Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Found Treasure

On a back road, deep in a holler, is a small general store that has been there for one hundred years. Actually, this year was the 100 year anniversary for it to be open. Anyway, a friend of mine had a book signing there this weekend. He wrote a book about sour dough bread. Great topic in my opinion. This is not his first accomplishment. Soc Clay (he's the one in the red shirt and hat.) is a known writer/ photographer for many outdoor  magazines. Plus, his photos have been used world wide. He's very good.
As I got to looking around this store, I noticed all of the stuff that they had. Canning needs.
Crocks anyone? They have any size you would need.
You can't really tell in this picture but, this is a bunch of cast iron things. Skillets, griddles, molds, etc.....
On this wall there is many things that you would need but not know where to find them in any other stores. Notice the wash tubs on the top, half way down the wall! Three different sizes!

In the back of store they had Christmas songs being sung. (This is my Mom,Dad,cousin and family friend singing.) Notice the little girl on the right, she just sat there and watched everything with wonder in her eyes. She is soooo cute! I don't know who she is.
Then, another banjo and another guitar was brought out and bluegrass music sprang forth. There was even some dancing involved. We all had a good ole time!

There was probably over 100 people that stopped in that day for the book signing. It was great! I have decided to start looking for and appreciating things about the Appalachian culture. There is sooo much to appreciate here! I think I will do a few posts on the culture and natural beauty that is found here. Some is VERY unusual. So if ya ever wanted to know anything about the Appalachian Mountains or the culture of the people, leave me a comment. I'll see what I can find out.

 So until next time,

 Small Farm Girl, treasure finder

11 comments:

SweetLand Farm said...

What a great store to have around! Looks like a good time. I'm sure you were dancing too;)

Susan said...

What a treasure, indeed! I would love to know anything and everything about Appalachian culture.

Anonymous said...

it is amazing what treasures we can find almost in our own back yard..and imagine-it has been there all the time...

Phelan said...

Cool!

Candy C. said...

What a wonderful store, I would love to have something like that around here! I really like Appalachian music. :)

The Kelly's Adventures in KY said...

Do you happen to have the address of that general store? Looks like something worth the drive to go check out! :)

Kelle said...

You are so blessed to live where there is a store like that ! I'm green with envy *wink* I'd just look and look and dream and dream, love the crocks, they are order only here in MT, unless you happen to find an old one in good shape( I've been blessed with two, a 5gallon and an 8 gallon Redwing crocks. I treasure them, as well as my wood cookstove and Maytag wringer washer LOL!

Peacemom said...

Oh, that a gem, that little store!! Nothing beats them, I know that for sure. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! ~Vonnie, NH

small farm girl said...

Thanks for your comments!
Kelly, I'm not sure of the address. I do know that it is on St Rt 784 in Greenup County. It's a little tiny story, but so interesting!

Lisa said...
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Robbyn said...

OK that is so cool I wish it were right around the corner from us, too!