in California USA
December 12, 2007 12:00 am
OHMYGOSH! My husband just brought home divinity from the grocery store and it reminded me of when I was 5 years old and my family drove from Sacramento California to Murfreesboro Tennessee! That was in 1966 and I can still remember stopping at Stuckeys along the way. I hated the divinity, but I fondly remember my tomahawk! I'm probably delusional but I coudl swear that was in Arizona. And along the same crazy vein, I'm sure there was a Stuckey's in Davis California. Can someone set me straight? Regardless, what a trip down memory lane! God I loved that time!!!
in Pennsylvania USA
November 01, 2007 10:37 am
It's interesting to be driving along and notice a building that was obviously a Stuckey's at tone time (you can tell by the roof line). It makes me sad to think of the great and friendly business that used to be and to walk in and find out what it is today (which is nothing like a Stuckey's).
I echo many sentiments here that I hope that part of Americana will never completely go away and that our kids will still have the fun and excitement of discovering a Stuckey's or similiar establshment for themselves.
in Ohio USA
September 01, 2007 11:23 pm
We don't have Stuckey's here, but as a kid, every July, my parents bundled us in the car & it was vacation time. Vacation meant stops at Stuckey's. Sensibly priced food, gas & oil for the car, gifts that no one would throw away, & very clean rest rooms. That was decades ago.
When I've traveled by car for a visit to the South, I've always made sure I located a Stuckey's before I left home. Gosh, my elderly Mom wouldn't speak to me if I didn't bring her a famous Pecan Log!!
I like the idea of being able to get my gas, have a bite to eat, buy gifts & utilize a clean restroom. For a woman travelling alone, this is important. You are in comfort & safety at a Stuckey's, always.
I pray this is a part of America that never goes away. I get sick of drive-thrus & nasty restrooms. Every now & then, I need a reminder of my childhood & summer vacations!
in Virginia USA
August 31, 2007 11:44 am
My first job was at our local Stuckey's Pecan Shoppe. That was 30 years ago and that store is no longer in business - but it was an interesting summer
in Kansas USA
August 27, 2007 12:35 pm
Don and Glee Jorn, my parents, managed Stuckey's in Walker, Kansas and Arkadelphia, Arkansas from 1969 to 1981 and lived in the on-site apartment in each store. We had many wonderful family get-togethers, such as my sister's rehearsal dinner, inside Stuckey's. After retirement, Mom and Dad loved to stop at every Stuckey's they passed, just to see how well it was being operated. This was ironic because, as a young couple with small children, they would not let us stop at Stuckey's no matter how much we begged. All the way from Kansas to California and back again, the three of us would sing a little song every time we saw a Stuckey's billboard ("five miles to Stuckey's, but Dad won't let us stop.") They went from never stopping, to living there for 11 years, to always stopping!
If any of Mom and Dad's employees or friends from these two Stuckey's are reading this, I encourage you to email me with your stories and memories. -- Evan Jorn firstname.lastname@example.org