The A.S. Fales General Store has been a mainstay in Cushing, Maine for a hundred and eighty two years. Depending on which newspaper account you read, I arrived either the day before or the day after John Fales died. His memorial was held in the field behind the store. The flowers at its entry are from that service. The family decided that the store would close forever. John Fales was the sixth generation of proprietors. Artist Andrew Wyeth shopped there.