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For a genuine treat, mom used to take us to the local "five and dime", the prehistoric predecessor of today's K-mart and Target. The five and dime, generally graced with this kind of names as Woolworth and S.S. Kresge, as did numerous drug shops back then, had counters with stools where you could sit down and purchase a fountain Coke, an ice cream float, a sundae, or



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