Paul Benton Wilson and Carl Henry Wilson, 1927 or 1928

Pictured are Paul Benton Wilson and brother Carl Henry Wilson with their pony and cowboy suits.  Paul is standing in the saddle of their pony and Carl is holding the reins.  The picture was taken in front of their father's store, (Floyd) Wilson's General Store at Gregoryville, Kentucky.

Paul Benton Wilson was born June 6, 1920 in Carter County, married Virginia Stone September 27, 1941.  Paul and Virginia owned and operated the Shake Shop Dairy Bar in Grayson on US 60 East.  They operated the restaurant until Paul's death in 1985.  Paul and Virginia were well known in the community for their generosity and giving attitude.

Carl Henry Wilson was born October 13, 1921 in Carter County, married Bernice McCoy.  Carl was owner and operator of Wilson's General Store, Gregoryville, Kentucky, and is the owner and operator of Rupert's Department Store in Grayson, Kentucky, along with his son Tim Wilson.

Everyone remembers those Thick Milk Shakes, Hot Fudge Sundays; Banana Split, Foot Long Hot Dogs with Jennyís home made hot dog sauce, big juicy hamburgers, and those luscious mile high Lemon and Coconut Cream Meringue Pies.

Pictured are my parents Paul and Virginia (Stone) Wilson. Paul and Jenny owned and operated the Shake Shop from 1960's-1985. This picture was taken in the 1960ís or 1970ís. The Shake Shop was the only and best place in Grayson to eat. The Restaurant was demolished and I believe a Quick Stop Gas or a Self Serve of some sort is located where the Shake Shop once stood.

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Paul B.Wilson filling his car up with gas before he goes on a date, or out for a good time. The picture was made about 1939.

Submitted by Carolyn Wilson Dyer, daughter of Paul B. Wilson
 

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