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In the carnival were sno-balls. Now sno-balls are shaved ice, back then in a white, V-shaped cup with syrup over it, might be strawberry or cherry syrup. And the ice was shaved … by hand. You had a little scraper, you put the cup in it and you scraped it like a big razor blade, scraped over a block of ice. So when you pull it, it shaves and the ice backs up. But later they made machines that would shave it. So there was a man and his son who had two sno-ball stands and they were competitors of Mr. Mansfield’s. Well, I talked to the man and his son and they were willing to sell me half interest in their two stands. I borrowed some money from my dad, bought half interest, and went head-to-head in competition with Mr. Mansfield in sno-balls. Now, I got his attention. Our stand was under the big dance hall, which burned about 1939 or ’40, a lot of Carolina Beach burned back then. This stand was next to a bathhouse and other shops. Mr. Mansfield … had a sno-ball stand built right across the boardwalk from me, about 25 feet from me. It didn’t take much to build one — just a few boards put together and that was it, and an umbrella, as I recall. His salesman started giving sno-balls away. I could not sell one sno-ball. I had got-ten his attention, but he was gonna drive me out of business. NEW PRICE 322 Seapath tower #202 $445,000 Wonderful waterfront, end unit, 2-bedroom condo. Facing marina. NEW PRICE 115 n. Channel dr. $1,325,000 5-bedroom, 6-bath luxury beach home. 4,607 square feet. SOLD 14 Bahama dr. $675,000 7-bedroom, 3-bath beach home. In awesome neighborhood. NEW PRICE 609 Bradley Creek Point Road $725,000  3 bedrooms, 2 baths .25 mile to Wrightsville Beach      Bradley Creek Point 17-20 ft. dry slip at Marine Max $69,000 Sam Crittenden 910-228-1885 Elisabeth Mulligan 910-262-1405 Bobby Brandon 910-538-6261 Rainey Wallace 252-230-8523 Drew Mayer 910-617-5336 BoBBy BRAndon REAl EStAtE tEAm Search at: www.FindMyWilmingtonNCHome.com Bobby Brandon CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES 910-538-6261 bobbyb@intracoastalrealty.com www.BobbyBrandon.com 24 WBM august 2015


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