Thoughtful Thursday



Currently this Smalltownland icon is for sale.  Located within the historic town square, it has been dispensing home items for many a year.  It also houses a small collection of gentleman farmers who spend quality time together swapping stories.  

Fair warning ~ the building is just a lopsided as it appears in this crazy photograph.  

"A small town is where everyone knows whose check is good and whose husband is not."  

Sid Ascher 

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  1. Oh I would love to buy that a cool old building with wonderful painted brick and an awesome sign but the storytelling inside would have been the magic part:) B

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  2. Always sad when the old buildings are sold I think.....Love the sign, Francine.

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  3. Haha :D Loved the saying at the end! Too much gossiping in small towns :) Have a wonderful week ahead Michelle :)

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  4. It may be lopsided, but that just gives it character!

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  5. Love the quote but hate that the store might be facing hard(er) times.

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  6. i love the way you photographed it! poor old shop...ha, that quote is great!

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  7. We used to go to the greatest little hardware store when we lived in another town. Roach's. "If we don't have it, you don't need it." What a wonderful place. Sadly, it is no longer a hardware store. So sad to see the locally owned businesses close.

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  8. If I move there will you run it with me ??? I wish.

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  9. the quote made me chuckle. the old guys sitting around inside that building made me smile. :)

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  10. Luckily we still have some neighborhood hardware stores: they are much better and with more compentent staff than any huge market in the suburbs...

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  11. Did you get a Home Depot close by? We did and the old hardware stores closed. I loved the one I used to visit where you also could find men swapping tall tales.

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  12. Ohhh.. please tell me someone will buy it and keep it going.. this is quintessential rural America.. is this where you bought the bullets? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Uh oh- those men better start looking for a new place to visit.

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  14. The old hardware stores were so much fun to browse in. no telling what you would find.....

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  15. A metaphor for small town ( or village) decay.eh?

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  16. The question is: could it still make it as a hardware store?

    Lovely graphic photo.

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  17. Hah! Sounds exactly like the town I've lived near to for almost fifty years now. No longer a city boy.....

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  18. Smalltownland sound wonderful, just like Mayberry. How about we trade places for a week. You can stay in West Hartford or Naples and I will stay at the farmette.

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  19. Oh no it's sad when old buildings and daily routines change. The texture of the siding is cool and it sure does look like it's been around the block once or twice.

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  20. Great quote. I hope someone snaps up that lopsided building, so at least those gentlemen farmers have a place to go. After 80+ years, we just lost the local hardware store in downtown Sarasota.

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  21. Great quote. I hope someone snaps up that lopsided building, so at least those gentlemen farmers have a place to go. After 80+ years, we just lost the local hardware store in downtown Sarasota.

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  22. LOVE that, sad it's being sold... I've started a new meme today, called 'Rurality,' for all things country and rural, come share??

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  23. It would seem to me that a lot of small town hardware store are going by the wayside. Lowe's and the other big ones seem to have the monopoly. Sad.

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  24. I can see it now "Farmchick Hardware!You slogan could be "Sometimes it takes a woman's touch." Go for it!

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