Sunday, August 10, 2008
Reading Obits Brings Back Memories
Yesterday I was reading the obituaries. Some people might think that's an odd thing to do, but those of us who are "into genealogy" know it's not. As I was reading, I found the obituary of a woman who had been a buyer for Shainberg's and Kent's. It had been years since I had thought of those stores because neither exists any more and hasn't for years. To be honest, I don't really remember a whole lot about either of them, but I do remember that when I was a child and maybe even into my early teen years those stores were some that my family sometimes shopped when we went to Tupelo. I believe that they were clothing stores. I kind of believe that Shainberg's was the smaller version of Kent's and that they had a store downtown which may have closed after the Kent's opened in what we used to refer to as the "new mall." It's the mall that now houses the coliseum in Tupelo, and I think it's official name was something like the Uptown or Downtown Mall. It was actually across the railroad tracks from downtown. As I began to think about Shainberg's and Kent's, my mind began going through some of the stores that used to be in Tupelo and in Amory that no longer exist. I'm running short of time right now, but I plan to follow up with this post later! If anyone has better memories of Shainberg's and Kent's, please comment. This blog now supports openID so if you have an account at WordPress or LiveJournal, you can use that (in addition to Blogger IDs).