My grandparents had a tiny store next their home in Bonnyman ky. They were Harrison and Mary Williams. I remember neighbors hollering for my grampa at the house to open the store for pop. Grampa would always let us kids get a little bag and fill it with what penny candy we wanted,he never would accept money from our parents for it. Not sure of the name but it was run by Harrison and Mary Williams. Does anyone remember this? Great and loving memories in Bonnyman.
Post by napcampdecendant on Oct 8, 2017 14:04:28 GMT -5
my sweet memories of perry county country stores are colwell grocery at yerkes.jim and viola stocked everything from orangepuch ups, boots, overalls, hoes and chunk bologna. they had a pot belly stove to warm by.i loved spending time there.i love them both, great people.
next is burchell campbell and attached post office.that store was the one that i have with my earliest memories.i was about 4 yrs old. they sold choc creme candy that some called N toes, i dont like that word,they also sold wash powders and flour that had dish towels, glasses inside that was free.yerkes.
next is paul colwell store is where i loved to go get my pickle bologna. at yerkes.
next is gr uncle charlie maggards store at krypton, his grson jess runs it now.
i also went to charlie stacy store at busy when i was a teen,
I remember the stores in glomawr. Homer Hatfield had one and Turk Morgan had another one. in my early years, John Will Combs had a store for a while. then he started a movie buisness. cost us a dime to see a movie. all those stores washed down the river during the 57 flood. Homer opened another store at the Glomawr bridge. i miss those old stores
My grandfather was John Will Combs who owned the country store, a movie house, and a pool hall at various times. I was only 6 years old when he died in 1954. I only have very vague memories of the country store and I think I remember watching a Hop-A-Long Cassidy movie in the movie house. My aunt Carol (baby of the family) taught at Dilce for years and still lives in Hazard. I gave her one of the old movie projectors that was used in my grandfather's movie house and I am hoping she will donate it the the Hazard Museum at some point. Since the home and the other buildings were washed away in the 57 flood I have not been able to find any photos of the old home or store buildings. I remember there was a basketball goal in front of the store and there was always a game going on when we would visit.
I remember my uncle Albert Combs taking us to old Miss Morgan's store at Christmas and we always just missed Santa Claus when we went back to house. Albert coached basketball at Dilce and later at M.C. Napier for many years. My uncle Delano played basketball at Dilce and got a basketball scholarship to Woford College in South Carolina in the mid 50s.