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Old 12-21-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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LOVE Coffee Nips!

Buy them at Amazon, CVS, Walgreen...
Oh gosh, where have I been?!! Checking Amazon right now...
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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We had a 5 & 10 cent store at the corner of my block in the Bronx when I was a young child in the 60s. All kinds of interesting things could be bought there. It was a mom and pop store not a chain, but the facade of the store literally said 5 & 10 cent.

As a kid more importantly there was a penny candy store on the next corner down. We spent a lot more time in that store!
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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When I was a kid, you could buy live alligators at the local 5&10.
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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When I was a kid, you could buy live alligators at the local 5&10.
Hard to top that one!
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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For a little tyke the awesome thrill was looking up and watching the money transfer. Overhead wires had that tube which the handwritten order and payment were placed, then launched to the cashier cage. Appeared the space age was created in my small hometown five and ten. Watching it zoom back, completion of the sale, added to the experience.
OMG, I was utterly fascinated with those things. My mother would be pulling me out of the store, and I would have my head turned round staring back at those clattering, clicking flying gizmos.
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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Last night I was thinking about dollar stores and I realized they are basically like the old five and ten's I knew as a child....How many remember the old stores?
My small town had a G.C. Murphy five and dime store, and for a while my mother worked in it in the 50s. The county seat - the next town over - had a Grants and a Woolworths. Walking through Murphy's to kill time, or to buy little bottles of wretchedly stenchy perfumes or rings with hunks of glass for jewels for your favorite teacher was a childhood habit.

This was where I bought the "emerald" ring with which I got engaged to my kindergarten teacher, Miss Anderson. She asked my mother if they could talk about it. In the end, Miss Anderson did not wait for me.
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I see dollar stores as closeout stuff versus a full/continuing product lines store. I know some that say WalMart is more expensive than dollar stores. The main dollar store customers in my area are low income folks.
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