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“Dick’s Store is more than just a store; it is the hub of all activity in the community, a gathering place for those tired souls who can find a few spare moments from their daily routine to hear the news of the outside world.”
“Dick is one feller that’s made a turible suksess of hissef. He keeps the best store they are in this end of the county and on top of that he’s the postmaster.”
This little booklet was published in about 1932, early in the series, before the characters were fully developed.
“Owin’ to so many folks writin’ artickles ’bout theirse’ves and callin’ ’em autobiorgerffys, we have sorter deesided to give ourse’ves a write-up…”
Grandpappy’s real name is Milford Avery Spears. His woman is known as Aunt Charity. He likes to play checkers with Abner, and read aloud from the Almanac in the Jot ‘Em Down Store.
“This is Abner’s gurl, Pearl. She’s jist runnin’ on eighteen year old but has went plumb threw the fourth reader a’ready and made more headmarks than arry other scholar in the class.”
“Jist back’ards diff’rent from Sister Simpson is Abner’s woman, Elizabeth. She takes to work jist as willin’ as the ordinary run of wimen does to buyin’ a hat.”
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