Gene Branson grew up in rural East Tennessee and he has fond memories of time spent in those old general stores. The stores are fast disappearing, but Mr. Branson's memories aren't, so he created his own general store behind his Friendsville home.
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00:00 When you're walking and you would swear on a stack
00:03 of Sears and Roebuck catalog that you had entered an authentic
00:06 all time meet east Tennessee general store but. You'd be wrong
00:11 this is Jean Branson's play room he has spent years assembling
00:15 all of this to recreate the general stories of his youth.
00:19 Rick -- store and gives community. This for only gentry we
00:24 used to go in all the time and she'd show we
00:27 all this stuff had a wonderful store. It was a --
00:30 time to live while today's stories are encumbered by months of
00:34 governmental rules and regulations the old stores really only handle one.
00:39 Yet begun walking in and in your mind you can be
00:42 in another time and another place hello Sarah. The shelves are
00:47 -- with products some of -- still around many of which
00:50 are now that's -- that's. Probably just something to get your
00:54 money. The old stories had still yet another function this one
00:58 more of a social function is just a good place to
01:01 go and loaf. And tell the term that they don't have
01:05 anymore -- loaf now whatever happened below for. People that too
01:09 busy and speaking of memories we noticed some familiar faces they
01:14 provide the entertainment Europe got a microphone right there. Okay smooth.
01:21 I'm we need you. If your memory can recall the old
01:27 general store surely too can your taste buns they could get
01:31 and they had very rural -- -- Baloney sandwich. -- the
01:36 Jamaican man oh it's wonderful and placed camera now -- Walton
01:40 new and wonderful.