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Letters to the Editor

Casey’s by the tracks

It grew a character of its own on a busy little street;

The epitome of economic activity and the sound of moving feet.

An individual Casey’s not like the rest, that’s the store by the tracks;

It’s even been robbed a couple of times, a challenge it overcame, those are the facts.

The second Casey’s store in existence since 1969;

Vance Monday was its manager, with Cleo Kuhns helping, and this was fine.

It sold a multitude of items, such as watches, oil filters, spark plugs and even tape players;

Also many remedies for headaches, such as aspirin and Bayers.

Uptown Crestonian and those on the South relied on the little store;

Some used it to get together with others, so life wasn’t such a bore.

People could walk there to buy an item of need;

Or help someone else out, who couldn’t go, by doing a good deed.

You could buy mostly anything — food, candy, pop, milk, coffee and ice cream;

And a lottery ticket to become a millionaire, but “Hey,” that’s being “extreme.”

Then to kill some time, while waiting for the train to pass;

You could also purchase a little gas.

I guess the walk for some now, will be to Fareway, beyond the bank;

Not to the more convenient Casey’s, the one across the tracks, ‘cause now where does it rank?

A commitment to a larger Casey’s became its only downfall;

Just look out on Highway 34, going east ... “That’s it!” The new bigger Casey’s with the brick wall.

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