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March 14, 2019



Going To The Store

Benson’s Store (as told by Johnny Benson): I was just a baby when my parents had the old store, but I still remember a little bit. It was just an old country store. They sold groceries. Mom used to tell me that when I was about 3 years old the venders that stopped by would buy me a coke to get me to whistle. They closed it in the mid-1940s just after the war (WWII) ended. They rented it out for a short time to a man named Plato Allison, and he sold fireworks. After that, it was closed for good. In the mid-1950s, dad pulled the old building back behind the house and tu...



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