Thanks Frank for another trip down memory lane. As a child, one of my favorite stores on West Portal Avenue was Ray's Toy Village. What kid did not like a toy store.
Typewriters! WNP members consider watching a wonderful documentary (it's available on Netflixs) California Typewriter. Did you know that Tom Hanks is a typewriter collector -- he owns 200+ typewriters. Much of the film is set in the East Bay. On San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley not far from where I know live is California Typewriter - a small shop that repairs and sells typewriters. Loved the red one!!!