Sears was almost a shopping mall unto itself back then. I remember the smell of popcorn wafting through the entire store. Where there was popcorn, there was also a candy counter. Sears was our "one stop shopping center.
I remember. shopping for school shoes. An actual salesperson measured your foot and made trips back and forth to the mysterious back room in the store where all the shoes were kept. I got Buster Brown shoes ;