Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Early Bird...

Saturday is booked, so I have to post early for the Sepia Saturday entry.  I love all the wonderful photos everyone is sharing.  So many wonderful memories.  Today I'm posting a photo of the main street of Riverton, Iowa, a very small town located in the southwest corner of Iowa in the County of Fremont.  This is the town where I spent the first four years of my life.  It was pretty much deserted by that time, but a few strong souls remained.  I remember the grocery store, a wonderful old bank complete with beautiful solid oak cabinetry housing intricate iron grills through which people made their deposits and withdrawals.  There was also a post office, a hardware store, a saddle shop, a beauty shop, a soda shop and a theatre.  Life was good.  I still remember walking barefoot in the grass as a little girl.  I know times were hard for my working class family, but I only remember the beautiful, happy days.


11 comments:

  1. It sure reminds me of my little home town in Romania when I was at your age. I especially remember the soda shop because I liked to drink soda ( like it to this day)and the daughter of the shop owner went with me to the same kindergarten.

    Photos like this one , always stir up nostalgic emotions.

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are lovely memories of a time and a place in your childhood. Heart-warming to revisit in your mind from time to time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. A wonderful photo from a time when the horse was king. Look at all those hitching posts along the Main Street!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. A wonderful old picture! Any idea of the date? Love the lone dog.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, it does indeed stir up nostalgia. It's sad to see these small towns decline. There's something so homey and comforting about dogs meandering in the middle of the road on Main St.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is an amazing picture! It looks like a movie set for an old western!

    btw...the photo in your header is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have happy, beautiful memories of the days spent with my grandparents in a tiny Indiana town. Treasures, aren't they? Super photo of early America. Most towns looked just this way, a little on the dusty side!

    ReplyDelete
  8. beautiful photo as is your blog. Have you read "Dewey" the librarian's book about the Iowan Library cat? This reminded me of that...you have memories from 4 years old! Amazing

    ReplyDelete
  9. It is a wonderful picture. I too love the dog, boldly right in the middle of the street!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great post. I enlarged the photo and full screen it looked so evocative of a life long gone. Thanks for sharing it , and for sharing the memories.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am setting next to a chest of drawers that I bought in an auction at Riverton, Iowa. I really like the old photo.

    ReplyDelete

There was an error in this gadget