Many thanks to an old friend, Bill Avery, for contributing this image which was an advertising circular that was placed inside copies of The Miami News that were delivered to customers in our area. Bill is on the left side and grew up several blocks away, attending Immaculate Conception School and Monsignor Pace Senior High.
Dotty and her husband Johnny moved across the street shortly after us when their new home was completed in June or July 1957. Our home is in the background of the photo. Dotty and Johnny had five children: LuAnn, Joni, little Johnny, Mark and Trisha.
Johnny served in Korea with the Marine Corps during the Korean War, was wounded in combat and he had shrapnel wounds to prove it. Our housekeeper Gram used to babysit the Cheleotis kids when Johnny and Dotty went out and I used to babysit them when Gram couldn't do it due to babysitting other neighborhood kids. They were all good kids. Johnny and Dotty used to take me to drive-in movies with their kids from time to time and that was a real treat.
Dotty became a Miami News counselor around 1959/1960 and a truck would dump bundles of newspapers at her garage where a group of paperboys would come to fold their papers, load their bikes and then deliver them to nearby neighborhoods. I became a paperboy in 1960 and Dotty was my counselor. The Cheleotis family moved to Lima, Ohio in 1969 and I visited them there for a day or two in 1970 while on a road trip around the eastern USA.