I had an Aha moment this past weekend. DMCavanagh invited me to join him on a trip to a general store, Pickens General Store in Heuvelton, NY. The purpose of this mission was to ostensibly to score some cheese. The store carries McCadam, Cabot and LoSurdo brands all locally produced. There's also wicked good cheese curds.
So my moment was on the ride home, when I realized what we miss out on without general stores. There's just something special, that you can't feel at the major chains. Maybe it was the cat that was asleep on a pillow....
Do you have a general store near you? There's not many left! I'm thinking opening one up would be a good retirement project.
Here's some pics and narrative of our trip this past weekend.