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Green Stamp Sign / Wikipedia
Green Stamp Sign / Wikipedia

Does Anyone Remember Green Stamps?

I was sitting around talking to some friends when one walked in with a purse the size of Montana and I said to her “you must have everything including Green Stamps in there”. She laughed with the rest of us and it got us to talking about the days of Green Stamps in the United States.

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Quincy Mall

Where have all the businesses gone?

What businesses/restaurants would you like to come to the Quincy Mall?

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Bill Pugliano, Getty Images
Bill Pugliano, Getty Images

Honda Expands Auto Recall

Honda announced yesterday that it is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation.

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Sammy O'Sullivan's Irish Pub & Gaming Parlor (via Facebo
Sammy O'Sullivan's Irish Pub & Gaming Parlor (via Facebo

Sammy O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub Surprised by a Note on the Door

Having founded and organized the St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy my ears perked up a few weeks ago when someone told me a new Irish pub was opening in Quincy. It was intriguing information, but I needed to find out more. So here's the more. Sammy O'Sullivan's Irish Pub & Gaming Parlor opened their doors a few weeks ago at 123 South 4th Street next to The Patio Restaurant.

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Winking's Market
Jeff Dorsey

Winking Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

 

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores in Winking Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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Remote Control Drone Helicopter/Getty Images
Remote Control Drone Helicopter/Getty Images

Drone Pizza Delivery Has Arrived

There will come a day when home delivery by humans is a thing of the past. I would never have thought that that day would come during my lifetime but low and behold it has. There is a humanless pizza delivery system being used in England.

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Merkels - Quincy, Illinois
Merkels - Quincy, Illinois

What Closed Store Would You Like to See Re-Opened?

I have been reminiscing a little this week with it being the 23rd anniversary of the West Quincy levee break and I got to thinking about making a few stops at Merkels Hardware for batteries and a flashlight and some other things. It got me thinking about the businesses that were open then and are not today, like Merkels.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

There is Big Money to be Made With Garage Sales

Garage sales have become a business. Is it just me or are there more garage sales than ever going on in this area? It seems like every power pole (undamaged) has a message on it directing someone to a sale. The best sign I ever saw was on South 24th Street a few summers ago that said "Crap for Sale" with an arrow.

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Bazooka Joe Webpage
Bazooka Joe Webpage

Long Live Bazooka Joe Gum

For six decades Bazooka Gum has been available for American's chewing pleasure. In all the years of my playing ball, I hardly ever went to a game without my supply for the night. It was and still is the best gum out there, plus you get the added bonus of reading the stories of Bazooka Joe and his friends.  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Saturday is National Waitress/Waiter Day, a $2 Tip Just Won’t Cut It

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day in the United States. The rules of tipping in restaurants vary depending on what nation and culture you are a part of. Here in the United States, 15% is considered an average tip for average service.

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