Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Only I Would Dare...


That's right, fellow babies, only I would dare to post a sequel to what seems to be my most unpopular post ever!

My previous post, about the Florida Li'l General Store franchise of the 1960s and 1970s got only two comments. Maybe the memories I rambled on about were a bit too personal to interest anyone. Who knows?


However, as I predicted, doing a Google image search for "Li'l General" now brings up several images from my previous post on the subject. But in my searching, I've discovered a few new ones, like the one up top showing an actual, (presumably) thriving Li'l General Store during the 1960s, and a baseball field with an ad for the chain (above).

But the best news is a new "Holy Grail" for me as a L.G. collector, a Little General hat issued in association with WALT radio in Tampa, Florida. Info on the web says WALT ran from 1946-1969. I'm amazed I never saw this hat in all my previous online searches over the years!


I found the above photo on the website of a Tampa Bay DJ named Tedd Webb. If he ever makes his way to this page, I hope he doesn't mind that I "borrowed" his photo... but if he does, and asks me to remove it, I'll reluctantly do so!

So... I wonder where my blog will rank the next time I look up "Li' General" on the internet! Not bad for a guy who wasn't even raised in Florida, huh?

Thanks for your time.

14 comments:

  1. haha if you get the hat it may clash with your batman mask. This one showed up in the blogroll, guess Blogger just hated the last one or something.

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    1. Must have. Three people say they didn't see my last post in their blogroll.

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  2. Yeah, the previous one never showed up in my blogroll, either. Hmmmmm... In any event, I've never lived in Florida, and the few times I've been there (which were enough to convince me that I never want to live there) I never saw a Li'l General. Then again, I may have been too busy dying of the heat and humidity and fighting off the bugs to have noticed. But it sure does look like it created a collector's paradise!

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    1. Sounds like you have some bad memories of the state, all right!

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  3. I don't know the other post at all?? I have to look for it. Isn't it nice to find something that you just love and brings back memories

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    1. It's my previous post, published less than two weeks ago, Birgit. :)

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  4. Blogger has a way of derailing us when we aren't looking! Stick with what you love. Great post. :-)

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  5. Although I lived in Florida in the early 70s I don't remember L'il General. Maybe it was already gone by 1972-73? I'm with Roland, blog about what you want to blog about, write what you love.

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    1. It was still there in 1973. Maybe it was a very small chain.

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  6. I left a comment on your other post! I don't visit blogs as frequently as I would like to. But when I do, I like to catch up and see what others have been posting.

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    1. Yeah, I can't always keep up on a daily basis.

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  7. I came across this post as I was searching for info on my fav store growing up in florida back in the 60s. Bought all my comics and candy there. This was around 1966 in Ft Lauderdale

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    1. Yours is exactly the comment I've been hoping for! Thanks for stopping by!

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