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You could buy almost anything at Hob's Store in Gradyville

It the news central in Gradyville, where people gathered to pick up their mail at the post office in the store, and shared news from Gradyvillians who had visited Columbia, Edmonton and even Glasgow. Hob extended credit until the farmers sold their tobacco crops, and usually, that credit was the first paid.
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By Virginia Sparks Wonderling

Thanks for including the picture of Hob Walker's store in the magazine today.

When I was a little girl you could go there and buy anything and I mean almost anything.

That store was a gathering place for people in Gradyville to come and discuss the happenings in the area and maybe outside the area if someone had driven a distance to Columbia, Edmonton or even all the way to Glasgow.


There were several cats in the store that would walk across the counters after Hob or Opal fixed you a bologna sandwich!

The post office was also in the store and E.P. Waggener would deliver the mail.

Getting the mail was a very exciting time of day for many people especially my mother, Elva Hunter Sparks. If John Wess didn't bring her a letter from one of her daughters, he would be in trouble.

Hob and Opal Walker were very fine people and very helpful to so many in Gradyville.

They would let you purchase items and you would pay for them when you sold your tobacco crop.

They kept a running total of all your purchases, and that would be the first account most farmers would pay off when they received their tobacco checks.

Good memories. - Virginia Sparks Wonderling


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