Wednesday, May 07, 2008
General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories by R.B. Fleming
Lavery & Scott General Merchants, Newdale, Manitoba, Canada, 1918-1919
That's grandpa, James Walter Scott, in the sweater & jacket, and my mum is the small child in the middle - all bundled up. On the back it reads, "This is the way we worked the morning peace was declared. Muriel is the littlest girl in the centre."
General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories by R.B. (Rae) Fleming (Toronto: Lynx Images, Inc., 2002)
Lots of stories about Canada's small town general stores here and great old photographs too. Rae Fleming's parents had a general store in Argyle, Ontario in Canada and before that they worked in Rae Fleming's grandfather's store at Eldon Station, Ontario, so he knows his subject.
There's good information here and although this is not a reference book but one you'll likely pick up and read with pleasure, there's a place index, some informative notes and a bibliography that's helpful.