and The Ladies Of Hogan's Department Store
Before malls, everyone in Savannah shopped downtown on Broughton Street. Every Saturday the sidewalks were crowded with people dressed up to go shopping.
Grandma worked at the cosmetics counter at Hogan's Department Store for 31 years. I have fond memories of Hogan's. The coolest thing was riding the elevator, which was run by an elevator operator. The operator knew I was "Miss Kitty's" granddaughter and he let me ride as many times as I wanted. There was a metal grill inside the doors that the operator opened and closed to allow passengers on and off. If there were no other riders on the elevator, I was allowed to push the buttons for various floors.
Another treat was watching Grandma write customers' sales slips, take their money, and shoot it up to the accounting department via a vacuum tube. The customer patiently waited until the tube mysteriously reappeared, containing their receipt and change.
Malls may be convenient, but I miss the excitement and glamour of shopping downtown. Are you old enough to have similar, fond memories?
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