A unique love story in Barton featuring a couple from the 1940s who have been hired at a pair of neighboring businesses on Barton Avenue.
When last we left Hank, a WWII vet working as a cabinetmaker at Wisconsin House Woodworks, mustered up the courage to ask Essie out for Valentine’s Day.
Essie is an unassuming hometown girl who works next door to Hank at Over the Moon.
Hank is sweet on Essie and he’s working on courting her. We’re happy to report she said “yes” to his request and now the time is tight to get ready for Sunday.
Essie quickly made an appointment at the hairdresser and asked re-Vive to style her hair with pin curls; it was very Betty Grable.
Hank sauntered into Do Your Hair Justice where he ordered up something “spiffy” for Essie. As Perry Como crooned in the background the barber slicked back his hair with pomade, to get that “Humphrey Bogart” look all the girls swoon over.