Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monkey Wards

These are the last two letters of 1942. There's a lot about rain and rain coats. Dad gets a coat from Monkey Wards, which was Montgomery Wards. I've heard that the coming of the catalogs Sears and Montgomery Wards to rural america impacted local stores and communities the way that Walmart has or Taking away business from the small local stores. I don't know if others refered to the store as Monkey Wards but Dad and grandpa did and always bought their overalls and jeans there.

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