Does anyone remember Delbert Eversole's store down in Krypton? Delbert had a Post Office in the store and I remeber going to pick up the mail (General Delivery) and hearing baby chickens in the back of the Postal area. He told me someone had ordered chickens thru the mail. Delbert had any and everything in his store. I went to the store on a daily basis for 50cent pops. I use to visit Maggards Grocery down the road very often also. I remember Jess very well. He was always so nice and the store was always clean and very well stocked. If you were known in the community you could open a charge account with both Delberts and Jess Maggards.
Does anyone remember Jess Maggards store in Krypton?I do and Jess and Clara r still right there!!!!!!I remember when I was growing up,my mother Pearlie Bailey and father Paulis Bailey use to buy food,furniture,anything that you could think of that man had it!!Im serious they are to of the greatest people that you could ever meet,,,there still right there to my understanding,still selling and trading with our generation right to this day!!!!!take care Jess and Clara!!thanks for helping so many families>>>>>
Post by chuckcombs on Dec 27, 2007 15:52:13 GMT -5
My grand father was John Will Combs who had the country store, pool hall, and movie house at the mouth of Glomawr hollow. Like someone said above - it all washed away in the 57 flood.
My family (mom, dad, sister, and I) lived for a while in the room where the pool hall was at one time.
In my earliest memories the store and the rest of the businesses were closed up. I remember going to "old miss Morgan's" store and Homer Hatfields stores that were still in the same area.
I can remember the magic at Christmas when a coal train would go by and the ice cicles and decorations on the tree would come to life jumping around.
I also remember the basketball games that were always going on at the basketball goal outside of the store, some of the locals playing cards under the railroad sheds and trees near the river, and playing marbles with my aunt Carol and some of the other local kids in the neighborhood. If I remember correctly one of the kids was Bootsy Morgan.
My uncle Albert Combs coached basketball at Dilce Combs and Napier for a number of years. My aunt Carol retired from the school system and continues to occasionally work with commuity theater in Hazard.
I grew up in Glomawr, i dont remember your grandfathers store but I remember my dad talking about it, I do recall Turk Morgan and Homer Hatfields stores, my dad was probably one of those playing cards, I went to Dilce and Carol Combs was there then I think, I dont remember Albert , the coach was Harvey combs when I was there , and later Paul Combs was coach, I also had him as a teacher in PE class.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
As a child (1960s) my grandmother Polly Engle lived in Dwarf. We walked to a little store we called "Kellys" it was run by a very nice couple - his name was Kelly Hansen, I cannot remember hers. I loved walking in that store, with the creaking floors and wonderful smells. We mostly visited the candy cabinet - it had sliding glass doors. Hershey bars were a nickle. My folks also ran a tab there...that they paid before we headed back north.
There were two other stores in Dwarf within walking distance, one called Smittys (I think), one on the Y in the road. We didn't go there much as it was a little farther from Grandmas. I do remember one of them had a gumball machine that had "special" striped gumballs...if you got one of them, you could trade it in for a candy bar! Spent alot of pennies in that machine to get that nickle candy bar! lol.
Does anyone remember a country store in Cornettsville that was run by Jim and Mary Riddle? They were my grandparents. I have many fond memories of that little store. It's been gone for a LONG time now.
I remember watching a house going down the river during the 57 flood and other things, we walked around the hill in Glomawr on the left so we could see the water. I've seen a store on the left of the Morgan store on the same side of the railroad tracks, back then I was told it was John Will Comb's store.
VVicki do you remember the store at Dwarf called Handshoe's? I never went in there but my Dad would stop there on his way home from work and pick up some groceries. I remember they also use to deliver. We had groceries from thier store delivered to us once or twice.
Kentucky Angel . The store Paul Colwell owned was the old Sherman Campbell store it was right out from Marie`s store, and John C Cambpell store was across the road from Marie`s. The old store Paul had belong to A.D. Campbell and sons yrs ago, I have a dollar piece of skrip money from there. I don`t remember A.D, but his son Sherman ran it , then Sam Colwell, then Paul Colwell.