park Homegirl?

  3. Tara,

    I must maintain my personal recollection that the clock in the above picture is indeed one of a small number of "Caribbean Gardens" promo clocks featuring a Toucan logo that graced some select older local businesses in the late '50s and early '60s. There weren't many, but IMHO this is one of them.


    Seagate Homeboy

  4. Seagate Homeboy,
    I am sure you are right. At first glance I thought for sure it was a cardinal, my eyes are not what they used to be.

    About the clock, you would think I would know better because I worked at Jungle Larry's 70-71. What-a-marooon!

    Thanks for the info
    Lake Park Homegirl

  5. Now we know.....

    Or do we?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    I say it's a H@@T Owl!