JEANS DIRT CHEAP
21-23 Mystic Street, Arlington, MA 02474 781-999-0656 $10 Cash - All Day!
Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM Closed Sunday
Store founder James Lundy hails from Indiana, moving to western Pennsylvania with his family at the age of 12. At 18, after graduating high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving as a helicopter avionics technician.
After the Marines, James began an extensive college education, first receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Communication from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA and a Master of Arts in Communication from Miami University in Oxford, OH. In 1992, James earned his Ph.D. in Communication from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
In 1993, James’ daughter, Gracie, was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin. He taught college for eleven years in Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Louisiana, before moving to Massachusetts to be closer to Gracie.
In October 2010, James’ world changed forever; Gracie was killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident. Gracie would have been a senior at Arlington High School this year. In honor of Gracie’s creative talents, James has started a scholarship entitled “Write With Grace.” The store is filled with pictures in tribute to his loving memory of his beautiful young daughter.