No More Store

Matthews Store in Perkins, MO 11-15-2010When I photographed Matthews Store in Randles in 2010, it looked rundown, but it was still standing and you could see some goods lingering on the shelves. After I posted the photos in 2012, Susan O’Connell commented “I wanted to let you know that this is my grandfather’s store. …. It was like the Walmart of Randles.”

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You wouldn’t recognize it

Matthews Store in Randles 08-13-2014When Ernie Chiles and I passed by the place on our way to the Painton airport, I hardly recognized it.

Passing of an era

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