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BABCOCK'S STORE - Octavia, OK - 1984 - 2000
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Good place to start and get an introduction to the place called Babcock's Store.
I. HISTORY of Babcock's Store
What would reminiscing be without some pictures. This will take you to a slideshow of many scenes inside and outside the old
store. We had a lot of fun here, as I'm sure you can see. If you are still getting internet connection via dial-up, this slide show
will take some time to load, so be patient. It WILL show up eventually. first time is the worst.
II. Picture Show
Joan's Dad made this next little item for her. We had more fun with this little guy than probably anything in the store. Be sure
to check out "The Ferret".
III. The Ferret
And, if you haven't given up yet, here's a little more.
IV. More of the Story
I guess I told this story to every pair of newlyweds who came by to visit. I never ceased to impress them with my abundance of
wit and old fashioned wisdom.
V. The Newlyweds
What would a place be like without a song to sing every time a group gathered. Joan wrote this little ditty and sang it more times
than she can probably remember. Actually, she still gets requests for it from time to time.
VI. Babcock's Store Song
I'm sure we had many famous people visit Babcock's Store from time to time, but this is one of our biggest surprises - especially
after he finally "got his name in lights."
VII. The Visitor
Son, Bert, and daughter-in-law Lisa, spent a couple summer/fall seasons with us and were a big help. But, of course, a few memorable
situations always managed to take place. Check out the Storekeepers
Another "story" on Bert. Seems he was always good for a story or two.
IX. The Sweetheart Bits
So, now you've had a little "visit to the past". Hope you enjoyed the ride and come back and see us again sometime. Or, check out the rest of the web site. Getaway Lake will give you a taste of what I've been doing lately. The links are at the top of the page.