HERITAGE OF HOSPITALITY – STUCKEY’S PART 1

If you ever traveled, in the older America, you CANNOT MISS THIS ONE!

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Like most Eastern Shore kids of my era, I got my first job at age 14.

When I was 15 years old I worked at a Stuckey’s store, the only one ever located in Maryland.

I loved our Stuckey’s.

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“Thank God the North won the war,” Williamson Sylvester Stuckey Sr. is supposed to have said. “It would have been awful if there hadn’t been any Yankees to sell to.”

Born in March, 1909, W.S. Stuckey Sr., started his business during the Great Depression  buying and selling pecans in the region around his hometown of Eastman, Georgia, 145 southeast of Atlanta. At the height of his success, Stuckey told a reporter that in the beginning he went from orchard to orchard buying nuts during the day, sold them that night, and arrived at the bank each morning with money to cover the checks he’d written the day before.  That first year, Stuckey…

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