North American Fabric, thread, clothing, and related merchandise, especially as distinct from hardware and groceries.
- Members' husbands listed in city directories included lawyers and doctors but also grocers and dealers in dry goods, hardware, farm implements, and buggies.
- The store was a busy place and sold everything that the residents of a country town might need, from dry goods and groceries to furniture, drugs, and hardware.
- The dollar bills and quarters would go into the cookie crock, and Waldo's wife would use them to buy groceries and dry goods in the town.
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