Jeff was originally from Iron River, Michigan, USA and had lived in the Los Angeles area for 40 years. I met him sitting and reading in front of his antique store, “Jeff”, on Fairfax Avenue, Hollywood, California. The store is named after Jeff because, “I have senior memory. This way I will always remember the name of the store.”
The jacket Jeff wears in the picture is a nice vintage jacket. I asked if it was one he earned in the military service and he said, “I love patches. I wasn’t in the service at all. I was in college. There was a time where if your number wasn’t called that month, then you didn’t get to go. I was lucky one. I kind of wish I did go because I could have served my country. But I don’t think I would have wanted to serve her in a rice paddy.”
If you’re ever on Fairfax in the Los Angeles area, stop by at “Jeff.” You’ll find very interesting, unique items, you’ll get to meet a very nice gentleman, and you’ll get to see the interesting characters that hang out in front of the high school. They might even interact with Jeff. Or, if you can’t get to LA, just check out his INSTAGRAM @jeff.antiques.
Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.