Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Walk Around the Square

I was so glad to get to 1515 this weekend.
Work has been hectic and it feels good to get away even if it just is overnight.
No one else is here this weekend and I can honestly say I don't mind the alone time.

But the reason I came this weekend was this!
and a historical tour of the square.

My cousins new shop Forest Road, it was the Grand Opening

Kris, beautiful and very talented

Here is a look at the shop. Mix of vintage and new, just what I love!

The new shop is on the square where my friend Duska has her shop and there is another new antique store between her and Kris, Ambero Antiques

The inside is beautiful exposed brick and tin ceilings

Historian Nancy Easter Shick (my idol) and cousin Fred in deep conversation about the old cannon that use to sit on the courthouse square.

I was so happy the turn out was better than expected, 70 so they had to break up the crowd into 2 groups.

This the same square Abraham Lincoln walked as a Circuit Lawyer and when in town to visit his parents who lived south of town and are buried here.
Steep in history, they are working on get the entire square on the National Historic Register

So happy they are working on the bell tower and clock. As a girl walking the square shopping you always knew what time it was when the big bell chimed.....I have missed that but it will be finished by my birthday!

Cousin Fred and I walked to the square from 1515 so when the tour was over....
how about steak and eggs at the old diner on the square?

On the walk home there was a  house in poor shape for sale.
The place looks familiar?

The house where Fred's Great Aunt Emma and Alice lived (my great great)
This picture was taken in 1912 of the Galbreath siblings
on this porch!

A simple 24 hour trip home has brought me comfort and energized me for the week.
I click my heels and think.....there is no place like home.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Cindy said...

What a nice tour of an historic town! You must know everyone there. So exciting about the new show, hope she is very successful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a fabulous town and such wonderful history and buildings. So glad you had a great time. Loved this post. Hugs, Marty

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness! What a magnificent tour you took! I would love to do this! My oldest son is a history major in college and he is so smart and my late Uncle Louie was the Colorado historian in our phamily. I miss him so much! He could tell you things no one else could and always made me smile with his way with words. I love the beautiful photos and steak and eggs, can't beat that! Hugs and Happy Sunday to you Marty. Anne

Pam said...

That is such a neat town. Love the architecture of those buildings. Your cousin's shop is great. Glad she had a good opening.

Tete said...

Loved walking around the square with you this morning. I miss Owl's Drug store and stopping in there for fries and breaded tomatoes. Benedict's, that had just everything you could ever need, Spurgeon's- loved to shop there. The basement had the best stuff!

Victorian1885 said...

What a wonderful place.. I love the old buildings. Your cousins new shop fits right in too. Enjoy your Sunday with your family!


Shirley said...

Looks like you and cousin Fred had a wonderful day. Best wishes to your cousin and her new shop. It looks like a fun place to shop. Glad you had a good time..

Rebecca said...

Wish I could have went with you, but camping was wonderful. Didn't get home until later than usual and had to go into town to see my grams because she had some medical problems happen today. Wish we could get together sometime.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

How awesome about your cousin's shop...and the steak and eggs look incredible! Have a good week.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Nothing better than time spent in a charming town with history. And that breakfast looks pretty darn good too.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend Ann. I enjoyed all the photos.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a charming town it is! Thank you for a delightful tour!!

Susan and Bentley

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, I just loved this post. I love finding out about my ancestors and seems you know plenty about yours. The shop looks wonderful and I wish them much success!
Love the olden picture of your family.
Be a swetie,
Shelia ;)

C'est moi Claudette said...

I'm LOVIN' every one of your posts Ann. Your blog is a a lot like mine. Full of LOVE friends, family and memories. You have some GREAT memories at 1515.