This layout is a memory of an important little grocery store for the neighborhood and community in which my grandmother lived. I have such fondness for the part, which it held in my childhood, my cousin’s childhoods and the childhood of our children. The page is a lift for today’s Saturday Scraplift of Aino’s Hello There layout

Journaling: Our family literally grew up with The Little Store in Cookeville. Mrs. Sparks opened her little grocery in 1948 when I was only three years old . . . I clearly remember walking to the Little Store with Mama to buy groceries from around that time. When I was a child at Capshaw School, I often stopped by Sparks Grocery for a Nehi Grape drink after school with my friends before walking to Mama’s house. This photo was made in the summer of 1987 . . . John Eric was visiting so he and I walked to the store with our grandchildren so they could sample a slice of our wonderful childhood there. Mrs. Opra Sparks and Miss Nellie Sparks are standing on the front porch with the children. Mr. & Mrs. Sparks Grocery closed its doors in 1997 after 50 years of serving this neighborhood. It was the last small independent grocery in our county. This store, affectionately named “The Little Store” is sorely missed.

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