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Fred Massie smiling behind the counter

Fred Massie smiling behind the counter

This is a picture of my father, Fred T. Massie. It was taken when he was about 18 in around 1928. Although still in high school, he was already managing this drugstore in Norfolk, Virginia. Daddy is the handsome young man in the foreground wearing the "Hollywood" smile. View full size.

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Daddy noticed that the ladies were walking around the packages of this new product "Kotex". He said they looked at them but no one would pick them up. He figured out they were embarrassed to hand the product to the clerk.
So he left the prominent display but put the packages in plain brown paper bags. They sold out immediately.

95 cents for Kotex

Why did they want to keep the feminine protection out of reach of the public?

Fred Massie - One of the BEST

Fred Massie was not only very good looking, but he was also one of the best human beings ever. He was always, kind, loving and giving; all this ---always with that "Hollywood" smile. He is missed everyday.


Did y'all notice the woman sitting upstairs? I wish I could figure out what all those little packages are that are sitting on the counter in the foregroud. I wonder, did they make up sandwiches in advance?


Wow, he certainly looks older than 18! He was quite the handsome guy. Also, it shows just how mature he was in that he was managing an entire store at such a young age.


He was handsome then and when he got older and his hair turned white he still looked like a movie star.

Deb's friend Kathey

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