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PHIL STALLINGS
MCHS Class of '54
Friendsville, Illinois
THE GENERAL STORE
THE GENERAL STORE
Remember Price's Store in Friendsville.  I remember Mom sending me across the back lot to The Store carrying two chickens,  their feet tied together  with twine.    I would trade those chickens to George Price for flour, sugar,  bread or whatever it was Mom needed.   I remember too, sitting on the front steps in the evening  listening  to all  the  men  talking  about  the  farming  situation,  the weather, who had the best team of horses (or mules), and later who made the best tractor. Farmall, John   Deere,   anyone  remember  the  Massey-Harris  or  Minneapolis-Moline.    How about the Alice-Chalmers?

I remember giving Mr. Price Mom's grocery list and while he filled a paper sack from the shelves that lined the walls of the store,  I would  go to  the glass candy  case and, hoping there would be a nickle left over from the price of the chickens, decide what I would ask him for.  Do you remember Power House candy bars?   How about Black Jack gum..........and  candy cigarettes?     Would I go back?  I would be very tempted.........



Remember the gasoline hand pump that was in front of the store?  I can't remember what brand of gas it was, but the pump was like this one.
And, the coke cooler in the store looked something like this one ... drinks were cooled by ice that was kept in the cooler under the drinks...
One of the last pictures of the Price Store/Friendsville IOOF building ...
Does anyone remember when it was torn down? ... send me an email ...
redryder35@att.net