Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday


Once a source of  supplies and a respite for farmers, country stores have all but disappeared from small town culture.  All that seems to remain are the skeletons of a time gone by. 

"Living in a small town.....is like living in a large family of rather uncongenial relations.  Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's perfectly awful, but it's always good for you.  People in large towns are like only children."  

Joyce Dennys 
Henrietta Sees It Through:  More News From the Home Front 1942-1945 

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Rurality Blog Hop #5


28 comments:

  1. Sad to see country stores being abandoned. If those walls could talk... Very good quote.

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  2. Morning, how sad.....I love to travel the back roads through the small towns and see what there is or was.......Happy Thursday, Francine.

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  3. Love that photo. It is sad that eh country stores all seem to ne disappearing.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  4. Love the quote from Joyce Dennys it is so true. Love the old market sad that it is gone. B

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  5. There are three of those old stores in a small town near where I live..I can only imagine the history the walls hold.

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  6. Thrills my heart to see scenes from the past...I love these old buildings.

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  7. I try to photograph all the empty stores, post offices and one-room schoolhouses I can because these are fading away and soon will be seen no more. It's sad. Barns are another endangered species--with the new round bales they are not needed as much as they once were and I see them falling down on every country road I drive.

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  8. That is a wonderful capture. For some reason it pulls at my heart.

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  9. So sad that the big box stores are taking over the little family stores. The quote is so true, is it not?

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  10. what a great quote. and yeah, those little abandoned places make me sad, too.

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  11. Beautiful picture! I think every town needs a trading post like in the old days. Barter for goods instead of buying them. Wouldn't that be something ☺

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  12. Wow, I love that quote! I once researched the history of the area where we live now. In the days before automobiles each town had its own economy. Now, not so much. Too bad.

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  13. I wish country stores were still around. Seems like they were such nice places to visit.

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  14. We live between two little old towns and they each have a thriving country store.. long live Big Bears Market and Corbett Country Market! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. I enjoy seeing these remnants of the past and trying to imagine what went on in them. And they make for excellent photos too.

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  16. I miss the old country stores. Such a change of times.

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  17. Love this photo. I remember country stores like this from my childhood. Inevitably, there were some retired men leaning back in their chairs on the front porch!

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  18. I love the history of old store fronts like this one. We traveled northwest of where we live, and came across a few old General stores like the one you shared with us. These old structures always make me stop for a few seconds and take it all in-

    Velva

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  19. That could be a great blogging studio.

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  20. Rather sad but the building is still intact ...

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  21. LOVE this... we had Meredith Grocery when I was growing up that looked a great deal like this... gas, penny candy, soda... Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #5' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #6...

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  22. We are so lucky to have a country store just a mile up the road. I love it! They have just about "one" of anything you would ever need. Hope the community keeps them going for a long time!

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  23. Wonderful quote and so very true. Maybe someone will buy this old store and fix it up for something. I love the double doors. It would make a great antique shop.

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  24. The "full frontal" approach to this old store is fantastic. It is American Gothic without the two people and pitchfork.

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  25. Of course this is a great capture of an old small town store. Love em -- barbara

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  26. Oh my goodness! I love this!

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  27. Nice façade. It doesn't look structurally sound.

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