Wednesday, August 7, 2013
MEMORIES FROM COLVIN AND JONES GENERAL STORE
The black pick-up truck parked beside the store that "Nubbin" the handyman around the store drove back and forth to work everyday. The black sealer on the store roof that was used to seal the many holes in the tin roof. For many years, when it rained, we had to place buckets in the side store room to keep the leaking water from the roof from ruining our stock of animal feed. The benches and the coke box on the front porch of the store. Even though they are not exactly correct and in the right positions, they still bring back memories of listening to the old men that would gather there and play cards and talk. The gas pumps are a truth depiction of the original pumps that were at the store in the days when we sold Mobil gasoline. The fifty-five gallon drum to the right of the gas pumps was for kerosene, a very necessary item for a time when everyone did not have electricity at home.
Most of all, when I look at this picture of the store, I remember what a welcome sight it was for Esther and I when we would come back to visit our family after we moved away from home.