Saturday, March 29, 2008

PENNY CANDY

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Is this a great picture or what. My husband collects old artifacts related to the petroleum industry and found about 100 of these old photo's at a garage sale. Eventually he sold them to a collector but this one I kept. This is the old penny candy/tiny grocery store/gas station that was just up the road (dirt path) from my grade school. We would walk up on our lunch hour and get a penny's worth of candy. Usually 2 pieces. I can still remember clearly what the interior of the store looked like. It was torn down in the 60's and replaced with a parking lot for a football stadium. Eventually I tracked down one of the owners sons and mailed he and his brothers copies of the glossy print.

2 comments:

Katherines Dream said...

Well it is funny that your hub collects artifacts relating to the petroleum industry. My father worked for Shell for 46 years and I worked for them too. I have a great deal of attachment to the petrol industry....lots of books, postcards etc....I remember my dad returning from a late shift at the terminal and I just had to say goodnight no matter how late it was, he smelt of the fuel and I now find that smell comforting in an odd way!
Carol x

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Judy, I love photo's of old buildings, people, places and esp. gardens. I'll you to my favs, thanks for stopping by, Theresa