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A childhood memory of the old folks & Sears & 'Rareback'

'Short-britches Brat' writes
As I looked at the olden times ad from Russell & Murrell, the words of a then-elderly kinswomen echoed down the corridor of time from well over half a century ago. She put down the new Sears & Roebuck (the latter properly pronounced "Rareback") she'd been poring over, took off her reading spectacles, and exclaimed to no one in particular, "Lordy, theys got jis' d*mn-nigh ever'thin', and a passel besides!" Who was I, a snot-nosed brat still in short pants, to argue with such wisdom-wrought insight? - Short Britches Brat
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