Are you lucky enough to have lived in a time when we had General Stores?
Well, probably not if you are reading this, but I would love to walk you through one as it was back then. General stores were typically found in rural populations of small towns and villages and served the locals as well as surrounding ranchers and farmers. Back in the early days, one could find food and consumables, apothecary items and dry goods, but not much in the way of convenience or luxury items. Do you remember watching shows like Little House on the Prairie where the woman was excited to have a “store bought” dress? Yes, me too.
I have put together a collection of things you might find in a general store IF there were still general stores 40 to 50 years ago.