It's just like it was never there

In my last article or so, there was mention of several places which once were very active and useful and then were gone as if they never existed. Well, I do not know how I overlooked one very obvious place and that was the former Copeland Plaza. On a recent trip to and from Laurens, I was thinking about all the useful stores which were once there. Belk, with two of my all-time favorite men, Mr. George Link and Mr. Belton Lawson, the Revco Store with Dr. John Kennington and Vickie Cheeks, the TG&Y with Tom Wiggs and George Scholes, the Jewel Box with Susan King’s sister and the Winn Dixie with Frank Pitts. All of these stores, along with the Bailey Bank branch office were very useful and appreciated, but now it’s just like they never existed. The Belk store was one of my favorite places to shop. Remember the “midnight sales” which were held at midnight? These were made possible with the direction of Mr. Grier Hudson, the store manager. Those were sure enough sales which everyone enjoyed. With the sales in mind, I was reminded yesterday by my wife, Gaye C., of a t-shirt which may or may not have come from Belk. The shirt had a Moon Pie logo screenprinted on it with the inscription of the moon pie being the original marshmellow sandwich. Gaye C. has been with me several times as I wore the Moon Pie shirt and heard the different comments made to me from different folks about how much they enjoyed Moon Pies, too. Not liking a Moon Pie sandwich is almost un-American and the only thing any better than a Moon Pie is two of them. A lot of folks have told me that one had to eat the Moon Pie and drink a RC Cola with it, but I always wanted a big glass of milk with mind. Regardless of what you wash it down with, the Moon Pie is GOOD and I still like them. Now, in getting back to the t-shirt, one has to be careful in wearing a t-shirt, especially with some of the things and sayings printed on them. After the comments I received about the Moon Pies on my t-shirt, I know that people read what is written on them. So, be careful in what you wear. In closing, I will say that our summer is fast coming to an end and my daughter, Kristie, said at supper tonight that school will be starting in three weeks. Folks, I am not ready for that. I love our grandboys being with us during the days and I am not ready to give them up to another school year. Just think, Christmas is now only four months away. Still remembering, (Tommy Kitchens lives in Clinton.)

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