Northward bound : Nostalgic memory lane
Posting from Christopher McGlothin's Facebook page where he posted the video!
Posting to preserve it for my own overriding nostalgia, this documents all the places to buy comic books in my old hometown of Richlands, Virginia. Anyone who *really* wants to brush up on Prof. McG Trivia will see (amidst some NSFW language, because Southwest Virginia):
0:40 -- The Raven Drug Store, one of the few places open on Sundays in "blue law" era Virginia, and my go-to place for comics and model kits from about 1975-80.
6:00 -- The former Riley's Grocery, where I not only bought comics, but my family lived above, in an apartment up the big staircase on the right during my senior year of high school until my college freshman year (1986-1987). Those of you who've heard my tale about the professional glass breakers: they lived just to the left of frame.
8:00 -- The Scottie Pharmacy shown is where I picked up my Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe, and on the far left of the shopping center is the former site of Woody's Home Video, whose VHS bounty allowed me to see films I'd only ever read about, and cemented the man I'd become.
The Magic Mart not only supplied me with comics (in those sealed three-packs where you could never tell what the middle title was), but my paternal grandmother Elsie worked there for over a decade.
Now...I think I need to go read some old comics. Thanks to Scott Conner for sending this!