The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history

The Rolling Store…

was a part of my mother’s childhood in Colbert County, Alabama. There used to be a store at the corner of Wilson Dam Road and 6th Street. There she and her siblings would take an egg and get penny candy. Or the Rolling Store would come by and an egg would be traded for penny candy. If you look around the 10:00 minute mark you will see the Murphy Brothers Rolling Store that used to traverse the roads in Lauderdale County. This story is among those of the Great Depression:

2 responses

  1. Thank you for sharing so many interesting things.

    I watched the film about the time of the Depression, and I recalled the love for President Franklin Roosevelt, I was a child when he died and it was the first time I saw my Dad cry out loud, my parents cried as if a family member had died, our neighbors did too. President Roosevelt and his wife were special people who stepped up during a time they were needed.

    I am descended from Cynthia Ann Crisler (daughter of Abraham/Abram Crisler) & her husband, James Caison Aylor, married 3 Mar, 1874, Lawrence Co., AL. You show a lot of research, thank you for sharing.

    January 25, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    • Thank you for your comment. I do not share your parents appreciation of FDR or his wife.

      February 18, 2014 at 3:43 am

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