I knew I’d like Thora Adams when she greeted me at the front door. She told me to remember her name by thinking “goddess of thunder”, and later related that as the mother of five sons, she had to be. Thora met her late husband Cornelius in her native England while he was stationed there in the military and they opened this store in the 1970s. An earlier store had operated at the same site. All their sons still live nearby, and people in the neighborhood are glad to have a neighborhood store and gathering place. I certainly enjoyed talking with her about country stores and everything else. Thora is open every day except Sundays. Stop by and see her on Georgia Highway 158, about 12 miles south of Douglas, between the 17 Mile River and the Ware County Line. Just bring cash. She doesn’t take debit or credit cards.
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This is Thora Adams with one of her granddaughters. She was such a nice lady and her interest in my project was only overshadowed by my sense of amazement at being in a genuine country store, the sort of place that was still around in small numbers when I was a boy, but is now virtually gone from the landscape. Thora and her late husband, Cornelius, opened up shop in the 1970s. Since his passing, she maintains the business to foster a sense of community for her neighbors. If you’re ever in the area, pay her a visit. You won’t be disappointed!