Monday, August 1, 2011


When I was a kid there were still lots of stores like this (Woolworths, Kresge, Murphy's) with a candy counter and everything all displayed on tabletops, in their own little glass box.
I wandered around this store up in Michigan feeling very nostalgic, 
admiring all the old-fashioned stock of hairnets, shower caps, pink foam curlers 
and the old-time displays of hard candy and saltwater taffy,
to be purchased by the pound and packaged in small white paper bags.
This is the kind of place to find small kites, water pistols, sand toys,
embroidery floss, Flair markers and Dennison star stickers. 

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