I believe Buckner's Store you refer to was owned by my Uncle's dad and step-mom. Also my grandmother's family owned Campbell's Grocery on Broadway until the early 80's.
Earl did make the best sandwiches didn't he. I can remember going in there and not being able to see over the counter so mom would set me on top. I was always curious as to what all was back there. My granny used to go there the first of every month and do her shopping. That was a big thing to me back then. When we came in Earl would get my cousin and me a Pepsi and a bag of peanuts and when he opened the pop ice would form in the bottle. Those were the good ole days.
does anyone remember nancy and chester howards store, by the old swing bridge in town, they would always let us have stuff on credit when i was little, also tony hall had a little store, he would always give me a soft drink ,when i would come in after playing basketball.
The Maude Baker store is not in operation anymore. Her grandson kept it open for a while, and then some other folks for a little while, but it is not in operation now. The old building is in bad shape now. It's hard to imagine that it was once the gathering place for the whole holler. Boys (and some girls) used to play basketball right in the road. The traffic was that light! The goal stood just off the road on the side opposite the store. It always makes me kind of sad to think of things ending like that. But it served a good purpose in its time. Maybe someday we'll slow down enough and become simple enough again to have more old general stores. On the bright side, Campbell's grocery is still open in Ary Ky. I pray someone always wants to run it. That was where I was raised, and spent a lot of time there. We also had a charge account there, and we kids would run it up sometimes. I remember how I couldn't wait to get away from times like that, and now would give just about anything to get to go back.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I remember Eli and Bessie. I didn't meet them until they had already closed the store. I went to church with them and loved them dearly.
Post by williamsbranch on Sept 3, 2007 20:23:48 GMT -5
There is an old country store in Rowdy and the same people own it and run it..Campbells grocery..They have been there for many,many years..Those people can tell you anything about anyone around there..I was in there about a month ago and they still remembered me..The place has not changed at all..
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
Mercvick I heard my dad talk about John Will Combs when I was a kid, I dont remember him or his store , guess it was before my time, I do remember Turk Morgan. I could never understand what she was saying, one time me and my brother were fishing behind her house and she came out and shot at us, so we left in a hurry, but I never did figure out what she was yelling at us. My brother is Gary Clay and my dad is Charles Cornett, maybe you remember them.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Post by zekerpup1 on Sept 20, 2007 21:12:24 GMT -5
Does anyone remember the little store Deb and Jimmy Hatton had on Lost Creek ?? Eugene Jones ran the store only for a little time. I think it was called J&J or something for Josh and Jamie ?? I'm sure Dancingqueen would remember it, although it was a long time ago.
I remember the Mcintosh very well.A good friend of mine married one of the granddaughters from that family.Does anyone remember Jim Napiers store on up the road from there.All of these people were the best!!!