Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
I lived nearby for many years, and, like most of Vermont, it hasn't changed much.
When I first moved to this small town in Nevada in the 1980's, we had a local store that carried just about everything, including household items and farm and ranch needs. Nails were in a big barrel. No grocery items, however. Gone. It never could have served the needs of a valley whose population increased 20 times, but I still miss it.
Oops. Increased 10 times. Always was bad at math.
When my parents first moved to Forest Hill, MD, in 1968, there was still a store called Klein's, that carried all the things country folks needed - the asbestos mats to go under wood stoves, as well as the metal rings to go around the stove pipe where it went through the wall, pots and pans, socks and underwear - and groceries. The "hardware" part of the store is gone, but they still sell groceries and the freshest eggs in the state.
I kept visiting your blog years ago and then somehow stopped. Today it hit me, it was so weird, a thought - is this wonderful blog still there? So I rushed to my computer and here it is. I am so happy. You have no idea, how glad I am. Really, I'm going through such a horrible time in my life and this cheered me up to no end. Thank you!