I was thinking about what I used to do as a kid and the things I looked forward to. I can't help but to remember our trips to the Mall. It was not really called a Mall back then (40 - 50 years ago) , but looking back, we had everything that we needed in one stop.
KINGS CROSSING STORE
This was a Country store that we visited every Friday evening. You could buy whatever you needed, It was really a COUNTRY MALL.
Guns - and AMMO
My best memories includes Black Rind cheese, Cloth Baloney (Bologna for those that don't talk HICK), Push Up Ice Cream and Soda Pop made with Sugar ! You could also get a Ham and Cheese "Samich", and a cup of Soup or Chili. I remember siting at the big table where all the locals sat (close to the stove on cold days) or out on the porch and talk to friends and neighbors dropping in to get gas.
Do you remember 101 Octane for 33.9 cents a gallon?
I remember seeing people paying their TABS for the week because they had gotten paid. CREDIT CARDS were not needed.
In addition to the store, there was also a Barbershop, A Shootin' Match, AND in later years a pool room.
The Shootin' Match is where people toted fire arms in plain sight and no one was afraid. That was a different time, A TIME THAT I TRULY MISS.
I hope this blog has made you think about YOUR childhood AND memories that YOU cherish. Please add your memories below, I would love to hear from you.
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