Last weekend, it was announced that the Dillons grocery store that I grew up going to....next to my high school.....is closing. :( This is because they put a newer Dillons in less than a mile away. Why would they do that?! No one here is happy about it....I am sure of it; not one single person in Topeka! An older lady was quoted in the paper that "she wanted to shoot them." I second that!!! Some memories I have at the Dillons at 21st and Belle Dillons:
1) The first time I ever drove somewhere with my mom outside of the cemetary where she taught me to drive was to that Dillons. After getting some groceries, I was apparently nervous and forgot to look in my rear-view mirror and backed into another car as it was backing out. No harm, no foul. Whoops!
2) It was a frequent lunch stop in high school since we were allowed to go off campus for lunch. We would often go there for salad bar or chinese food. Yum. :)
3) While I was growing up, my grandma lived down the street after about the time I turned 8. I would often go to the store with her to "help"....and then when I was old enough to drive, I would take her sometimes. Well, I distinctively remember when I was maybe 9 or 10, we had went to get groceries....after we bought them and got out to the car, Grandma remembered that we forgot to buy bread. So, she sent me back in with $2 and I remember going in and looking at the prices and thinking that I didn't have enough money!! I used to get mixed up that there was 60 cents in a dollar vs minutes in an hour. Since I thought I didn't have enough, I returned to her car to tell her the bad news. :( Since then I never forget that there are 100 cents in a dollar!! Whoops!
Farewell Dillons....I will have to find another grocery store to be loyal to; you will be hard to replace!