Does anyone remember?

“..as bad as she is..and she is”

Since: Jun 08

.he has squandered his chance.

#1453 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
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the convenience stores here still sell them...
made me think of stuckey's...I thot they were so cool when I was a kid...
(Wikipedia)
Stuckey's is a roadside convenience store chain found on highways throughout the United States. Stores are concentrated in the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest, although operations have existed as far east as Connecticut and as far west as Oregon.[1] Stuckey's Corporation, the company operating the chains, has its headquarters in Silver Spring, unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland.
Stuckey’s originated in the early 1930s in Eastman, Georgia. When founder W. S. Stuckey, Sr., had a successful pecan harvest from his family's orchard he decided to offer a portion of the crop for sale in a lean-to roadside shed. Many Florida-bound tourists traveling U.S. Route 23 stopped to purchase the pecans.
Stuckey's advertisement from 1976 Rand McNally Road Atlas
As the roadside business continued to expand, Stuckey's wife, Ethel, created a variety of homemade pecan candies to sell at the stand, including pecan log rolls and pecan divinity. In 1937, Stuckey constructed his first store building. Much like the former roadside lean-to, the new business focused on selling these Southern candies to highway travelers. This first Stuckey’s shop added a restaurant, then a novelty section, and then gas pumps. The final addition was a teal blue roof (which would later become the company's trademark). Until the onset of World War II, Stuckey’s continued to open stores in Georgia and Florida. The number of stores declined somewhat during WWII due to the effects of wartime sugar rationing.
After WWII ended, the Stuckey’s business once again began to grow and it sold a number of new franchises. The company constructed a candy factory to supply an eventual 350-plus Stuckey's stores located throughout the continental United States. As the post-war baby boom flourished and families undertook more long-distance auto travel, Stuckey's continued to grow as they were usually constructed along major highways and frequently were paired with Texaco gas stations as well as restaurants and clean restrooms.[3]
A modern Stuckey's/BP in Yeehaw Junction, Florida
Downfall, then rise.
In 1960, W. S. Stuckey attempted to create a hotel chain called Stuckey's Carriage Inn, but opened only four locations. In 1967, Stuckey's merged with Pet, Inc., maker of Pet Milk.
The company at its peak had over 350 locations, which dwindled to fewer than 75 after a decline in the late 1970s under ownership by Pet. It was repurchased by former Congressman W.S. Stuckey, Jr., in 1985. It currently has over 200 franchise stores in 19 states.
...we never stopped at stuckeys....ever....old dad said they were for rich tourist types.....i remember thinkin'...ALL those stuckeys....how many rich folks are there.......?..we didn't know a one.......

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...you can trust your car to the man who wears the star....the big, bright_________star.......
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#1454 Jul 27, 2013
Payphones??? You never see payphones anymore.

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#1455 Jul 27, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
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...we never stopped at stuckeys....ever....old dad said they were for rich tourist types.....i remember thinkin'...ALL those stuckeys....how many rich folks are there.......?..we didn't know a one.......
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...you can trust your car to the man who wears the star....the big, bright_________star.......
I trusted more than my car...i was 16-he was 18-summer before he joined the navy...my first bf pumped gas there...come to think of it, I didn't have my own car yet...he did but I kept it while he was at work...TEXACO station...=)

“Somewhere within...”

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...the Topix mainframe.

#1456 Jul 27, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
Payphones??? You never see payphones anymore.
Not working ones anyways! lol!

“..as bad as she is..and she is”

Since: Jun 08

.he has squandered his chance.

#1457 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
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I trusted more than my car...i was 16-he was 18-summer before he joined the navy...my first bf pumped gas there...come to think of it, I didn't have my own car yet...he did but I kept it while he was at work...TEXACO station...=)
...we gave them most of our trade......the stuckeys sold texaco....yet we never any stopped there for gas.......

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.....a little dab'll do ya.....they (girls) love to run their fingers thru yer hair......

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#1458 Jul 27, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
Payphones??? You never see payphones anymore.
they have one at Animaland in Wellsboro PA...I had my pic taken pretending I was talking on it last summer...even tried to use as avatar but topix said entity too large...

http://www.animalandzoo.com/
Shady

Susquehanna, PA

#1459 Jul 27, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
Payphones??? You never see payphones anymore.
And cell phones got smaller & smaller till they were the size of mini candy bars & now they're getting bigger & bigger and they're the size of notebooks. What's the deal with that?

“..as bad as she is..and she is”

Since: Jun 08

.he has squandered his chance.

#1460 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
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they have one at Animaland in Wellsboro PA...I had my pic taken pretending I was talking on it last summer...even tried to use as avatar but topix said entity too large...
http://www.animalandzoo.com/
....i know where there are more mailboxes (away from the post office) than payfones......

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#1461 Jul 27, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
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...we gave them most of our trade......the stuckeys sold texaco....yet we never any stopped there for gas.......
__________
.....a little dab'll do ya.....they (girls) love to run their fingers thru yer hair......
brylcreem...thank goodness the fad had passed before I started dating lol...I can remember my sister using dippity-do
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#1462 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
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they have one at Animaland in Wellsboro PA...I had my pic taken pretending I was talking on it last summer...even tried to use as avatar but topix said entity too large...
http://www.animalandzoo.com/
There was one in our town and I thought it's only a matter of time before that thing is gone, so I took a picture. A week later it was gone. I also have a picture of a sign that says "TRUCKERS WECOME" It's a huge sign outside of a hotel one town over and that is misprinted on both sides. I want to be able to remember that in case they fix it, lol.

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#1463 Jul 27, 2013
encyclopedias...

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I like it.

#1464 Jul 27, 2013
Remember those cell phones that were the size of a brick?

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#1465 Jul 27, 2013
gmg mike... I miss him ...

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#1466 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
gmg mike... I miss him ...
I agree. Where the hell is the old riverhound?...

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#1467 Jul 27, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
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There was one in our town and I thought it's only a matter of time before that thing is gone, so I took a picture. A week later it was gone. I also have a picture of a sign that says "TRUCKERS WECOME" It's a huge sign outside of a hotel one town over and that is misprinted on both sides. I want to be able to remember that in case they fix it, lol.
theres a rusted out old motel ad sign on side of hwy bout 25 miles west of here...I want that sign so bad...have wanted it for yrs...
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#1468 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
gmg mike... I miss him ...
Yeah, where the heck is he? I noticed he wasn't around when listening to the bar tunes.

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#1469 Jul 27, 2013
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
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I agree. Where the hell is the old riverhound?...
busy busy busy...took 10 day trip...now has friend visiting & theyre painting the town red white & blue...
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#1470 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
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theres a rusted out old motel ad sign on side of hwy bout 25 miles west of here...I want that sign so bad...have wanted it for yrs...
Do you know who owns the motel? If so, You ought to ask for it, if they say no, just steal it!! J/K LOL, you really should ask about it though.

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#1471 Jul 27, 2013
just_ola wrote:
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busy busy busy...took 10 day trip...now has friend visiting & theyre painting the town red white & blue...
...checking NY police logs...

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#1472 Jul 27, 2013
Proud To Be Trina wrote:
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Do you know who owns the motel? If so, You ought to ask for it, if they say no, just steal it!! J/K LOL, you really should ask about it though.
Ola is a wise gal and besides, the sign owner probably goes by Norman...

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