This Old Store

It looks like a place where kids once gathered for penny candy and bottles of Coke. You could probably get a Grape Nehi and a couple slices of bologna wrapped up in wax paper too.

The owners likely swept the sidewalk every morning and knew customers by name. Many tall tales were probably told by men on a bench out front. News was exchanged here in a day before the internet gave us instant access to information but little knowledge of what really matters.

It looks sad today but this old store was once a proud member of a community, a hub for goods and news and human connection. What a joy it would be to go back in time and be a fly on the wall!

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