Sunday, August 7, 2011

The General Store

   In my book "The River Calls" I talk about the general store on the river. What a wonderful place it was. The shelves were stocked with everything from sardines to sewing machines. It was nothing like today's giant stores, it was much better. You not only got what you wanted, but you bought goods worth their price.
   In the 1940's General Stores also carried goods from Sears and Montgomery Ward, making even the most remote stores very good places to shop.
   General Stores had a hard time getting through the Great Depression. People needed goods but didn't have any money. Early in the Depression storekeepers learned that they couldn't give credit and stay in business. Times were pretty hard for them. Women with hungry children were turned away. In the end, almost all stores that granted credit went out of business.
   My book "River of Seasons" is for sale on as  well as peaceriverbooks.comThe Peace River Books blog is updated often. 
   I invite you to visit "A River of Seasons" blog site each day for a small look into what life was like a long time ago.

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