Friday, May 27, 2011

Love at the Five and Dime

"We don't remember days, we remember moments."
~  Cesare Pavese  ~

Looking forward to a nice long weekend and I will be kicking it off by seeing one of my 
favorite musicians in Annapolis.  

Nanci Griffith

One of my her songs, "Love at the Five and Dime", takes me down memory lane and the Woolworth store in Muscatine, Iowa, a small river town 
that sits on the Mississippi.

My grandmother and I would frequent it during the hot summer months.

I have great memories of sitting at the counter at that five and dime store
and ordering ice cream sundaes! 
A rare treat for a farming family of modest means.

It's a beautiful song as well as delightful!
Hope you enjoy.

By the way,
what are you doing this weekend?  

Do share!

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She Who Carries Camera said...

love that image!!

Lake, lake and more lake! :-)

Have a great time!

Judy said...

That is an awesome shot! Spending time with my hubby and doing some work around the yard.

TexWisGirl said...

we had a woolworths store in our 'city' near where i grew up. it had a counter too. i never ate there but always marvelled at the folks who could. :)

Daryl said...

Love that photo ... and I am planning on escaping the office in a few hours and heading home to veg out .. rest of the weekend will be spent doing pretty much what I do every weekend . getting ToonMan out for a walk in the park and taking pix! Have a great weekend. I'm following you!

Tracey9AD said...

We aren't doing anything special...just family time...perhaps at the pool if the weather cooperates. I too have great memories of Woolworth! YUM! I would love getting a milkshake at the counter there.

Great pic!

Anonymous said...

I've heard the song before, but I can't remember by who... Have a great time at the concert! =)

I'm going to have a photo shoot w/ my 8 month old nephew at my parent's this weekend... experimenting w/ shots I've picked up on the net! LoL!

Gail Dixon said...

Great photo! It almost has a sense of motion. The colors are fantastic.

Enjoy your concert and long weekend.

bon bon said...

wonderful photo! i like your "action" treatment!

i remember woolworth too! (same one as texwisgirl's actually.) i recall they had a large fabric department, and a wall full of pets, fish and birds, in the lower level. mom would pick out material while i talked to the parakeets.

have a wonderful time at nancy's show!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Love the photo and love the video!

As a young girl I spent many hours at the counter of my Woolworths. They used to hang balloons at the counter and inside would be a coupon for a discount off your ice cream soda or sundae.

Thanks for the good memories Reena!

janet xox

ps...enjoy your concert and weekend

Lisa Gordon said...

Amazing macro!!
Beautifully done.
If the weather cooperates, the name of the game this weekend is gardening!!
Enjoy the concert, and have a beautiful weekend!

Unknown said...

Beautiful macro, so good colors. I'll be working the whole weekend so nothing special:)
Have a fabulous weekend

Mental P Mama said...

Love Nanci!! And when I hear 5 & Dime, I am transported back to Franklin, Tennessee, and our Ben Franklin store...soda fountain, creaky wood floors and the scent of popcorn. Ahhhhhhh.

S. Etole said...

just a quiet week-end ... with memories of the five and dime!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It has been a long time since I heard Love at the Five and Dime...I have a memory of hearing that, that I've not thought of in a long time--Thanks for reminding me...I hope you're having a good weekend, mine is quiet one...

Catherine said...

Very cool photo!!!

Just enjoying my last few days of holidays before I head back to work on Tuesday. I am hoping to be able to sit on my patio tomorrow morning, drink my tea, and enjoy looking at my garden after all the hard work I have done to it this past week!

Hope you have lovely weather this weekend Reena!
xo Catherine

Bill Lisleman said...

were any photographers stung in the making of that photo? So far it's been rainy and tomorrow we have some birthdays to celebrate. The 4th of July is a bigger event around here.

Kala said...

Fantastic details and depth in this image.

Happy Macro Monday

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning macro and beautiful bokeh! Great photo!

forgetmenot said...

Wonderful photo--so "perfectly" shot. Excellent. Mickie :)