I have a habit of waxing nostalgic.  I like looking back on the past and remembering things that were fun and cool during childhood.

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I was scrolling through social media the other day and I ran across some older photos of Sugarland Mall.  Now, these photos are way older than I am (I swear!).  But, they brought back some old memories.

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I don't personally remember Miller Drug, but I do remember Anthony's, which was a clothing store where we would go and shop on the weekends. If I needed something a little more fancy, we'd go to JCPenney. Yes! Hereford had a JCPenney. It was in the biggest area of the mall. I remember getting many dresses in that JCPenney.

My grandmother used to always take me to M.E. Moses. I know she went to get stuff to work on her embroidering, but I would always find the coolest trinkets, toys and treats. I also fondly remember the ice cream/soda shop The Candy Cane in the mall. That was the food court of that day.

There was a store in the mall that had a stagecoach in it I always loved going into that store for that reason, I'm guessing it was some sort of western store but I don't remember. I also took twirling at a dance studio in the mall.

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Furrs grocery store was located at the mall, but that store has been gone for close to 40 years. Currently, the old Furrs location is Moovies 6, it's a movie theater.

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So many similarities, yet so many differences. It was a time, when small towns had malls of their own. I remember that it was a treat to make a trip to Amarillo and it wasn't something we did often because we had places to shop right at home.

I wonder if our kids will have memories like this because most of today's shopping is done right from your phone or computer. I guess only time will tell.

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