Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday


Although this might look like a house for one, it is actually the post office that served my small community when my mom was a youth.  




I was reminded of this fact while attempting to photograph this building.  My mom's childhood friend stopped in the middle of the small, country road to ask what in the world I was doing.  





Thankful today for that small moment.  The few minutes of, "hello/what are you doing/how are you doing/how's your mom and dad/how's that sweet Jack Russel of yours/you take care now", are what make this community what it is.  


"Neighbors bring food with death, flowers with sickness, and little things in between."  

To Kill a Mockingbird 



Linking up with Teresa today......







37 comments:

  1. I wish the building was still being used.. Sounds like you had a nice visit with your Mom's friend.. Great post, enjoy your day!

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  2. I would love to take a peek inside. A lovely place.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. A lovely little building and great memories

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  4. I hope no one tears down that cute little building. I can see it as a post office years back. What a great post!

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  5. Oh I LOVE that old post office and meeting someone that knows your family is the best. Hug B

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  6. Love it - I would move in right away :))
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  7. There were a few like that over this way but usually the owner of a country store would make space for a post office in the store building. The one where I grew up was smart enough to put the post office in the very back of the store so that people had to walk through all the stuff he was selling to get to it. Of course the government shut all of the inefficient post offices down and then really showed us what inefficiency was.

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  8. When this building was still a post office there were lots of conversations just like that. :)

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  9. The little village of Clifton just north of me still has a post office that looks like that! Same color and size!
    Love the quote.....small town life ...nothing like it!

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  10. Good Morning Michelle. I truly find it amazing as to just how many old home places and buildings there are in your area. I would love to see them all. The settings are always beautiful. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Good quote from To Kill a Mockingbird! That is a sweet little post office. We saw one about that size in a town in Kansas once. I love small towns--and nothing beats small town people!

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  12. That's a beautiful old building. Yep, love the small Ky towns :-).

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  13. What a neat building and community.. I love small towns and their memories.

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  14. love it. brought smiles across blogland today. :)

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  15. That building is so cute! And that's the best kind of neighborhood!

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  16. How cool is that??!! Oh! Did you hear that the author of To Kill A Mockingbird author is writing a new book? To be released soon!

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  17. oh what an adventures experience you get with all the keepers you seem to see and take.

    I would love to be a butterfly in the summer flying beside you so I can see. I bet you find wild flowers so butterfly's time to rest and perch.

    Have a nice day .

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  18. Moments like this are what make small communities what they are. Going to the grocery store and knowing the people that work there...the hardware store owner giving you his cell phone number for emergencies...just stuff like that.

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  19. I live in the middle of a big city but my neighbourhood is like a little village - it is hard to go for a walk or to the store without meeting someone you know. It's wonderful!
    Love your 1st pic!

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  20. It must have been a darling post office!

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  21. The little building reminds me of the very small store that was in our farming community where I grew up. The old couple that ran it lived in 2 rooms in the back. It was recently torn down. I hope this little old post office stays around for a long time! It is part of the history of the community. Great post!

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  22. Great shots of the old postal building and fencing around it. I bet it must have seemed odd to your mom's friend that you would stop to take a picture of it. It has great character though.

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  23. We have a tiny post office here, knows as the smallest PO in the USA! Bridal Veil Post Office. You should google it and see! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  24. I think that is the smallest post office I have ever seen.
    Merle...................

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  25. WHile roaming around Eastern Kentucky last summer I saw a post office very similar to this that was still in use. I love that there are still some around that haven't been torn down. xo Laura

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  26. Non-photographers just ask the strangest questions sometimes. "I'm waiting for it to fall over." That might allow her to drive away shaking her head. GRIN.

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  27. yep would e a great post office, just the kind you see in the country.

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  28. So sweet! I used an old post office recently that wasn't much bigger.

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  29. I love it Michelle, such a sweet building.Blessings Francine.

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  30. What a sweet little post office. Those days are definitely gone - it's a bit sad. Good thing you still have people in your community who actually talk to each other. Something I love very much as well.

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  31. Thank goodness for small communities...where people actually stop and converse with one another...Enjoy your weekend...

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  32. That's the smallest one I've ever seen.

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  33. This is almost as small as the post office in Ochopee, Florida, which I showed about two weeks ago. The Ochopee post office is officially the smallest post office in the country.

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  34. How times changes things and people!

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  35. That really was a very small town, Michelle. After having lived in a small town (pop. 500) on the VA eastern shore, we do know the meaning and value of small talk cause most folks would meet up at our local post office, which was a bit more modern than the one shown here.

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  36. What a great little building and now it has been saved to history.

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