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I grew up in potato country

January 13, 2012 08:43AM
All of the village stores were local, no chains. We didn't have a deli or even pizza. We had to travel 16 miles to get to a Woolworth's and I can't even remember what was there. Rarely we would take the two hour train ride to NYC and go to Macy's. It was a different world. We did have a rich summer resort on one part of town but they had nowhere to spend their money either.

Now most of the potato fields are gone and the 1 % have taken over almost everything.
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  Small Town Memories. . . .

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

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  Re: Small Town Memories. . . .

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  Some other chains that are gone

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  We had Zayres in Jacksonville.

Ramgator59January 13, 2012 11:02AM

  I grew up in potato country

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  Re: I grew up in potato country

RAMbeau49January 13, 2012 09:31AM

  Woolworth's

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

Ramgator42January 13, 2012 11:07AM