Like wash boards for washing your clothes and Flat irons for Ironing them.
Starches,to make the clothes white again.
They carried sugar and flour to cook with... spices for flavoring your food... and Pills and tonics to keep you well.
Country stores were a one stop shop all, for country folks like us.
Their store building had tin metal siding on it...and it looked a lot like real masonry block.
A porch had been built across the front of the store, and was handy for resting a spell after a long walk getting there.
Their overhead metal sign with the Store name, could be seen a good ways off.
Sorry to say the era of Country Stores I remember growing up with has ended ,...Shopping Centers today, have replaced their store names, with bright neon lighted ones.
Their stores are filled with products from foreign Country's ,verses American made.
And you are lucky if you can find anyone to help you find something.
Parking lots commonly cover acres of land.
And you have to dodge the shopping carts while challenging yourself to park.
This is some thing my generation would never have thought possible.
Sad to say, for many that read this today...they will never know the old Country Store atmosphere my generation came to love.
And most likely they will never know and experience the slower and simpler pace of living... we enjoyed while visiting our Country stores of yesterday .
Until Next Time. God Bless.
My Meditations by, Coleman