The Burning Counter

02 November, 2012

Beside my granddaddy’s desk, Vasco Buff bagged boiled peanuts and roasted peanuts all day long for the retail customer. We had two sizes of bags for each: 10 and 25 cents.  We sold boiled and roasted peanuts along with different types of raw peanuts in the shell featured in open bins. The sales counter was really the warming bin for the roasted peanuts accessed by opening two large doors on top. As a young girl when I tried to help out at the store I would inevitably burn myself when standing behind that unit. Today that would never pass code in a retail environment!

-Carolette Cromer Turner

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