A Unique car
The 1939 Graham Sharknose
Evidently ‘window shopping’ has gone the way of the dinosaur. BUT I remember it very fondly. My dad pastored a country church in High Shoals, NC. The closest town was Lincolnton. To a 5 year old it was a city.
After mama’s Sunday dinner a few times dad needed some time outside with the family, so he would drive to Lincolnton, park the car and we would walk the streets. That was in the 1940s. ALL of the businesses closed on Sunday with only a few people on the streets. It was such a thrill to Shirley and me to look at the ‘store bought goods’ in the store windows. Mama called it window shopping.
Lincolnton has a center square and stores stretched a couple blocks on all four sides. It would probably take an hour to slowly walk the entire town both sides of the street,
Shirley liked the ladies clothes. Mama made hers. I liked the hardware stores but mostly I loved the Jewelry Stores. They were flashy, but they always had an eye catcher. A small electric train hauling rings and watches going all around and thru the window area. There was also a jewelry box with a little twirling dancer or two.
Usually I was running ahead, but I had to be called away from those windows. Funny how entertaining that was to a 5 year old. Shirley was about 8 at the time and we both couldn’t wait for dad to say we were going to town on Sunday afternoon and all the stores were closed. Yeah crazy I know.
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