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Argylian Days of Yore: West Midwood in the 1950s

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The View From Argyle Heights: West Midwood in the 1950s By Homeowner Harry (Another in a series of observations about life in West Midwood as it is lived today…or maybe not) In August, I got an email from California asking for a subscription to the West Midwood Newsletter. My initial reaction was to think: “Yes! The Newsletter has gone viral!”  America was finally discovering my deep insights into why the neighborhood should start calling itself Argyle Heights, thereby upping property values 15-20% thanks to the desirability of embedding altitude into our name. I was considering creating a shielded Pay Pal account with deposits funneled into an offshore brokerage in the Caymans so as to speed up my retirement. To assist future marketing plans, in my return email containing the Pay Pal instructions, I added a PS: “BTW, how did you hear about the Newsletter? Did somebody put it on You Tube?” The answer dashed all my hopes: “No, I was staying at a West Midwood Bed & Breakfa