March is a busy time for the city of South St Paul and continues to be to this day. One hundred twenty five years ago on March 2nd, the city was incorporated with the SSP post office being established the following year. Glewwe Grocery store opened their new store on March 4, 1910 at the corner of 5th and Marie Avenue. I've written on the store before, see here. The South St Paul Jaycees were first established on March 16, 1934 and the South St Paul Lions were founded on March 30, 1948. For the Centennial the city hosted a birthday party at City Hall with cake and punch for all. International flags representing 15 different countries making up the ethnic background of the citizens of SSP were presented to the city for display in the foyer. This year's celebration is very much the same. Cake will be available at City Hall and fireworks will be shot off near the Mississippi River the following weekend.
But there are plenty of other reasons for celebration:
My sister, Rae Marie and her husband, Mark, were both born on the 31st and also celebrate their wedding anniversary on this date.
My grandparents, Omer & Hazel Brossoit would have celebrated their 81st anniversary on the 18th of March.
With a shout-out to my other family members and their birthday's this month, Janice, Wesley, and a few more stragglers, I would like to try to mention a few long-gone relatives and their birthdays. Not promising anything but that will be the next month's posts.