Come sit on the porch awhile. Enjoy a glass of sweet iced tea as you peruse my thoughts, memories, dreams and images of family and friends - things trivial and not so trivial - past, present and future. I write and post for the simple pleasure of doing so. If you reap some small amount of pleasure from what you find here please come back again soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dorothea Lange's Country Store on Dirt Road

Country store porches were once an important part of community life. People gathered there to catch up on the latest gossip - how the crops were fairing; did sister have her baby yet; who passed away this week and so on and so forth.
My son found this image and sent it over thinking I too would find it interesting and appropriate to post here. Good choice Vince!
FYI: The photograph is Dorothea Lange's Country Store on Dirt Road shot in Gordonton, North Carolina in July, 1939. It is from the FSA-OWI Collection at the Library of Congress at and is among the public domain photographs.