Sepia Saturday Blog
My Sepia Sat. contribution for this week is Stores. Ones that I have worked at.
For about five years from my senior year in high school till the time I took a less paying summer job (1972-1977) I worked for a local grocery store chain.
This first picture (probably from the mid 50's) is of the store I started in and worked at the most. It was also my favorite. The store is just behind the tree, right next to the marching band. This photo and the last one are both before my time working there. The store below is now part of Lindenwood College. The building that says Clay St. Motors was a 9-0-5 liquor store when I was growing up. This would been my first real job. I enjoyed working in the produce department the most, but was only in that position for a short time.
I worked at the store till it closed and then moved between the chains other three stores. Once the older store closed down. I never really enjoyed working in the business any more. It was much smaller than most and had a very nice neighborhood atmosphere. The chain is longer in business.
This first picture is also the store where I rode this elephant as a child. If you remember I posted that story here. It was back when you went to the store near your home, not across town.
The picture is from the early 60's and I only worked at this store a few times to fill in for the produce managers vacations. It is now a gym that I go to a few times a week.