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.
I am glad I wasn’t the only one who remembered!
Apparently one still exists in Kerrville TX
Someone could use the info in this article to put a little Wiki page together
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.
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?