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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 18, 1960, Racine, Wisconsin Racine sunday bulletin dec. 18. 1060 Sec. I Page .7 the Best from american heritage Yule at the old country store the thrill that comes once in a lifetime by h. T. Webster editor to note in today to stepped up world it s refreshing to look Back to the Days before Santa Claus went commercial. This was the Era of the country store a one Stop shopping Center. Those who never knew it and those who did will want to read this account. By Gerald Carson millions of americans reared on a farm or in a country Village still treasure the recollection of december shopping expeditions to the old time general store. The Crossroads store around the turn of the Century was still in its full glory. A Bazaar for All kinds of merchandise the old store also provided Many other services As Community message Center parcel room political forum male club and Reading room. It was also a United states Post office fourth class. Hie arrival of fresh merchandise was an event but especially so around november and december when the big Dray unloaded wooden a a packing cases Bales boxes of figs jute bags of nuts crates or oranges make themselves Felt if the a never seen at any other sea Tient followed the directions son of the year and Wood with enough enthusiasm. In pails which almost certainly Boughten gifts contained stick Candy with Barber pole stripes winding up were fascinating each stick. All a bought end things were a a Zai j fascinating to a Rural people i rip was made who saw male Cash Mon Eyre or. R. I u a Jau � a mottoes jawbreakers or lick on a saturday f f they had paid their taxes he a she j Ahnne the a but sure a december was not Farn ill ,l., a i a a f0�"�&Quot the month for Staples and be from wooden soldiers make final decisions on major / Cess ties. There were other months of the year in which to per cent alcohol the properties Toto the Mech Cine Vivere certain to h. T Webster 4\ Jet Ltd Many country store mint once cartoonist h. T. Webster awakened country store memories. The children looking at the and Mother did not lag behind Candy display of course the her times top of each Jar was a stately pleasure dome sheltering Peppermint Sticks Rock Candy. Fqy Settle account i since this was a Day of reconnaissance. Father did not takes occasion recreated on a Connecticut estate an old general store. With pot bellied stove Coffee grinder and Apple barrel. Try family decided upon a major expedition to the Cross roads to inspect the Holiday to a Macbeth Pia Rio Tau goods and possibly do a Little trading. The trip would to Linen dogs and cats matters. Nation just to cover the sit to a degree he Pur but that was Only the begin chased a match Safe for the to lamp chimneys Axle grease Ning. When Holiday time a Kitchen Wall an almanac for a stove polish. This was not even preached More room had to be the new year and a a of Dressy to made on a saturday. The whole he me for purchases made by drastic Means for comb. Amity went along the Young those crispy food novelties toys watches tiny knives and being a Man of rectitude in a sters sitting on a bed of wheat Pup tobacco might be con Forks wooden soldiers dolls financial matters and having amp or oat Straw in the Light Spring a jeered by father or the Oyster with China Heads and Kidskin shared substantially during the to ?0l?�?. Crackers to go with the Chesa bodies Linen dogs and cats to crop year in the Mckinley pros be i a 7 of in a Peake oysters seasonally Dis be stuffed and sewed at Home Peritz he had voted for. Father Ujj e chickens legs tied Ogeth play eco with the head off the if you were a boy and older took the occasion to Settle his g or stash Avyay a it an of Cream. Barre. Jelly by the pail w Ould there were Barlow knives with account. G or Load in whatever butter they be a Good buy that an Indus Bone handles and two Blades. It was a deep satisfaction to had on hand. The boys would ent father might consider. A Good for Tumblety Peg. For see written in the store to great to take along their pelts and treat for himself would be the wintering pleasantly in t h e Ledger in father to own hand a Mother would be in charge of popular tie of the year if the country there were Winslow s writing. The words a settled $ the eggs this last item was year were 1901. The a oking de skates and the Light steel traps and made even All Book act of particular importance to her. ?� he would never buy a a boy needed to set up his own counts to this ?� now the since it was a firmly Stab moustache Mug for himself trap line and grow wealthy. New year would begin properly. A listed folkways that the mis hut he might like to have one father was engaged with the by ancient tradition it was kept the egg Money for if it appeared on Christmas possibilities of Christmas give up to the storekeeper to show to Racine dry goods open today sunday. Dec. 18th i i a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a sus her own personal use. Fortunately the hens usually Busy by morning. Ing for his wife. There was his appreciation. Jelly Beans $ were a or Mother there were new a hallowed ?� a sound for the children. A length of december Dimitres Delaine Madras and Choice to balance against the ribbon for Mother. A Cigar for $ after their moulting season Cali Coes to be seen with braids scrapbook she needed for her the valued customer who we tas m egg prices would be on the pimps and passement eries to greeting cards and growing now in the Clear. A sign Over a Way up. Good for around it g0 with her new russian style collection of Trade cards which the cigars said a online Good to cents a dozen in Trade maybe shirtwaist. A set of China bed she pored Over on the Long cigars for 25c�?� and father was a Little less in Cash. A Basket room crockery would fit out Winter evenings. Duly appreciative. $ lunch of Fried Chicken for the the a spare room nicely. The Estey card was a Par in the simpler country Storey family and Oats for the horses Christmas morning must bring titular prize because of the Days presents ran to something assured that they would make More buttons for her daughter to Estey Reed Organ that stood in useful like a pair of warm Mit 2 a Day of it. A Charm ?� always a won their own parlor. She had also tens or to something eatable to a a i re f Drous Long necklace of Jet. A Choice series of Quot girls of All candies nuts apples or anti a or Ingle fragrance brass and enamel buttons with nations put out by Walter a. Orange family funds were i not to be forgotten an insert of velvet. Wood who manufactured reap limited and so were the stocks thinking of the younger Chil ers at Hoosick Falls. N. Y. At the four Corners store. But a the first and. Over the years. Wren be might use some of an album was Nice for past All the thrill and magic of j. The most lasting impression the Erk Money to buy a sack ing up newspaper poetry if you Christmas was there in the to upon the Rural family As it engager snaps or hot peanuts had enough and Mother had planning and choosing and the tiered the store came through from the Farran roaster Over enough columns and pages of giving and receiving j the olfactory nerve. There was Herp where by the Way Are it was a sentimental age to a fragrance which still stands out in memory above All else. It was a Well dug in odor with lots of authority a blend made up of the store s inventory the customers and the cat. Identifiable still Are the contributions of Ripe cheese and sauerkraut the smell of Bright paint on new toys kerosene lard and molasses Calico dried fish and a of kept eggs. Kept eggs meant eggs that should have been shipped off to the cite some time ago but weren to. Tobacco smoke floated through the store in Lazy layers. A suspicion of Corn whisky Rose from among the Gentry sitting stove Side. Or maybe it was just Hood s Sarsaparilla. Since it contained 16 and a half from 12 noon till 6 . Go to Church then bring the family to Racine dry goods to do your Christmas shopping. Have fun with the family and save Money at the same time. Santa Claus will be Here All Day with goodies for your Little ones. Free Coffee and doughnuts. Be sure and read our and in last night s paper for unheard of values. Short on Cash ? ? shop with credit coupons no Money Down pay nothing till february a i a a a ladies leather Palm driving gloves As Little As $3 rents a truck for two hours and tin Milis i dial me 2-5103 merchants delivery truck rental inc. I 21 5 Stott St. Leo to in Wool gloves with the right fashion touches. Interesting knit weaves. Leather detail with a smart hand stitched effect assorted fashion right shades in the group. In 4 colors. Strut floor ladies Ballon Cardigan sweaters regular 3.99 19 3 Kitten Long sweater washable i 40 y Beautiful our High cations it i e e v e Nylon Cardigan it my lately it Urs 34 e of made to 6 to d spec if i strut floor 1st Quality lady Carroll seamless Nylon hosiery Reg. Sizes strut floor shop our discount toy department the country store served As a Bazaar for All lines of merchandise. The europeans Plant tree to celebrate birth Geneva the planting of a Quot birth tree when a child is born is a widespread custom in Europe. Farmers once believed the welfare of the child was connected with the growth of the tree. Many Swiss Farmers Plant a Pear tree if the baby is a girl an Apple tree if it is a boy. For your Christmas shopping convenience open today sunday a 12 to 5 30 third floor savings up to 50% third floor our sunday special women s shearling lined a worm and comfy Sno boots / 67 a Slipper a shoe Shine gift set a handbag a nylons a socks a men s Bools Kinney s 4th and main downtown store Only men s sleeveless orlon sweaters 799 regular 4.99 i bulk Virgin orlon completely Wash Able Colo fast wont shrink Vest Type buttons Down front sizes j m in 4colors. Strut floor women s Winter Coats regular 19 99 15 66 sizes for women misses and juniors our entire Stock of 19 99 Coats will go on Sale sunday noon Many colors and styles to choose from. Second floor t a Jim am to not is to Tau my a id few a us be sat Ken he 3 Vic is ladies washable lounging slippers one size fits All 54 such to the it strict floor Bath salts 66c Reg 1.00 Apt get Streit floor creamy chocolate Pecan toads Reg. 7 37 i 1.69 milk chocolate covered Caramel and pecans an Ideal gift. Street floor ladies printed Corduroy Slacks i57 regular i 99 Wash Duroy self b in strip scially Blende ? pattern. Slos is to to is. Street floor i d ton crets ladies stretch Nylon leotards to i or 8 j 8 a amp in 8 8 a Titi i 8 it Etti to regular 1.00 77 i 1st Quality too St ret it Blue or Black. Sizes Smi washable. Streit floor Fussi a a % it a in Leety j m a a is in

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