On hot summer days we'd walk down to the curb market for an Eskimo pie...a big treat that didn't happen too often.  I can still recall that rickety screen door slamming and Mr. Jack yelling, "watch that door!"

On hot summer days we'd walk down to the curb market for an Eskimo pie.a big treat that didn't happen too often. I can still recall that rickety screen door slamming and Mr. Jack yelling, "watch that door!

Old Country Store in Kentucy: Photo by Photographer Michael Ging

The Country Store.This one is Penn's Store in Gravel Switch, Ky. It has been run by the same family since ( My Granny's Father owned a little country store like this in the They also had a farm that they worked on. She was one of 13 children.

country stores -I remember the coke ice chest. Always a happy sight on a hot summer day.

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Old Country Store by New_Jaynie, via Flickr

Old Country Store - Jackson, TN. We've only eaten breakfast here but it was great. Much better than any chain restaurant.

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Southern Lagniappe: Dinner at an Old Country Store - In the tiny town of Learned, Mississippi, which is about 30 miles southeast of Vicksburg.

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