This past weekend I traveled with Granny and Hannah back to my hometown--South Boston, Virginia--for the Holiday Living Show. I always enjoy seeing the town where I was born and lived for 28 years, so I thought I'd post a few pictures before telling you more about the craft show.
Here's a very empty Main Street looking south down Route 501 on Sunday morning just before we headed home:The building with the green awning to the left was originally Faulkner & Lawson Drug Store where we used to stop by the soda fountain and lunch counter for grilled cheese sandwiches and hotdogs. I still remember their pineapple sundaes--a favorite treat of mine as a little kid growing up.
Turning around and looking the opposite direction towards Route 501 north, you'll see behind the trees, Lantor's, a 100-year old ladies' clothing store, where I purchased many outfits back in the 70's:And below is the original Carrington Library--a cozy little house stuffed with thousands of books and where I spent many enjoyable hours back in the 60's:And last is my elementary school where I attended 6th grade (Mrs. Pulliam) and 7th grade (Mrs. Wesson)--and where I remember first hearing about the JFK assassination:Okay...that was a trip down Memory Lane. Are any blog readers out there from South Boston who have any memories to share in the comments?
Well, Granny, Hannah, and I arrived at the local high school (newly built since I was there) on Friday afternoon and unloaded all the baskets, soap, and photography cards and started setting up the displays: Here's Granny and her booth all ready for customers. Her two-pie basket sold first thing, and the potato masher baskets were popular, too:Many friends came by...just about everybody in South Boston knows everybody! Here I am with my friend Carolyn: And here I am below with Carolyn's sister, Doris...also a good friend of mine: Below Granny visits with old time friends, Doris and her daughter, Susan. Susan guessed that over the years she's bought at least 100 baskets from Granny...if not more!We had good sales but not quite as good as Dayton Days last month. We were home again by Sunday afternoon, and Hannah re-organized her soap boxes so she'll be ready for the very last Farmers' Market of the season this coming Saturday.
Speaking of Saturday at the local Farmers' Market...Sarah had another new helper to take Hannah's place this past weekend. Jonathan was a great salesman and sold 33 bars of soap on a dark and chilly market morning: Well, I think that catches you up on our latest adventures! I hope you enjoyed seeing my hometown!