The Official Writing Challenge
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A very enjoyable, well written story. It was colorful and entertaining and held my interest without much effort on my part. It was like you painted a pictur for me. Thank you.
Wonderful story. There are lots of things about the "good old days" that aren't so good, but the General Store is one of those very good things that marked a gentler, friendly, society.
I liked the days of the "Mom and Pop" store. Up until just a few years ago, we had a store in our small town, that still had the old soda fountain and the feel of home.

Thanks for bringing back such happy memories.
Yes, I felt that uneven floor, smelled the mingled aromas, including the ubiquitous dusty shelving and cardboard boxes lending their own scents. Your article really brought it all back. Thank you.
I could visualize it all-well done!
What brilliant descriptions - I almost felt I was there and some of this reminded me so much of my 'growing-up years' living in my old Gran's shop. You are right - supermarkets (in comparison) are heartless places! Lovely writing. I enjoyed this. Margaret
What a wonderful way to teach a lesson. It's amazing that the agony of a disappointing look from a well-respected man can be more effective than a severe scolding or a spanking. Mr. Campbell was a priceless gem and this was a delight to read.
Excellent, excellent descriptions. Very evocative.
Loved this peek into my family's history...I have been told my grandfather owned one of these stores that served the community.
Congratulations for placing 23rd overall!