Daily Archives: February 3, 2016

Celebrating….Simply

To celebrate our anniversary yesterday, Motor Man and I took a little drive into North Carolina.

We stopped in the tiny town of Hertford, where we saw trees dressed in Spanish Moss. It seemed odd to see that; there’s none where we live, and Hertford is only about 90 minutes south of us.

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We had lunch at the old-fashioned soda fountain inside Woodard’s Drug Store.

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Nearby, we found an antique shop (imagine that?!)  where I spotted this sweet little treasure. And Motor Man decided that it would make a nice anniversary gift.

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The price tag read “child’s Hoosier cabinet, 1939”, and this is handwritten on the bottom:

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It’s fun to imagine Mr. Wise (perhaps a neighbor) crafting this little cabinet for Gladys Watkins, most likely for Christmas.  And I think it’s sweet that he referred to her as “Miss”.  I wasn’t familiar with the town of Spindale, so I researched and learned that it’s about 6 hours west of Hertford. Now to find the perfect spot for Gladys’ cabinet in our home….

And then, we continued on our ride, meandering through the countryside and returned home by early evening.

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Simple, happy celebration.

~These Days Of Mine~