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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meme: Stores of Yesteryear

Thomas said that I should create a meme for folks to talk about stores that they remember from their past that don't exist anymore, so I'll take him up on that suggestion.

If you have a blog, write your own post and create a link to it by leaving a comment below. If you don't have a blog, just leave your memories in the comments below.

  • What stores do you remember from the past that aren't around any more?
  • Where were they located? (I know some of you moved around a lot.)
  • What did the store sell?
  • Do you have any special memories associated with those stores?

We'll make August 20 the deadline! I will try to do a summary of posts on or about August 21 with links to all the posts! I'll post my follow up to this post as well as the Shainberg's and Kent's post that got it all started in the roundup.

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  • This was fun for me Lori - here's my post!

    Also - did you want me to create an Event entry in the Genea-Bloggers calendar on Facebook?

    By Blogger Thomas MacEntee, at 12:09 PM  

  • That would be a great idea!

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 3:58 PM  

  • Here is mine!

    By Blogger YGL, at 11:28 PM  

  • Lori - I also participated in this meme. It was fun & I got to revist (via the web) lots of stores of my childhood! Here's my post:

    By Blogger wendy, at 8:07 AM  

  • I enjoyed writing about this.

    By Blogger Bob Franks, at 8:24 AM  

  • Thanks! I hope we have a lot of participants!

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 4:37 PM  

  • Hi Lori!
    Here's my article:

    By Blogger Jasia, at 7:03 AM  

  • Hey Lori:

    Here's my contribution:

    Shopping - Hazardous To Your Health


    By Blogger footnoteMaven, at 4:07 PM  

  • What a fun idea! Here's my post - McCartney's Drug Store.

    By Blogger Moultrie Creek, at 6:01 AM  

  • Hi Lori,

    Mine is at

    Good idea!


    By Blogger Randy Seaver, at 5:15 PM  

  • Thanks, Randy. There is a "Pig" in Amory, Mississippi today. (Of course, it's in the old A & P store that later was an IGA before it became a Piggly Wiggly.)

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 6:17 PM  

  • Lori
    Here is my posting

    I enjoyed writing on this topic and has given fuel for some future rticles. I look forward to reading everyone's contributions.

    By Blogger Janet Iles, at 8:44 PM  

  • Believe it or not, Janet, I got yours in my feed reader before I got the comment, so I've already got it in the post!

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 8:54 PM  

  • Lori, Here is my contribution -- hope I'm not too late! TERRY

    By Blogger Terry Thornton, at 10:22 AM  

  • Thanks Lori! Here's my post:

    By Blogger Laura, at 12:31 PM  

  • Lori

    It looks like this was pretty successful! I'm glad you posted the meme - it was fun to not only write but to read the posts of others. I long for the days when department stores had a regional flavor and were not all the same as if produced by a template or cookie cutter!

    By Blogger Thomas MacEntee, at 6:34 PM  

  • Hi, here is my post:

    (I did do it before midnight but put my comment on Facebook, not here. Sorry!)

    By Blogger M. Diane Rogers, at 3:07 AM  

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