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  •  We have an old hardware store (3+ / 0-)

    on our small town's main street. It has been open since 1900, but the owners finally are closing for good. Going in there is like walking into a time machine. Some of the merchandise takes me back to when I was a kid.

    Stores like that cannot compete with big box stores like Lowe's and Walmart.

    Your photo reminds me of our own old hardware store.

    Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

    by Otteray Scribe on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 02:52:29 PM PDT

    •  *sigh* Sad days, OS, sad days...... (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Otteray Scribe

      Here is a few minutes of Beamish, including LNER 0-4-0T '985' pulling a carriage away from the station

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 09:43:08 PM PDT

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      •  If I had thought about it when you were here (1+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest

        we could have walked a short block down the street from the clock on the Veteran's Walk of Honor. You could have gone in the old hardware store--it was still open at the time, but had their "Going Out Of Business" sign on the door. You would have loved it. Everything but the sign, that is.

        Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

        by Otteray Scribe on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 06:45:03 AM PDT

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