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From: Bill Blevins <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] 1947 BB Program (Continued)-Janis & June
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:35:13 -0800 (PST)
I will add some additional information to what you have
given to the Shoe Repair Shop in Oxford.
In those days the Shoe Shop was the local hangout for the
young kinds in the community. Rarely did one go to town
(Oxford) without stopping in to visit with Uncle Marion and
Aunt Maude as we called them. Aunt Maude always had a piece
of Candy or something she would give to us.
Uncle Marion and Aunt Maude lived in the step-down part of
their shoe shop. The building that housed this shoe shop
still stands today in Oxford. It is on the northwest
corner of Highway in Oxford, and the Oxford Garage was (is)
located next door to the shoe shop on the north side of the
--- "J.Cooper Walker" <> wrote:
> Hi....My grandfather, Francis Marion Cooper had the Shoe
> Repair shop in
> Oxford. It was located on the left of the intersection
> as you came up the
> hill into Oxford from the south. The front of the shop
> was ground level and
> sloped downhill toward the back to make a downstairs. I
> think there was a
> service station or garage on the left of the shop and a
> street on the other.
> He would order outdated shoes from a manufactor , and use
> the leather to
> repair shoes, The old shoes were high top ladies shoes,
> with lace-up about
> 6 to 8 inches high , all in bright colors, and poineted
> toes...from the late
> 1800's..He would let us ( my sib and me) try them on and
> prance around the
> shop in them...what fun...!
> I spent summers with my uncle and aunt, Paul Grills and
> Audie Cooper Grills
> and their daughter, Velda Mae, who was my double first
> cousin. Paul was my
> mothers brother and Audie was my fathers sister.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:26 AM
> Subject: [ARIZARD-L] 1947 BB Program (Continued)-Janis &
> > In a message dated 2/24/2004 8:21:10 AM Central
> Standard Time,
> > writes:
> > SPONSORS
> > Oxford Cafe
> > W. E. Edmonston
> > Oxford Garage
> > H. B. Tatum
> > Oxford Gin Co.
> > Ballard & Singleton (has "THE BIG STORE" in its ad)
> > Ballard Furniture Co.
> > Martin's Barber Shop
> > Moss & Bone
> > Cooper's Shoe Shop
> > Stroud Cream Station
> > Charlie Dockins Auto Parts
> > Ogle Truck Lines
> > Janis Wilson
> > Hey, girls!
> > Anyone recall the location of the Cooper's Shoe
> Shop---was that in
> > or where?
> > Curious as Steve's grandfather John W. Cooper had a
> Shoe Shop in
> > AR on Emma ( I think it was ), Washington Co., AR
> > More barrellmakers doing shoe repair!
> > Beth Peck Cooper
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