Prices sure were good back then

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The social calendar of 1967 was full of parties and the wedding of Nancy Miller, daughter of John Richard Miller Jr.) and William Melton, which took place at First Methodist Church. Both the bride and the groom were from this area and guests came from near and far to attend the parties and the wedding.

Congressman William Dickinson was planning on a trip to Vietnam along with five other congressmen to get on-site information on the way things were going with the war.

A new Baptist church building was completed in Moyeville.

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A look at prices during this time found Kwik Chek had White Tulip grits, a two pound  bag for 19 cents and chuck roast for 39 cents a pound.

The azaleas around town were in full bloom and just in time for the Annual Azalea Festival. What ever happened to this one?

D.W. McMillan Hospital was getting ready for an expansion and was asking people to donate to help furnish the new rooms.

It was getting close to Easter and West Brothers was displaying a real live rabbit. Whoever guessed the rabbits name would be given $50. (It was Snowball) The store had shoes for $5.99 and $6.99. They also had lady’s hats for $3.40 to $5.99. A lawn mower was on sale for $36.88. Not a bad price at the time. I wish I had one now and someone to push it.

Another ad for Kwik Chek offered two dozen eggs for 89 cents, ham for 38 cents a pound, strawberries were three pints for 99 cents.

The Masonic building in downtown Brewton was getting a face lift and going from a three story building to a two story building. The building had been hit by floods and fire.

Pat Moore killed two turkeys with one shot near McGowin Bridge.