Norm Rodrique remembers it well. Growing up on Sand Hill in Augusta in the 50's and 60's meant you never had far to go to find a local grocery store.

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Rodrique, a 1967 graduate of Cony High School and retired from CMP, has put together an excellent a 47 minute video documentary titled "Les Magasins (The Stores)" that he wrote, produced and directed in 2015-16 capturing a slice of life growing up in the 50s and 60s on Sand Hill, the Franco-American neighborhood where he was born and raised.

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Rodrique says "Back then, there were dozens of small, full-service, neighborhood grocery stores on Sand Hill. In addition to offering a wide variety of real, wholesome foods, they served as social gathering places, hubs of information, local pubs (illegal but pervasive all over The Hill), informal banks and safe havens. I interviewed several families who owned and operated these stores to get a sense of life growing up in the micro-grocery store business on Sand Hill, as well as several of their customers and employees."

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After watching the 7 minute video trailer, it certainly brought back lots of memories of Augusta in the 50's and 60's.

Rodrique has produced DVDs of the video which he is offering for sale for $10 plus postage ($2). Pay by check or Paypal. Private message him on facebook if you would like to purchase a copy of the video. I can't wait to see the full DVD.

Check out the 7 minute trailer below.