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To: GeronL

True story about Gibson’s. I once knew a guy who was in charge of 16 Gibson’s Discount Stores and he told me this story. Gibson’s slogan was “Where you always get the best for less”. My friend said at new store opening events Mr. Gibson always said a prayer. This day his prayer began:

“Lord, we want to thank you for allowing us to open up another Gibson’s, where you always get the best for less.”

By the way, I remember Sam Walton’s first Ben Franklin Five & Dime store in Newport, Arkansas. After chopping or picking cotton all week we’d go to Newport to buy groceries on Saturday afternoon. You could smell the popcorn from the machine in front of his store for blocks.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 9:56:53 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Terry Mross

I am glad I wasn’t the only one who remembered!


24 posted on 02/15/2013 10:16:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Terry Mross

http://gibsonsdiscount.com/

Apparently one still exists in Kerrville TX


25 posted on 02/15/2013 10:17:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Terry Mross

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/jul/11/gibsons-discount-center-was-big-deal-abilene/

Someone could use the info in this article to put a little Wiki page together


27 posted on 02/15/2013 10:25:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Terry Mross

Great remembrance. Wish I knew how to cut and paste on this damn ipad.

I guess that is what this thread is about and should have been titled.

Remembrance

I was always picked last for sports such as baseball. Well, I totally sucked at baseball. I knew I sucked,so did those that didn’t pick me. Made me feel bad at the time, but, shit...I got over it. Learned to love who I was.

What about the kids today who are sheltered from fact?

Where the small girl with no sports talent gets a blue ribbon in baseball , does she expect a blue ribbon in everything...even if she can’t do...everything?

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29 posted on 02/15/2013 10:30:48 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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