When a product flies off the shelf, it's common to say it's selling like hotcakes.
Maybe it's time to redo that expression and say it's selling like Southern Standard calendars.
Sales were brisk Wednesday for the Standard's annual calendar, which always makes a unique Christmas gift. The calendar is filled with memorable images from the days of yesteryear.
Pictures are from the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s. The cost of the calendar is only $5.
"This is our fourth year of providing calendars and we think we've found the right formula," said Standard publisher Patricia Zechman. "At $5, I know we've found the right price."
Among the images, there's a picture of Semone's Clocks & Jewelry from the 1930s. Also from that era is a picture of Forest Nursery Co.
The Park Theater is shown in a rare 1939 photo. Morrison residents will enjoy a glimpse of the downtown area in the 1950s, complete with a tractor parked on the street.
There's a picture of Hillis Grocery at Depot Bottom in 1956 with meat being weighed on a scale. There's even a log cabin picture from the 1930s.
"Warren County has sure changed through the years," said Zechman, "and this calendar shows just how much."
The calendars will be available while supplies last and make great stocking stuffers. Calendars will be available during the Standard's Black Friday sale. Newspaper subscribers will get a free coffee mug while supplies last.Black Friday special
A Southern Standard subscription will be available from 5 to 8 a.m. Friday morning for $56. That's just 36 cents an issue.