When we first moved to Cold Spring in 1968, Fox Drug was located where the Cold Spring Laundrymat is now. Where a new Drug Store or Pharmacy will be in the near future is a topic I'll relate to another time.
Smitty's Service was on the corner of RedRiver and HWY 23 and now is the home of SuperAmerica.
Smitty's was one I could count on to get me started in cold weather, because I had AAA. He was good at fixing things on my usually old and failing cars.
Another long standing building and business was Peter's Food Market and
later to become Vogt's Food Market.
the approximate location of Peter's is
now home to Teal's Grocery Store.
The interesting fact to me is that in each case where former owners move on or retire, that business stays in the same retail
I think that speaks well for the community support of these businesses and that their
loyalty to them keeps the business right in Cold Spring and its surrounding rural area.
TRIVIA- A German fighter pilot managed to survive falling to the ground from his airplane in the middle of a gigantic hail-
storm. He was coated in a layer of ice which
cushioned him when he landed.
Lanolin, an essential ingredient of many expensive cosmetics. In its natural form, it's
a foul-smelling, waxy, tarlike substance
extracted from the fleece of sheep's wool.
TITANIC TRIVIA- When the Titanic anchored
in Queenstown, Ireland, to pick up passengers and mail, small boats followed
it out to sea to sell articles of tweeds and lace to the passengers. On one of these boats, Colonel John Jacob Astor bought an
$800 lace shawl for his wife.
LIGHTSIDE- An exasperated salesman abandoned his car in a no-parking zone and left this note: "I've circled this block 20 times. I have an appointment and must keep it or lose my job. Forgive us our trespasses."
Upon returning, he found this note:
"I've circled this block for 20 years. If I
don't give you a ticket, I'll lose my job.
Lead us not into temptation."
-Jolly Jokes For Older Folks-
"A graduation ceremony is where the commencement speaker tells 2,000 students dressed in identical caps and gowns that individuality is the key to success." -Bob Phillips-
"It's a fact. Women will never play football.
Imagine eleven women in public wearing the same outfit." -Anonymous-
WORDS FOR THE WEEK-
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it's on your plate." -Thorton Wilder-
"Learning is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust... never fear... and never
dream of regretting." -T. H. White-
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine." -Benjamin Franklin-
"Good, better, best. Never let it rest.
Until your good is better and your
better best." -Tim Duncan-
"Practice is a means of inviting the
perfection desired." -Martha Graham-
"Whether you're a man or not comes from your heart, not how much hair you have on your head." -Bruce Willis-
OLD BURMA-SHAVE SIGNS-
And said,"no dice
The weddings off
I'll COOK the rice"
Until next week, please take good care
of yourself. B. G.