Browsing All posts tagged under »Sears & Roebuck«

Private School(s) for Sinners Like Me Part 2

May 29, 2013


As the 1980’s got started, my comic book crime spree ended. I got busted by a grocery store manager, but not just any grocery store manager. No, I had the misfortune of getting caught in an act of shoplifting by a grocery store manager who also happened to be a fellow member of the Bastrop […]

Private School(s) for Sinners Like Me

May 23, 2013


I found myself in private school because I was a thief, a shoplifter to be exact. It started when I was very young, 8 or 9 nine years old I guess. I didn’t steal jewels or cash, I was a comic book thief. My grandmother shopped for groceries once a week at the same Safeway […]

To Hell With This Blog

May 17, 2013


I not only went to church every single time the doors opened, I went to my own personal Bible home-school every weekday morning with Mamaw Sliger. She kept the good book in one hand, one of Papaw Sliger’s leather belts, usually a Sears & Roebuck, but sometimes a Montgomery Ward, in the other hand. By […]

Sears & Roebuck Nostalgia

January 24, 2012


A wave of recent store closings at Sears stores nationwide has me feeling a little nostalgic. Sears & Roebuck played a weekly role in my early years. My grandmother Kathleen kept a very strict schedule and Friday nights were tightly controlled. When he got home on Friday evenings my grandfather, a construction worker, jumped in […]