One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the feed store with Dad. There are a couple of reasons that this is one of my favorites.
~We got to ride in the truck.
~In the truck there was country music.
~We were usually dressed like farmers...jeans and mud boots.
~There were cool animals like birds to look at.
~We always got Cowtails and Dad would get a Salted Nut Roll.
~We were with Dad.
I don't know why Marshall Hardware reminds me of the feed store. Maybe it's because the kids always get a sucker when we go and because of that it's one of their favorite places. Or maybe it's because they toss a Tootsie Roll in your bag. Or maybe it's because they already recognize me and I feel at home there.
All I can say is that as far as hardware stores go, Marshall Hardware is the best. They have everything you could possibly need. They are 100% helpful, 100% of the time.
Need glass replaced in an old window? Drop it off and they'll fix it for you. They'll probably call you before you even get home to tell you that it's done.
Have a stain color dilemma? Take a few cans home and try them. If you don't like them, bring them back.
Marshall Hardware has never disappointed.
I think the best part is that I know that my kids will have memories of going to the hardware store. Isn't it funny how it's the simple things in life that we love the most?