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Mmmmmmm, boiled grasshoppers!: Little Store boasted of best prices, odd food selection

Bob Cox • Nov 25, 2018 at 12:30 PM

From a Little Stores newspaper advertisement in 1957, around Christmas time:

Store location

Little Store No. 2, Thomas M. Deaderick, Manager of Groceries Meats, 112-14 Market Street, Phone 1400. The store was a very popular place to shop.

Little Stores ad

(Not all items are shown below. Refer to the advertisement for hard to read text). Customer, After Customer, After Customer, After Customer Agrees — Little Stores Saves You More! Lowest Food Prices in Town — Plus S&H Green Stamps. Free With Each Purchase.

The Santa at the top left side of ad

Shop Little Stores Toy Department. Hundreds of Toys and Games to Delight Every Youngster in Your Family! Shop Little Stores New Toy Department — Save Money! Lay's All Meats, Franks 49 cents a pound. Fresh Ground Lean Hamburger 3 lbs., $1.

Little Store and sign

Frozen Foods, Winter Garden, Apple Cherry or Peach Pie. Big 1.5 Lb. Family Size, 39 cents, Winter Garden Tender Peas. 2 Packages 33 cents, Waffles Just Heat and Serve, Packages 19 cents, Kraft's Instant Topping, Minute Chef Grill Special.

Our Number-One Hamburger with 1/2 lb. Premium Ground Beef, Lettuce, Beef, Tomato, Cooked on Our Grill.

Cake Mix, Package 25c Swift'ning, 3 Lb. tin 69 cents. L.S. Special Coffee, 1 lb. Bag, 69 cents. Coffee 3 lb Bag, $2.05.

Some of the Unusual Foods at Little Stores are Boiled Grasshoppers, Whole Octopus, Fried Bumble Bees, Octopus on Skewer, Salted Cherry Blossoms, Salted Whale Skin, Fried ZaZa Insects, Roasted Caterpillars, Fried Silk Worms.

The Santa at the bottom right side of ad

Our Favorite Cut Green Beans, Dixie Pride Canned Biscuits 3 tubes of 10. L.S. Special Tea Bags, Brach's Candies, Chocolate Covered Cherries, 13 Oz. Box.

Oven to you, Bake Shop, See It Baked — Just Like Mother Bakes with Butter and Brown Sugar, Chess Pie 59c each.

Visit the S&H Green Stamp Store on 208 N. Roan St. in Johnson City. See the hundreds of nationally advertised gifts that can be yours. Free with S&H Green Stamps.

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