Somebody leaves me the cutest little notes.
At the barber shop today.
Rosey and I grabbed dinner with my folks. We caught an old time bluegrass band in the old Pyne General Store.
The store was a fixture in Eggleston for 75 years and an essential part of the community. It not only supplied locals with food to feed their families and tools to build their homes, the store became a social outlet as well, a gathering place for residents to greet their neighbors, share news and advice, or just plain gossip. The General Store first opened its doors in 1926 and operated as CC Whittaker & Company, a general store that sold everything from dishes, produce, fish, piece goods, shoes, clothes, and feed – basically, anything residents of Eggleston and Giles County needed.
The Johnston family purchased the store in the 30’s and sold it to the Pyne family who had just lost their store below the railroad to a fire. The Pyne family traded their dairy farm in Northern Virginia for the 1st store they owned in Eggleston.
The attached buildings housed a Chevrolet dealership showroom and repair shop run by Mr. Daley Stafford. In the 1930s, Dr. Tuck, a local doctor, located his office in the basement of the building. The United States Post Office in Eggleston was also run out of the store until the 1980’s. The Pyne family acquired the store in the late 1930s and owned and operated it until the store closed in October 2000 – 75 years after its doors were first opened for business.
Snooping around for a new work/live spot.
It was delicious, by the way…
We took in the beauty of our local Catholic Church, St. Andrews, yesterday.
Today, Rosey and I went snooping around old abandoned factories to look for something I could turn into a work/live spot. Here are some of the results.
Post Christmas Christmas tree.
Yesterday, Rosey and I went up to Paint Bank and found the perfect little cabin, on a buffalo farm, to get away from it all.
We’re finally breaking into the chocolates I got Rosey for Christmas. I can’t believe we’ve managed to hold out this long.