Hello, My Friends,
We headed down to Va's Northern Neck to secure the vacation cottage against the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy.
The Chesapeake Bay was kissed by a breeze and covered with clouds this morning.
I know it will not be this tranquil come Monday and Tuesday.
Our little corner of the Northern Neck has been a part of my entire life. On the way to the cottage, there is this really really old and unused store in a bend of the road in a teeny tiny town called Remo.
I have never been in this store but it has been a favorite landmark of mine.
Such a wonderful place. I think it must be about 100 years old.
Recently the trees and brush were cleared away from the store and I had high hopes that it may be restored. The new owner planned to put a rock and stone business there.
But sadly, so sadly this beauty was torn down a couple of weeks ago.
When we drove past the lot it was completely bare. No sign of the store was there.
Our next door neighbor at the cottage had managed to salvage some of the wonderfully weathered boards from the now gone store. She allowed me to select one and some really old nails too. I am going to make a framed display of the wood, nails, and photos that I took of the store.
Good-bye, old friend, but forever in our memories.~~~See you all after Hurricane Sandy. Fingers crossed that we don't loose power, or if we do it lasts a very short time. We are prepared with bags of ice in the freezer, leaves blown from the gutters and drains, flashlights and lanterns and lots of batteries, and on and on. You all stay safe too!~~~XXOO, Beth