Hannibal, Bowling Green? I grew up in the Ozark hills of north Arkansas. I know just what you mean. We raised or grew most of what we ate. The main things we bought from the store were flour, salt , sugar and such other staples. I remember we used our first cake mix when I was around 12. I didn't know you could buy bed sheets in a store until about that time either. I probably thought everyone made them from feed sacks. I hope I'm not boring you, but it's fun to take a step back in time now and then.