Then and Now

This building has helped us make new friends, specifically with people who once lived at 55 North Main.  Mom borrowed these photos from her new friend.  Not sure when they were taken but it's fun to see the similarities as well as the differences.  { Click on the photos to get a better look.}

Looking at that first one I can almost smell the sauerkraut that was probably on the stove as that little guy waits on the stoop for dinner.  It's likely he spoke english but I'll bet he had a grandparent still speaking German.  His family probably walked that sidewalk each Sunday, to beautiful St. Augustine, as many still do.  As I might from time to time.

These sort of photos make me proud.  I'm glad his home still stands.  From the beginning I'm sure it was a quaint, modest, little place. Obviously built with careful labor.  With the hard work of our crew, dignity has been restored to it.  How I wish the walls could talk.  (Wait. Never mind.  I really don't want to be working late, all by myself, and hear voices.) 

For sure these photos will find their way into frames and be displayed in the store.  Anyone else have some old photos they would like to share?  I'd love to see them and hear your story.