Thankful Thursday



Before I embark on being thankful, I would just like to wonder out loud......how many times do you think these screen doors slammed shut during this old general store's lifetime?   More than any of us can count, I am sure. 

Today I am thankful for a bit of modern technology, quite the opposite of today's photo.  I am thankful for texting.  That's right, that thing that teenagers do.  I am thankful I can text my parents a quick message, even though they are many miles away.  My kids, husband, and friends can all give me a a bright spot in my day, a bit of information, or just say hello.  


What are you thankful for today?  Modern or not, let me know.  






It's a Small Town Life



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  1. I'm enjoying thinking about all the activity through that door! I never thought I'd get into texting- but now I'm thankful for it too - it keeps us connected in a way I never imagined!

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  2. Hello, Michelle! Love the photo, brings back memories of an old neighborhood grocery store. I am thankful for the modern technology too. I text my son and sister a lot, it is a very easy way to keep in touch. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  3. Two of my uncles owned and operated grocery stores. One uncle's store was much like this, at a crossroads in a very small Kansas town. I loved the place.

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  4. I too appreciate texting! More than emails...too much 'work' involved with opening email accounts/subject/compose/contact list/click send & wait for server...etc. When texting is immediate.

    Love the door & your thought.

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  5. Hi Michelle, Thank you for hosting and I am happy to participate this week. That is a lovely photo of the general store. I can just imagine the sound of that door throughout the day. Blessings, Mildred

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  6. I am loving that photo, Michelle! and your comment about it. I can hear that screen door slamming, but not sure I would have if you'd not mentioned it. We had a little general store like that in our area. Thanks for the great photo. One of these days I'm going to actually get a post up for Thankful Thursday!

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  7. Those doors! Kids bringing in pop bottles to cash in and buying penny candy. old men with plug tobacco, women looking for fabric...I can see them all walking in.

    As for thankful: I am thankful for being able to share your life and thoughts through your blog, and to be able to do the same with so many other friends I may meet.

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  8. Google where I can go and ask any question imaginable and get a answer. Especially for knitting which includes videos!

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  9. When I hear the phrase 'slamming of the door,' I hear the sound of a screen door. It sort of slaps more than slams but that is what I imagine. I am thankful for technology, too...or else I would feel alone a lot of times. Texting can be easier than talking if in a place I cannot hear! Plus, I can see it.

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  10. Warmth. I would love to go in that general store.

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  11. Texting is something I use a lot, but was hesitant I might not speak with my children.

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  12. Loving that awesome old store...you are correct...so much history behind every slam of that screen door. And along the lines of texting, I am thankful for that little microphone icon on my phone where I can dictate my texts!! :)

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  13. I love the old store doors but I had to smile at the brick to hold it open & wonder how many people tripped on it & stubbed their toes!

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  14. Firstly I love the image of this old store with reflections in it's windows Michelle, I should think there would have been countless folk passing in and out of those doors ☺ Secondly I'm thankful that I have most of my family live near me, and also I'm grateful to live close to the ocean.

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  15. ...texting has yet to hit my radar screen.

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  16. Thankful mom has been in better moods. Thankful for the health that I do have, the ability to move. Thankful the weather is getting warmer. Thankful for you reminding me to be thankful.

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  17. Today I am thank for good health and the sunshine that is melting away our winter snow. I am thankful that knowing that our daughter and granddaughters are vacationing in a huge, strange and crime filled city . . . I can pray and know that the Good Lord is watching over them; I can pray instead of worry, A men :) Oh, I love that photo . . . I have a particular store from my childhood with a squeaky screen door that I hold dear in my memories.
    Have a lovely day.
    Connie :)

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  18. I am also thankful for texting and children who live far away. Love the doors and yes too many to count I am sure. Hug B

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  19. lol! My question would be, How many people have been thrown out of it?!
    "And stay out of the Woolsworth!" Oh Brother Where Art Thou quote.

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  20. I *LOVE* that old storefront with the red screen doors. I'd have loved to have visited that store in it's hey-day. I'm thankful for my comfortable home to live in especially while I battle the norovirus. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  21. Am thankful today for all the paintings I was struggling with before - I suddenly somehow am able to finish, after I discovered what I need to do to solve the painting problems.
    Maybe because a phone call meant for me a life emergency in my job, I still, after being retired,view the phone as a necessary evil, and I'm one of those who has turned the texting off her phone.

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  22. Oh, it's a good thing to be thankful for. I'm so happy to be able to send a quick text to my parents before going to work in the morning, or for them to be able to tell me everything's ok when they are on the road!

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  23. Those were the days! We have corner stores that have replaced them but somehow they are not the same!

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  24. What a great discovery.
    I love old stores like this one.
    I can hear the slams, too.
    😍

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  25. They are some really nice old doors. Love them.
    I'm thankful that I got to work at church today on our Fingerprint Ministry.
    Also for sun and warm weather in February!!

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  26. Thankful for my husband! Family love!

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  27. Lovely that picture! Great post and yes, its a good thing to be thankful for...
    Have a beautiful friday, take care!
    Titti

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  28. I like to visit old time general stores. There was one where I lived in Brooklyn that was there when I was a child right though my children's growing up years. It sold everything useful. I was sad to see it sold and changed to a another type of store a few years ago.

    I am thankful this week to have been able to visit a beautiful spot in Mexico recently when we were on a cruise. First time visit to Mexico for us and we enjoyed it!

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  29. Right this very minute I am thankful for TIME . . .
    Time to write a comment
    Read for awhile
    Relax
    Walk
    Listen

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  30. Texting is one of the thing that keeps me connected with my kids.

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