Sunday, April 14, 2013
COLVIN AND JONES STORE
The individuals in the picture are my father,James Garland Jones, Sr; my mother Ruth Colvin Jones and the super cool young man in the center which happens to be me. Notice that I was dressed in what would be considered very hip in those days. With my FFA jacket, white tee shirt, rolled up blue jeans, white socks and black loafers, I was a real lady killer. Probably hidden under the jacket was a thin white belt which was a mainstay of my wardrobe. The store was a family project and we all chipped in to help to make the store a success.
Some of the interesting things that can be noted about the store in this picture are: All of the electricity comes from drop cords and plenty of extension cords; By this time we had gone modern and had shopping carts; Grey Crickets for sale in the back room; We gave Delta Trading stamps with purchases (sign behind my father); the large amount of lard in buckets - we must have had a sale on lard that week.
I have so many interesting stories and memories to share about the store and will be doing so in the next coming weeks, so keep checking back.