Dave Jones: No city ‘slicker’

February 23, 2014 

In the 1960s, Raleigh’s only Kmart was at the corner of Six Forks and Wake Forest roads. I handled its newspaper ads.

The store manager, a newcomer to Raleigh from Connecticut, repeatedly derided our inability to handle snowy weather – closing the schools, leaving work early, staying home.

“Up north we know how to handle it,” he opined.

A few days later, it snowed about 2 inches, and when I went by the store at 10 a.m., the manager had not come in. I called him at home and asked about the problem.

“I can’t get my car out of my driveway,” he groaned. “The darn snow is slicker down here.”

Dave Jones


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