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Well, I’ll be…

We were talking in the thread below about strange store combinations we have known. I give you: Walker’s Shoes and Cheese.

The internet said it was in Smithville, but I remember it outside of town. Why yes, it has a footprint on the internet.

The picture came from this Facebook page. This guy from Boonetown called his autobiography Shoes and Cheese, which doesn’t seem like a coincidence. I never heard of Boonetown; it looks like a suburb of Nashville.

Then I found this 42-second clip of a not especially musical young man singing of a little number called “Please take me back to Walker’s Shoes and Cheese.” It’s definitely our Walker’s Shoes and Cheese because he describes it as “two miles North of Smithville, Tennessee.”

And yes, “our” Walker’s Shoes and Cheese. There also appears to be one in Kansas City. No. No idea.

What’s that you say? The backstory? My mother asked. They said, “we used to be a shoe store and then somebody gave us a cooler.”

November 4, 2021 — 5:29 pm
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