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~

14 responses to “Celebrating….Simply

  1. What an adorable little cabinet! It sounds like you and MM had a delightfully simple and perfect day of celebrating yesterday…….just as it should be.


  2. What a fun day! I love old-fashioned soda fountains. I’m happy you and MM had a nice day.

  3. Sounds like the perfect Keen day! I had no idea we had any Spanish Moss in Virginia either.I cannot wait to see that beautiful one of a kind cabinet!! What a find and what an anniversary gift! I love the little place you had lunch. Happy you had a wonderful day!

  4. What a lovely anniversary gift. And, what a nice drive in the North Carolina countryside. I’ve never been to Hertford… may have to check it out.

  5. Those simple celebrations are always the best kind if you ask me. And that little child’s cabinet MM gifted you with? So sweet – can’t wait to hear what you do with it. I have my mother’s little play cabinet from when she was a little girl but it’s very different from yours — there’s a photo of it in this post of mine from a couple of years ago if you want to see it and what I did with it. https://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/repurposing-me/

  6. It’s sounds like a perfect day! Celebrated just the way you both wanted!

  7. Such a sweet trip for your anniversary. Now there’s a new place I’d like to check out. Loved the child’s Hoosier – precious. Wonderful to imagine the fun it brought to that child.

  8. I love buying “treasures” on special days. You will remember the whole day every time you look at it…and it will make you smile.

  9. .. the kind of celebration that means so much !

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I agree with Marshall! It sounded like a perfect anniversary day! That was a wonderful find of the Hoosier cabinet, love it.

  11. That’s just the type of celebration I would’ve wanted too – Simple and just the two of you. Looks warm back there! Enjoy the rest of your week. ~d.

  12. That’s the best way to celebrate, in my book! Cute little cabinet!

  13. I love all the snuggly adorable kitty-cats. They’re all so sweet. 🙂

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