• What Do You Think About This?

    Rickey and I were visiting with a couple of friends tonight, and the conversation turned to what they remember about Comanche and the various businesses and business owners from the past. We moved from restaurants, to variety stores, to the Comanche Chief and all things in between, and then we had an idea that would work in every Texans United town if the people are interested.

    What if we set a time for as many people as were interested to get together and voice their memories of their town? We could turn on the video camera and record the whole thing to be saved in the local museum so that those who come after us will have a better feel of what used to be.

    For example, I guarantee you that almost no child in the town of Comanche knows that there used to be a cookie factory right downtown, and I know that none of our kiddos have a clue that the whole town used to smell like a cookie at certain times, but I remember, don’t you?

    Every town has memories of people, places, things, and events that are being forgotten every day, and those of us who talked about it tonight decided that this just might make for a fun evening for all of our towns. If you agree, let me know, and we will plan a memory party!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    2 Responses to What Do You Think About This?

    1. Janie Grayson Mason says:

      OH, Lord, yes! I remember Choice Cookies! I worked there for exactly one day in the early summer of 1968! My job was to stand at the end of a converyor belt and stack boxes on a pallet as they came off the conveyor belt. These boxes were about 21X24X8 and weighed a ton at the end of the day when I had stacked them from the floor to above my head to fill those pallets–for EIGHT hours. I decided I would just be poor if I had to do that to make money! I quit there and soon was hired by Jean Walker at the Sears catalog store. That was much easier and she paid me minimum wage! $1.65 an hour!

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