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Crail Hope store warm lay-over on bus ride to Greensburg HS
Comments re photo 38151: Scenic Green Co KY. Crail Hope looking down Hunter's Trail by Linda Waggener
By Gary Lane
I was in this store many times years ago. It was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Malcom Gooch.
Their daughter, Janelle, currently lives in the Gooch home next door to the store. The Lawsons lived across the street for many years.
My cousin, Don Church, who grew up at Crail Hope, still lives about 1/4 mile from the store.
We would ride the school bus, get off at the store while the bus made a circular route and returned to the store, where we would again board the bus and ride to Greensburg to High School.
Mr. Gooch would always have a good warm fire going in the stove in the back of the store.
If we could manage to have an extra nickel we would buy a "Coke" or a piece of candy. Most days I just wished I could have one because there was no extra money for those things. Besides. Mom always cooked breakfast at home before we caught the school bus around 6:45 a.m.
The store was a general merchandise store with all the necessities needed for cooking and keeping the house going.
I think there was a post office there at one time.
Mr. and Mrs. Gooch had two children, Dr. Norman Gooch, now deceased, who was a dentist in Edmonton for many years; and Janelle, who was a registered nurse and taught in the nursing program at T. J. Sampson Hospital in Glasgow for a long time.
They were all good citizens of Crail Hope.
Many good memories came to mind when I saw this picture. -Gary Lane
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