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September 21, 2008

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Alias Liz

I have an aunt that is 92 years old. She's a walking encyclopedia. I love hearing her stories of the depression. I enjoy reading your grandmother's stories. It's the next best thing to time travel. I guess that the earlier generations were pretty self sufficient and tough. My aunt still stocks her freezer as if there will be another depression. She's convinced that there will be. She also remembers traveling peddlers and special trips into town with her father.

ChiTown Poots

Gurl, ya'll need tagit yoseff out an inta da big Sitty an hab yoseff a wild ol time. Ya'll startin to grow cornsilk unner yer arms ya'll been down own der farm so long.

Jes make sure yagitcher shots before yer go der.

Chesapeake Bay Woman

This is your East Coast Fan checking in. I am going through Foolery withdrawals and wanted to make sure she was OK. I know, I know, you can't even take one day off without hearing from us spoiled brats who are used to reading you every day.

Holler if you need anything.

-Cheeky

Big Hair Envy

My great-grandparents ran a general store / post office. Oh, the stories they could tell....so I'm told.

I have several mementos from the store. They are priceless.

Great post.

Da Goddess

I love these stories! Fit right in with my weekend.

g

Great story and photo.

Gas prices go up anymore, and maybe some smart entrepreneur will revive this business practice!

Chesapeake Bay Woman

I love these stories.

My mother and I were talking about this very thing earlier this week. People either grew their own food, made their own products, bartered with their neighbors or bought from the traveling salesmen. Rare was the trip to the country store, which was approximately the size of a postage stamp compared to the Wal-Marts of today.

Thanks for sharing your family with us.

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