Tuesday, June 23, 2015

a closer look at what was...

just the typical little country town...
8 miles north...
a hayday in its time...

booming with excitement over a festival gathering...

still proud of the flag...

with some of the most interesting little pieces of quaint...

a farming community...

with plenty of personality...

carrying on tradition...

I hope you have little towns like this to walk through...

little towns without a Walmart or CVS...

you won't find that in aisle 4...

thankful for neighbors and family close by...

but there is character...

and spunk left in this place...
where dreams were dreamt and wishes made...
they come and they go...
off to college, the service or new jobs...
some come back...
souls drifting back and forth...
connected by a gazebo in the park...
the steeple of a church...
the cracks in the sidewalks...
all built and left by those who loved their town...
why was America so great years ago?
because the heroes were fighting for places like this...
home...
where their families and friends cheered them on...
I love these old towns around us...
and the characters in them...

have a great day...
;0)

6 comments:

Lisa Tucker said...

Loved this post Tete! You are so right....small town Americana at it's best! Made me smile...:) Hugs to you!!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

A beautiful tribute to a not-so-prevalent happening in our Beloved Country, any more.

Love that sign on a shop door..."Will trade coffee for gossip" ,-)))

And btw, we still have an old time weighting machine, in our old Victorian family drug store. Plus many other preserved and loved, old drug store features. :-)

Tessa

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful post Tete! Your photos are amazing. Downtown Plainfield is thriving right now. There are a few really great restaurants and a couple of good shops.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Tete, Great post and very well said!! Can you hear me clapping!! Love the pics.
Wishing you blessings too many to hold!!
Hugs, cm

NanaDiana said...

I love those old towns, too, Tete. We don't have nearly enough of them left around here...at least ones that are prosperous. We have some old towns with abandoned buildings and boarded up places-which is really sad to see.
Hope you are having a good day- xo Diana

Beth said...

Such a lovely little town, Tete. I really enjoyed seeing the images you captured. This little town reminds me of some of the small towns around here. :)