By NORA SWEAT
I wonder how many of you remember the popular bake sales of the 1960s. I certainly do.
There were no shopping centers or large discount stores where people streamed by all hours of the day. In the '60s, people from rural areas surrounding the county seat would make their weekly pilgrimage to town for shopping. Both Houchens and Kroger had stores downtown, and I remember very well how the courthouse would let us set up for both bake sales and rummage sales. I guess the rummage sales were the forerunner of the yard sale.