Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quaint town

On my yard sale day I stopped in this little town. This is the country store.

The Inn with a restaurant. Dad took me and Mom and Russ and SIL there for a wonderful birthday luncheon many years ago. I just remember squeezing in the desert of strawberry shortcake. Dad was appalled as it all cost $50, a price he thought exorbitant.

The craft shop sells local artisans crafts.

Amazing church doors. The church also had a little thrift shop called "Worn Again." I bought Mom a few books there. This might be a sweet place to live, however where do these people buy their groceries?? There isn't a grocery store for miles and miles.


human being said...

the amazing door of the church reminded me of your spirals...
these plus your interesting memories and the quaintness... all gave me a sense as if this city is in our dream...

Patti said...

Beautiful photos Suki. I guess they must all have big freezers and bake their own bread. Being away from supermarkets could be a good thing!

Kim said...

Suki, isn't this so dear and so New England? I also adore these doors of the church.

You know I think these little villages are wonderful. I lived near a little village in England and loved it. To me the greatest issue is the lack of transportation infrastructure to help people get to places like the grocery store or even special shops (bakery, butcher, veg. stand, etc.).

They are beautifully picturesque, however.

Thanks for the are always full of fun.

sukipoet said...

Yes, Human Being, this little town is like a dream. I felt too intrusive taking photos of people's houses, but they were wonderful.

Patti, there is that little country store which sells milk etc. (Which I don't drink). I do think folks up here have freezers. I know my brother does.

Kim,public transportation lack is a huge gap up here. If you can't drive, a lot of such people are really stuck unless they live in a larger town.

Cris in Oregon said...

Really cute town. It is picture post card perfect.
I have friends living in a small quaint town and they have to go half an hour away for their groceries. They do have a little market there. Now with the price of gas that is going to cost alot.
I guess they stock up.
Love the photos.

Annie said...

Those doors are amazing. They probably just drive into a big town once a week or so and stock up, that's people do here in some of the little towns, though they usually have a small shop that sells milk, didn't they even have that? Thank you for all your thoughtful, lovely comments on my blog. Your loved ones are in my prayers too.

Cestandrea said...

Hi Suki,
everything looks so neat and so clean there! People used to that would have a hard time living here in Paris, LOL:)
I mean, Paris is not dirty, no no no but compared with this! In these pictures you can eat on the pavement, so clean it is!!!

I love the sign on the fist shop and do I read in the window that you can get WORMS there???

The restaurant looks clean, and elegant and expensive, but I guess if a menu for a whole family still costs 50$, I'll come and join you there in NH with Husband and Cat:)

But no! I can't, cause you say there are no grocery stores there! What do people eat? Where do they get their food? From the garden perhaps?


Anonymous said...

Old country buildings with squeaky floorboards and pretty flower pots... worms for sale! Must be a fishing hole nearby.

sukipoet said...

Cris, yes it is lovely. And a number of the houses were of a "Victorian" style, old with rambling add ons and front porches.

Annie, Yeah, I guess stock up is what to do. I myself never know what I'm going to want to eat and back on Cape Cod would often shop every day or so so for me it would be a big change. Thanks for your kind thoughts re: my family and I think of you and your brother too.

Andrea the nearest store I know of it actually in NH over the river and maybe about 40 minutes from this village. But maybe there is a store I dont know about. YEs, you can buy milk etc small things in the country store along with yes worms. Well, I had to go back and enlarge the picture and check that out. Hmmm. Lots of fishing spots up here all over the place so I guess worms are a good business. Maybe folks want them for their gardens too.

I doubt dinner for a group is $50 anymore.

Chewy, I think you are right. Maybe that's what everyone eats, fish. Hmm...sort of like Cape cod. I always thought I'd never starve there as I could fish or find clams etc.

Kim said...

Suki, you know this whole country needs help with that issue, in my opinion. But I have my own ideas about things like that!

katie jane said...

I often wonder the same thing when I travel out into the country here. And I see little housing communities out in the middel of nowhere and I wonder, "where do these people work? There's nothing around for miles!"

Cute gallery, though, and darling little Inn. Let's go to lunch together, OK?

Honour said...

Your memory of the birthday luncheon made me laugh! Reminds me of my father. He always thought eating out was never worth it. To this day, he'd rather celebrate his birthday, father's day, anniversary etc. all in the home :)

marianne said...

How lovely these buildings! And all the memories.......

sukipoet said...

KIm not sure what issue you mean, but maybe driving too much and too far to do things? Enlighten me. Or not eating local foods vs eating local foods.??

Katie Jane, the inn is delightful and so old fashioned. Well we could have lunch there and then at the Rookwood place in Cincin if it still exists.

Honor, yes Dad treated us when young on occasion to meals out but his preference both money wise and taste wise I guess was home cooked. But then, he never had to cook the meals.

Thanks Marianne. Take care, suki