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Letter: Hometown Album evokes memories

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I recently received, as a gift by a lifelong friend C.W. Hudgins, a copy of Hometown Album for Mathews. Thank you for putting this delightful pictorial history together. Oh my, but this brought back memories that I had thought forgotten. Yes, I am old enough to remember attending movies with my mom and dad at the Be-Jo Theater on Main Street, buying clothes at Foster’s Department Store.

A special treat was the photo of Charlie Mon Diggs at the lunch counter at Richardson’s Drug Store. Charlie Diggs was Uncle Charlie to my sister and me. We loved his smile and grace with children. How I miss him and others who were a part of our lives and remain so even today.

I want to thank you also for including many and varied photographs of Sibley’s General Store. I recall the sign above the counter, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” I bought everything from Sibley’s including cut window panes to hardware and lunch....

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