Explore Decatur Illinois, Inline, and more!

Hickory Point Mall Forsyth (Decatur) Illinois. A single-level V-shaped mall anchored by Bergners, Von Maur, JC Penney, Sears, and Kohls. Owned by CBL, inline stores are fading fast. It does a Maurice's with a men department, only the second such store I know of.

Hickory Point Mall Forsyth (Decatur) Illinois. A single-level V-shaped mall anchored by Bergners, Von Maur, JC Penney, Sears, and Kohls. Owned by CBL, inline stores are fading fast. It does a Maurice's with a men department, only the second such store I know of.

Carson Pirie Scott & Co., or Carson's, is a chain of department stores that have been in business for over 150 years. Their product price points are targeted to the moderate-to-upscale shopper. The majority of the stores are located in the Chicago metropolitan area, with over 40 stores under the nameplate.   Photo from Decatur-Then & Now

Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Photo from Decatur-Then & Now.

Illinois State University- Gladly we learn & teach

Illinois State University- Gladly we learn & teach

Cursive Handwriting on Lined Paper

Cursive writing ~Old School.Loved learning to write cursive. My second grade teacher taught this. I still take pride in my writing.

L'Eggs hose display stand

L'eggs Display & We kept and collected those shiny plastic egg shaped packages. I loved the L'eggs hose.

My Mom wasn't good at breading hair, so she put a part in my head, wrapped one of these around the end of my ponytail, tied it in a bow and sent my off to school.  Memories.

Yarn Ponytail Ties I wore these in my pigtails all the time until I got the brilliant idea to get my hair cut into a shag. My hair wasn't long again for yrs!

McDonald's Cookies

McDonaldland Cookies, I miss these! Plain old chocolate chip cookies at McD's is just boring! Loved these as a kid. Need to bring these back!

Gorgeous fall colors in front of Cook Hall at Illinois State University in November 2013.

Gorgeous fall colors in front of Cook Hall at Illinois State University in November

Mexican jumping beans!!  (Just found these in our local Walgreens last week! LOL)

In the through the early Thrifty's Drug and Discount Stores would announce the end of summer buy selling Mexican jumping beans.

Stick pins... I loved these

Vintage stick pins - I had forgotten all about mine! u had to wear them on cowl neck sweaters lol

Bayer Baby Chewable Aspirin - before baby aspirin became the lethal poison that it is for today's children.

My mom would get one that the local drug store every year. She used it to write her work ours in.

Vintage Hallmark Betsey Clark 1975 Date Book. I believe my first address book was a Betsey Clark one.

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Slouch socks… loved loved loved these, with my high school uniform

Vintage Batons -Real Metal / Rubber Tips. (Seems Like Every Young Girl Took Baton Twirling Lessons In The 1950's-60's)

Baton twirling lessons for my sisters. I never wanted to learn. Kandy became a majorette in high school.

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