Conine’s Store, Stockton

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Thanks to Cathee Boswell for the identification. Danise Johnson Watson writes: I grew up right down from Conine’s (on Hwy 84), and can’t tell you how much the memories of that store and the family mean to me! One precious memory was when my daddy would take me down there and sit me up on the old drink case. I’d enjoy my ice cold coke while listening to the men talk! When I was older, I could ride my bike down to pick up whatever my mama needed. In those days Mrs. Ruth granted all the local folks a charge account. Ah, all the goodies I wanted with just a stroke of her pencil! It breaks my heart to see the store as it (barely) stands today. But all I have to do is close my eyes and once again I’m perched on that old drink box, surrounded by people so precious to me!!

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10 responses to “Conine’s Store, Stockton

  1. Eleanor Shug Westberry Lindley

    I grew up going to this store. They sold a little of everything. Clothes, fresh meat, gas, oil, food, etc. bought my first girl products there. Was so embrassed. Ms Ruth helped me brown bag it. Ms all the good all days.

  2. Sylvia Conine Ragan

    Growing up here in my small town family-owned grocery store certainly holds great memories as well as some awesome lessons learned about people, life, business, and most importantly about how to treat people in life as you’re doing business with them.

  3. Brenda

    Great memories of me, my cousins, my Aunt Trelle, Donna, Sylvia and Aunt Ruth (as I called her) in and around Conine’s growing up. ❤️

  4. Danise Johnson Watson

    I grew up right down from Conine’s (on Hwy 84), and can’t tell you how much the memories of that store and the family mean to me! One precious memory was when my daddy would take me down there and sit me up on the old drink case. I’d enjoy my ice cold coke while listening to the men talk!
    When I was older, I could ride my bike down to pick up whatever my mama needed. In those days Mrs. Ruth granted all the local folks a charge account. Ahhh, all the goodies I wanted with just a stroke of her pencil!
    It breaks my heart to see the store as it (barely) stands today.
    But all I have to do is close my eyes and once again I’m perched on that old drink box, surrounded by people so precious to me!!

  5. William Beauford

    That juke joint was willie c wades place. It was called Wades. My brother and I would sneak in there when our parents were gone.

  6. Jim McGill

    My father, J.W. McGill, sold this store cigarettes back in the late 50’s and 60’s….I also remember the “Red Rooster Resturant” that sat caty-cornered to Conine’s…directly across from Conine’s on another corner was a juke joint..We had a cigarette machine,2 pin ball machines in it, along with a juke box..We serviced them every week for several years…What memories!

  7. William Beauford

    I grew up in Stockton I walked to that store so many times. Just drove past there.Times have changed.

  8. Jessie Folsom

    I grew up in Stockton and I remember this store when it was open.

  9. Cathee Boswell

    This was known to me as Conine”s store. Jim Conine lives in Brunswick GA where I live now. His Mom and Dad owned it.

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