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Those were the good ole days for sure
Thomas Markets were those neighborhood markets that you loved to shop at
They were a small version of the large grocery stores
In the mid '30's, E.C. Thomas began selling fresh fruit and vegetables throughout Midwest Missouri off the back of his truck.
A few years later, he opened up Thomas Fruit Market on St Joseph Avenue.
Thomas Market remained here for many years
In future years, EC Thomas's sons, Jim, Roy and Ernie Thomas operated 4 Thomas Markets (I seem to be missing a 4th store)
Jim Thomas's children, Don, Mark, Mike, Carl and Kay assisted in operating the stores
Sadly, the Thomas Market on St Joseph Avenue closed many years ago and is currently a Dollar General Store