Day 16: When I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s every small town had a general store. These stores carried bread, milk, meat, cigarettes and candy. They also had a few canned goods, but those cans were usually very dusty since everyone did their own canning. ￼￼
I grew up on a farm which was 2 miles from the town of Riceville. Riceville had about 10 homes, a church and a general store. The store was called The Riceville Store, but we called it “The Store”. This is where we always got our Wonder bread and possibly a few exotic meats, such as polish sausage and liver wurst.
Occasionally my sister and I were given a quarter to buy candy. We would carefully weigh out our options. I loved Three Musketeers￼ bars, but I often bought Necco wafers, because they would last longer and somewhere I heard that the white wafers would spark if you broke them in the dark. They never sparked for me and I didn’t like the taste of them, but they did last a long time...
“The General Store” watercolor 3”x5” $125