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.

17 comments:

Thomas MacEntee said...

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

http://destinationaustinfamily.blogspot.com/2008/08/stores-of-yesteryear.html

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

Lori Thornton said...

That would be a great idea!

YGL said...

Here is mine! http://younggeekylibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/08/old-stores-meme.html

wendy said...

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:
http://allmybranches.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/the-stores-of-my-childhoodthe-stores-of-my-childhood/
Thanks!

Bob Franks said...

I enjoyed writing about this.
http://itawambahistory.blogspot.com/2008/08/stores-of-yesteryear.html

Lori Thornton said...

Thanks! I hope we have a lot of participants!

Jasia said...

Hi Lori!
Here's my article:
http://creativegene.blogspot.com/2008/08/one-special-store.html

footnoteMaven said...

Hey Lori:

Here's my contribution:

Shopping - Hazardous To Your Health

fM

Moultrie Creek said...

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

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Lori,

Mine is at http://www.geneamusings.com/2008/08/piggly-wiggly-and-more.html

Good idea!

Randy

Lori Thornton said...

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.)

Janet Iles said...

Lori
Here is my posting

http://researchergal.blogspot.com/2008/08/stores-of-yesteryear-owen-sound-style-i.html

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

Lori Thornton said...

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!

Terry Thornton said...

Lori, Here is my contribution -- hope I'm not too late! TERRY
http://hillcountryofmonroecountry.blogspot.com/2008/08/memories-of-thorntons-store-and.html

Laura said...

Thanks Lori! Here's my post:
http://www.lifeatthehome20.com/2008/08/20/stores-of-yesteryear-in-amarillo-texas/

Thomas MacEntee said...

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!

M. Diane Rogers said...

Hi, here is my post:http://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/2008/08/remembering-long-gone-stores-downtown.html

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