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People thought Mr. Gregory had seen everything. He knew he hadn't. For seven decades, Mr. Gregory bore witness to history unfolding right before his eyes from his shop in his beloved South Berkeley neighborhood. His father had opened the cleaners before he was born and Mr. Gregory had joined him as soon as he was old enough to see over the counter. There was no place he would rather be. He had watched as businesses openedaround him , all owned by Colored people- a medical practice, a pharmacy whose pharmacist went on to become a politician in Washington, D.C., a dental office, two beauty salons, a record shop, and the list went on. Those days hadbeen South Berkeley's heyday and it had done Mr. Gregory's heart good to see Colored people owning businesses andbuying homes in the neighborhood. But every silver lining has a cloud and a dark cloud descended on SouthBerkeley, bringing crime, drugs, and personal heartache. But, Mr. Gregory clung to Sara Jameson's words: "We fall from grace, but we always get up."Perfect Pitch, The Julia Street Series Book 3 lovingly spans 1943 through today.