Occasionally while driving through a small town I will spy an old five-and-dime storefront, but the store itself usually has morphed into a more modern business. But back to the Mercury dime. I learned from my daddy that the dime had a picture of the mythical Mercury character known for his speedy delivery of messages. The only thing that interested me about the dime, though, was its purchasing power. I wish I had kept that old dime but at least I have the memory of my first visit from the Tooth Fairy.
What about you? What did you get from the Tooth Fairy? Did you frequent five-and-dime stores?
Until next time,