A Little of Everything

Mike Parker

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ISBN: 9781989725818
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A Little of Everything

General Stores of Nova Scotia- Remembering the Old Days, Old Ways

  Author:   Mike Parker    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Yesterday’s general store was today’s Costco, Home Depot and Superstore rolled into one — and then some. General stores sold a little of everything through the years: groceries, hardware, dry goods, caskets, corsets, spinning wheels, furniture, appliances, feeds, seeds, kerosene, gasoline, medicinal lotions and potions for man or beast, and of course candy, ice cream and pop. “General stores usually had the look of an overstuffed warehouse, and if you wanted something, they had it buried somewhere ….. you just had to ask.” Not only was the general store a one-stop shop, it was a place to meet and greet, gossip, solve world problems and tell tales, tall and true, a pillar of rural community life until done in by the automobile, mail order catalogues, big box stores and shopping malls.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781989725818
Item PC0343
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published on April 15 2022
Language eng
Pages 300
Format Paperback
Dimensions6.75(in) x 9.75(in)
Shipping weight757(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Mike Parker is a best-selling author who has been writing about his native province for many years and has earned numerous accolades, including that of Nova Scotia's Storyteller. Mike is affiliated with the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary's University as a research associate. He is a graduate of Acadia University and a long-time resident of Dartmouth.