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Memories: Old Joppa Store was just down the road from home

Comments re article 44479 Joppa: It means Beautiful

By Von Price


I lived near Joppa for 18 years of my life.

The Flatt Family farm was just up the road from Joppa.

Anyone who lived near Joppa will remember May Montgomery, Gladys & Berdine Keith. They lived in the house next to the Old Joppa Store.The Morrison Family, Jesse Holt Family, and the Curry Family, in turn, had the little store where I can remember buying 3 cent candy bars! Funny story about my two youngest brothers,, Harold and Billy Flatt: They used to get my Mom's chicken eggs and take them to the Curry Story to sell and my Mom would say, later, "I just can't believe that the chickens aren't laying more eggs!"They would buy chewing tobacco, candy, Pepsi or RC and sometimes the wonderful Moon Pie.

Oh! Those were the good old days! I would never trade the way I was raised for anything.

The Old Joppa Store had long been closed when I was growing up, but my parents would talk about taking cream and eggs to sell there at the Old Joppa Store. Von Flatt Price, Louisville, KY

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