We all do it, don’t we? We suddenly see something in an antique store that catches our attention in a way that immediately transports us to another place and time.
Recently, while I was visiting The Antique Company Mall in McKinney, Texas, I saw this little sign perched atop a shelf in Ella Elaine’s booth. Actually Ms. Ella Elaine herself, Nancy, was there and I enjoyed a visit with her. She is so pretty and delightful and you will LOVE her stuff. You must visit her on her blog. Also I hear her husband (Mr. Ella) now has a booth at The Antique Company Mall and it looks great too! How fun is that!
Now, back to memories, one of the very few happy moments of my childhood was traveling with my mother on Saturdays to “town” (Corsicana, Texas) to the grocery store and laundromat. We didn’t get many treats back then, but sometimes we would also visit the Five and Dimes, Woolworth’s and McLellan’s. McLellan’s was my favorite since it had a little snack bar (drug store style) in the back and the best hamburgers IN ALL THE WORLD served with potato chips and chipped ice Coke.
When I saw that little sign in Ella Elaine’s, I immediately thought of my sweet mother. She died when I was 26 and my daughter was 3 months old. That was 30 years ago this month. So, thanks to Ms. Ella Elaine, I brought the little sign home and framed it and every time I look at it, I think of those happy times….and I can almost taste those hamburgers!
Today, I want to link with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday. Come with me and check out memories there too!