April 28 – Happy Birthday Margaret Kelly & Betty Wells

April 28th is combination “Birthday Bits,” “What if this Person Wasn’t Born Today” and Ladies Day for the Amsterdam Birthday Blog.

Margaret Kelly was born in Larchmont, NY. on this date in 1915. Her Dad was a newspaper publisher and her Mom was the daughter of Amsterdam’s Thomas Kennedy, co-owner of this City’s once prosperous Yund Kennedy & Yund Knitting Mills. Margaret graduated from…

Yund, Kennedy & Yund and Kelly Lumber are both no longer in business but Sikorski’s Service Station at the foot of Amsterdam’s Prospect Street is and it celebrated its 65th anniversary last year. That impressive milestone may not have been reached if Betty Wells hadn’t also been born on this date in 1921.  Here’s why. Ask anyone who has their car repair work done at Sikorski’s and you’ll get at least one of these three reasons: they are excellent at what they do; they are incredibly honest; and they stand behind their work…

You can read the rest of the stories about these Amsterdam natives in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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