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#44 Jul 23, 2012
I remember going there when I was in jr high school... never had much money to spend. The old man that worked there would always give me a hand full of candy... He was such a nice man and never made me feel like I was beneath anyone..This just brought back some good memories.. I went there in the early sixties..wish I could bring back some of those days..He didn't care who was in the store at the time he just made sure that I had a few peaces of candy... what a good guy he was..

United States

#45 Jul 23, 2012
doll wrote:
my mom talked about that place she has passed [email protected] just made me think of her it was nice
Yes , as soon as I seen this I thought of her as well.

Lexington, NC

#46 Jul 24, 2012
use to love that place when we could sneak there .

Homestead, FL

#47 Nov 11, 2012
wondering wrote:
I love going to the Sweet Shop. We all had such a good time. wish there were something like this for our kids to do in town.but i know things than now were different back then we had no drug problems and very good police officers who walk the streets and keep and eye on all of us kids to hanging out there.
Bill we loved the Sweet Shop...George and Melvin were very nice to all of us kids. Who in the world would have had the patience for all of us teens? I remember one day George checked the bathrooms and went srtaight to the girl that wrote on the walls. I bet she never did that again. Sweet Shop is wonderful memories for all of us kids that grew up and even some of our parents.

Daddy thought the world of your family. Loved the Star Store. A very very nice family.

Joyce Wright and Charles Wood
Sherry Kerns

United States

#48 Jan 9, 2013
Jim wrote:
Yes, that was my Mother. She passed away in Middleburg, Fla and is buried next to my brother in Interlachen, Fla. I live in Ohio and my sister called from Florida on Thanksgiving Day 1995 to tell us she was dying. Juanita and I flew down and was with her to the end.
My mother always had a store, she had the Army And Navy Store and I think that the War Post Office is located there, she ran the Sweet Shop for the owner, and of course she had 3 or 4 Groc stores. Mother sold door to door coffee. Her Dad was a medicine man and it was called WHIT TONE. I can't find anything on that product but grandpa sure made a lot of people feel good back in 20's, 30's....I use to be with him and love to smell those medicine bottles. I have heard stories of others who tell of medicine men back in early 1900's that sold them a product that would bring them off their sick bed in no time...
Juanita and I married and I got so very sick that I could not get out of bed. Our family Dr was also a friend. He gave me prescription medicine. I was never that sick and have not been since....Juanita grandfather came to visit, he went into our back yard where there was a variety of fruit trees. He cut the bark off and boiled it on the stove. He then gave me a large glass of this mixure and I was up 100% OK and hungry... it worked whatever he mixed. Her grandpa was amazing. He was never in a hospital bed, never saw a Dr...He was 89 and had just chainsaw 5 cords of wood, came in and sit at the kitchen table for a lunch. He sit at the kitchen table, bowing his head and died........89 years old..
. My father talked about coming down the hill ( mountain I think it may have been Poke or Pokey) in a horse drawn wagon one day my dad's brother was sick with pnuamonia and his brother fell off the wagon was run over and killed. My father talked about going to the medicine man and my father on his deathbed kept asking who the little boy in knickers was...... We believe it was his brother come to take him home. Thank you for jogging my memory !
Ahmed Yeber Jessen

Bogotá, Colombia

#49 Jun 23, 2013
hello Bill, how r u? hope u doing great, i was actually reading the comment u posted last year, and i'm really excited because i have been loooking for someone of my family, and so far u have´t found anything about the family. my grandfather was Ahmed Jaber, he was George´s and Melvin´s younger brother, they all came from Lebanon, and my granfather came to Colombia in 1929, i would like you to write me, to keep on contact and perhaps know about the family in there. would u tell who´s your dad? i´m Ahmed, Ahmed Jaber´s greatchild, my father is Melvin from colombia who is Ahmed Jaber´s son. the reason we r trying to contact u is because we found a letter in which our uncle George Jaber wrote to my aunt Nazzira on the 12 of december of 1965 asking for the family in Colombiaand after that the contact was lost, and never again we could know about him, till now. my mail adress is [email protected] thank u so much, take care.
Teresa Gibson

United States

#50 Aug 26, 2013
my mother n law always talked about the sweet shop

Lexington, NC

#51 Aug 28, 2013
i loved that place when we got to go in there. grew up there .war used to be a nice little town. so sad how the economy has taken it to nothin . but will always be home.70's girl
Think So

Braselton, GA

#52 Sep 16, 2013
Marsha wrote:
The Gibson's ran the Sweet Shop when I went there. My sister, Karen Hagy, worked there for a while. She worked at the Hole-in-Wall for several years also. The Hole-in-the-Wall was my first job. I worked there from age 15 to age 18. Mrs. Gibson worked behind the counter most of the time, but they would occasionally have someone helping her.
I, or my family moved from War, I believe in 1959. I remember the Hole in the wall, I believe. I remember it as a narrow place. I loved the chilly dogs with the steamed buns. Is that the place? I was in the 8th grade then. Also, remember the Sweet Shop. And, the first time a guy wore Bermuda shorts to a dance there. He was so harassed!

Martinsville, VA

#53 Oct 30, 2013
I went to the sweet shop in the early 60s. Had lunch breaks there and played the pinball machine.Useto hag out with Troy Akers, Roy Akers, Howard Linkous, Jimmy Stutso.ETC. Great place good ole days. My name is Homer Davis, lived in War a long time then moved to Yukon#2.

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