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The former Marchetti’s Weona -Lauderdale & Dempster, Memphis

Marchetti’s Weona , originally uploaded by joespake.

Neighborhood groceries ruled with I was young. My family got most groceries from Marchetti’s, which occupied this building at Lauderdale and Dempster in South Memphis. We knew the proprietors and their extended family. Most of the family lived upstairs. Neighborhood stores were franchised under the Weona brand. [note:  I couldn’t readily find any info about the Weona brand.  Maybe my friend Vance Lauderdale could fill us in with a link to one of his pieces]
What a great concept. Your business downstairs, your home above. Institutions like the neighborhood groceries were part of the cement that bound our neighborhoods together. Until the 1960s they provided the staples for families.
Today the neighborhood stores mostly sell chips, smokes and 40 ouncers. I didn’t go into this store, but there was not much activity for a Saturday midday.

Got a Facebook Page? Here’s a new way to get the word out

Those folks at Facebook keep slipping in goodies. After the latest land rush for vanity URL’s for pages, FB pages seem to have gotten more attention. Go to your page, and in the left column under your logo picture in the Edit Page section, you will now see Add Fan Box to your Site. This nifty feature generates a widget for your website or blogs lets visitors “Fan” you on the spot!

You have some control over content and size, but here is the full-tilt version for my page http://facebook.com/memphisrealestate

Joe Spake on Facebook

Check out the smaller version of the widget in the top right column of this post.

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