History of Critchley

History of Critchley
 

"Critchley" was a nickname that I obtained at Eureka College in Illinois. It seems that I didn't pay much attention to an old U.S. Army jacket that I found while in High School, which had the name "Critchley" over the right pocket. While a sophmore at Eureka, a number of incoming Freshmen thought that was my name and my peers thought it was funny, so they joined in. To this day there are many graduates of Eureka that may wonder what ever happened to that guy named "Critchley". I sometimes have that same curiousity, however I think that I approach it from a vastly different perspective.

Since I owned the Television on my floor, I would place it in the central lounge for the evening viewing. Someone at some point colored an old pizza plate with a Peace symbol (very popular in those days) and the words "Critchley's Parlor" along the top and bottom edges, and with that, Critchley's Parlor became a reality.

I've travelled a few miles since those days, and the television finally died a number of years later when a repairman finally said he didn't want to take my money any more. But the Critchley Parlor sign still survives in my shop, and has gone electronic with this page on the WEB.

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