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Days Gone By.... By: Rebecca Hudson

November 6, 2013

I just love variety stores. 
Slayton has a brand new store and its shelves are filled with all manner of goods.  It’s truly exciting to have this addition to our town’s retail armada. I just love variety stores.  There’s nothing quite like our beloved Hometown Variety, Loopy’s, and now the brand new Family Dollar store.

Wandering through the maze of aisles in any one of these stores brings to mind two of the favorites from my hometown: Woolworth’s and Ben Franklin’s.  When I was a youngster, stepping through their doors was always an exciting experience for me.

The Woolworth “dime store” was amazing – a true one-stop shopping store.  There you could find clothing, hardwares, household items, gift items, record albums, office supplies, yard goods, and so much more. 

Of course one of my favorite spots was the Brach’s candy counter-a veritable sweet tooth fantasy, that was located strategically in the front of the store.   There shoppers could purchase chocolates by the pound – filling a bag from the bulk varieties.  Mmmm, I can still smell the delightful confections tickling my nose.

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