Dime Stores to Dollar Stores
What happened to the stores in between?
A long, long time ago, in a place that exists only in my memory, there were businesses called dime stores. Dime stores were variety stores where you could buy sundry items, some of which did indeed cost only a dime. They were also called five and dime stores.
For me, at age 7, what really made a trip to the dime store worthwhile was the toy selection. All sorts of neat toys, including my favorites: toy soldiers. Because of low prices, the dime store provided an excellent opportunity to convince my mother to add to…