Monday, January 11, 2016

Memories

Yesterday Was a pretty day so we drove west toward Pearsall, Texas, made a big circle and ended up in John's hometown Charlotte, Texas. This old building is where his Mom had her cafe back in the forties. Since Iv'e been in this county it has been rented out for a cafe or an antique store but now it's been vacant for years. John' sister owns it but will not have it torn down for sentimental reasons. John used to shine shoes there as a young lad. The building to the right, now torn down was Millie's Saddle Shop. Most buildings in this old town are very old and run down and the streets look like old Mexico.

12 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

It must have been nice for John to re-visit his old memories. I agree with his sister, sometimes it's hard to let go. I'll bet you had a pleasant drive.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. sweet old place!

Rose said...

I would hate to see it torn down, or pass from the family.

Jean said...

I like to drive around and see old buildings, but since I have to do all the driving now I have to keep my eyes on the road.(smile. I would hate to see torn down it might can be remodel some day. Take care. Jean

Manzanita said...

If that building could talk, oh, the stories it would tell. Kinda like the building
in Green Fried Tomatoes. Little road trips are always fun adventure.

salemslot9 said...

if you could
do anything
you wanted
with this
cool building
what would you do?

jack69 said...

I would love the challenge of making and award winning home out of this building. Of course probably where it sits it would be a poor investment except for 'Memories'. I have seen small store buildings converted, schools redesigned, it takes a dreamer, but possible.

As a shoe shine boy at one time, I remember it well. Any more there isn't much use for shoe polish. Only memories and pride in making them SHINE@!

Kathy said...

I love the name Charlotte, both as the name of a girl and of a town.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fond Memories!!! And I love the old 'home' feeling you have depicted in your words.

troutbirder said...

Often disappointing to go back to fond memories and see how thing have changed for the worse....

Lux G. said...

When I see dilapidated or old buildings I automatically wonder what it must have been during its "glory days". What stories it hold? I don't to wonder with your story. Such memories this building holds. I hope they repair and use it again for the new generation though.

Beate said...

What sweet memories in this building! I wouldn't be able to sell it or tear it down, either. How much I wish you could still make something out of it to keep the memory alive for as long as possible. I can almost see the busy cafe and all the people stopping in for a quick chat.
Have a fabulous day, Paula.
Lots of hugs,
Beate