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Aug 29th

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Remembering the ‘old stores’

Remembering the ‘old stores’

Recently a lady who did not grow up in Minden, remarked that she appreciated me talking of old businesses that are gone, and their location. And last week a man who is almost my age stopped me and told me how much he likes to remember the old stores and the people who worked there. I do, too, and so I am continuing some more of my thoughts of what "was" and is now gone.

I passed by the metal building, almost like a warehouse, on Shepherd Street, just past the old Tractor place, and noticed the words "Hanes Body Shop" in faint letters across the front. Long ago, fifty or more years ago there was a nice young man, Archie Hanes, who put in the body shop there on Dennis Street.

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Ice cream and West Brothers

Ice cream and West Brothers

When I was a little girl, the Webster Parish Library was located where the Children's Center is today.

I was allowed to check out five books at a time. I would go home, re...

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Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

Often I have a lot of excuses why I can't do something. I have been guilty of quoting Milton from "On His Blindness" and saying "Will God require day labor, light denied?...

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Jolie’s a fun hero-villain in ‘Maleficent’

Jolie’s a fun hero-villain in ‘Maleficent’

Maybe it's too soon to say the tide has shifted definitively. But it's certainly been a unique time for fairy-tale villains.

After hundreds of years of moral clarity, sudd...

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Remembering the Cozy Theater

Remembering the Cozy Theater

I have had several inquiries about the Cozy Theater that was located behind the stores on back street.

Some never knew of its existence. One lady remembered that blacks we...

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