I am a resident of Fort Smith, Ark. I was a Leavenworth resident for more than 50 years before.

To the editor:
I am a resident of Fort Smith, Ark. I was a Leavenworth resident for more than 50 years before.

There was an old saying if you were looking for something hard to find go to Gronis Hardware first. I found this to be true except for one instance. However, it was out of store and on back order.

I wanted a wind-up alarm clock. All the stores here laughed and wanted to sell me an electric one. Foolish me, I forgot to call Gronis.
Sure enough, they had one and would be glad to ship it to me.
What a jewel the downtown has with the store and the people that work there.

Thanks so much for your help.