KUDOS FOR CANNERY
Editor: It's a dreary Sunday afternoon in Ocean City, but Rafael Alvarez lifted my spirits with his insightful piece "Cannery Rows" [Feb. 16]. I, too, had a grandmother who lived on Dillon Street, and although she ran her own business, Gonter's Tavern, most of her female friends labored in packinghouses.
The Canton area of East Baltimore is rich in folklore and Americana. Could Rafael please do a follow-up story on the corner bakeries and confectionaries that evoke sweet memories for so many of us? And how about the Grand Theater and those wonderful Saturday-afternoon matinees?