We can’t get enough of the Pond Store in Pond, Mississippi. The building is from 1881, and it’s just the perfect stop in (seriously) the middle of nowhere. There’s so much to love:
We visited the H.D. Gibbes & Sons store in Learned, Mississippi in 2017, and have been meaning to get back since. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, they serve supper (steaks, seafood — on paper plates, and they just take cash or check) and six days a week they’re a regular country store. The food there is supposed to be amazing and I am all about it. It’s on my list to finally do for supper in 2020.
The Jefferson Country Store outside Demopolis, Alabama — Hoop Cheese, Souse, Rag Bologna
Inside, an old store with wooden floors and glass coke bottles, Moon Pies, boiled peanuts, chips (your choice of Golden Flake and Zapp’s), Little Debbies, cans of Manwich and salmon…there’s probably some 10W30 and windshield washing fluid in there somewhere — you name it. And they’ve got this grill area for making hot ham & cheese, fried bologna sandwich or Conecuh sausage dogs…
If you’re there after the grill closes, there’s always rag bologna (called that because of the cloth sleeve) and hoop cheese with the red wax in the fridge
If you pick up a copy of the latest Southbound (it’s published by Atlanta Magazine and comes with their subscriptions), they ran one of my pics of the Simmons-Wright Company country store in Kewanee, Mississippi
but the most interesting part isn’t the outside but the inside
Av and I stopped in at the Causeyville General Store for a couple of cokes – the store is soooo neat, and the woman that runs it – Dorothy Hagwood – is super-nice. We talked for a long time.
Above: nice signs!
Isn’t the interior great? She has antiques for sale as well as everything else you would find in just about any other shop…cokes, chips, laundry detergent, canned food, etc.
Above: this is a *real* peanut roaster that’s been restored.
If you’re ever in the area, definitely stop by. Dorothy is great to talk with, and she has *so* many neat things in the store – old player pianos, radios, movie posters, etc. BTW, she also sells cane syrup, and if you live far away, she’ll ship it.