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The Last Christmas of Kmart – Danville, Virginia

2017 – The Last Christmas of Kmart in Danville, Virginia

January 2018, Kmart in Danville, Virginia closed its doors for the last time. The store opened in 1962 and was the source of a lot of toys for local Danville area children over the years. Lots of Mego action figures were purchased there in the 1970s for me, not to mention the 45 RPM of Neil Diamond’s “America” I bought there in 1981, of which I still have.

I will miss Kmart. Walmart could not hold a candle to this store, in my opinion. I would gladly pay a little extra for Kmart merchandise to avoid Walmart.

Here are a few photos I snapped with my cellphone on November 25, 2017……. Danville Kmart’s last Christmas.

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Merry Christmas!!!

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Big Star Grocery Stores…A Blast From The Past

1981 Big Star Grocery Game Pieces

If you were living in the Danville, Virginia area during the 1970s and 1980’s you surely remember the Big Star grocery stores.  We shopped at the Big Star located in Ballou Park. The store is now a Food Lion.

Big Star Grocery Store
Source: groceteria.com

While digging through some of my grandmother’s old stuff, I came across some Big Star grocery game pieces from 1981. I was ten years old when I remember my grandmother getting some of these Instant Vegas pieces below. Continue reading Big Star Grocery Stores…A Blast From The Past

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Roanoke Virginia’s K92 and David Lee Michaels

Remember the days of mixed tapes. I made my share of them that’s for sure.

I discovered a gem, a small little time capsule from the past. One day in July 1981 around 6 PM, I think, on a Saturday I pressed record and play on the tape deck and let it run. I recorded Roanoke Virginia’s K92 FM with Disc Jockey David Lee Michaels, station IDs, commercials music and all. K92 was one of my favorite stations back in the day.

I’m sharing this so everyone from Roanoke, Martinsville and Danville Virginia can take a trip down memory lane. Here is how radio used to be when I was ten years old. I shortened the songs to snippets for copyright. Enjoy!