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The Ole Five and Dime stores

January 10, 2012 06:58PM
When I was a little kid , the only K Mart store around was in Spencer , and we never went to Spencer much , my parents did most their shopping in Estherville ( It was closer ) , and Estherville didn't have any main store change , mostly all they had was Five and Dime stores along main street and that's where I remember getting most my toys as a kid , the stores were never all that big , but they always had a good selection of plastic models and hot wheels and that's where I got my G.I.Joe stuff

Plus they always had these diners in them

It wasn't really till I was a little older and had friends with driver license did I start going to Spencer and the K-Mart there , ( Spencer was a bigger town and where we would cruise Grand for chicks.........lol ( AKA American Graffiti )

Although at the time , and for it's time , the K-Mart was kinda old and small compared to big city folks K-Marts , and then they finally built a new larger modern K-Mart and shortly after that , Wal-Mart moved in right next door , and within a year , K-Mart closed

But I do miss those old ma and pa Five and Dime stores

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2012 07:08PM by IowaRam.

  Poor K Mart!

Ramgator156January 09, 2012 08:50PM

  The Ole Five and Dime stores

IowaRam1339January 10, 2012 06:58PM

  And speaking of that old Five And Dime store

IowaRam90January 10, 2012 07:17PM

  Re: And speaking of that old Five And Dime store

Ramgator101January 12, 2012 09:41AM

  Small Town Memories. . . .

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Ramgator59January 12, 2012 12:26PM

  I've got just the place for ya, Gator. . .

RAMbeau97January 12, 2012 01:01PM

  Re: I've got just the place for ya, Gator. . .

Ramgator90January 12, 2012 04:16PM

  Re: Small Town Memories. . . .

IowaRam74January 12, 2012 05:32PM

  Re: Small Town Memories. . . .

RAMbeau101January 12, 2012 07:38PM

  Some other chains that are gone

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  I grew up in potato country

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  I remember the "blue light specials" in the 70's.

Ramgator61January 13, 2012 11:07AM