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Fond memories of being Vaughn's thread buyer at Nell's

'I've spent many hours walking through the store just dreaming about all the dolls and toys I might ask for for my birthday or Christmas or just because I wanted it.' - VICKI BROCK MILLER

By Vicki Brock Miller

I made frequent trips to Nell's 5 & 10 to purchase thread and other sewing supplies for my mom, Louise Brock, when she owned Vaughn's Dress Shop.

Mom had a charge account there and let me charge candy.

I, too, loved the maple nut candy, but my fav was corn candy!


I've spent many hours walking through the store just dreaming about all the dolls and toys I might ask for for my birthday or Christmas or just because I wanted it. Ha!

I loved Mr. and Mrs. Nell and all the clerks who worked there.

After moving to Frankfort, Irene Nell used to visit Columbia and she stayed with mom and me often.

Now that she's turned 101 she says she can no longer make the trip.

I sure miss her. I tell her she's my mom since I lost mine last year. She's one of the nicest, sweetest and kindest ladies I've ever known.

We still call each other from time to time to reminisce about days gone by.

She's been an important part of my life and I have lots of fond memories of her and the store. - Vicki Brock Miller Comments re article 94536 Nells was a giant treasure chest a wonderland of the 60s


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