Friday, July 16, 2010

Memory Hunting...

Today is the saddest day for us. We have to leave this beautiful paradise and head back to reality. 

Yesterday was the planned day to head home but we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave, so we took one last drive around and guess where we ended up?  Yeap, had to go say goodbye to Lucille and her hubby Don. While I was there of course I had to have one more look around... it had to be something small, I have no more room left, I found one last piece...

I recall these bells from my childhood... every shop owner had these attached to their door.  I remember one mounted to an old wooden screen door and the door always slammed when closing at the local corner store... I don't even know the name of the store and I am not sure I ever did,  but I sure do remember Mr. Joe, he always gave us a penny candy and tacked it our parent's bill, or did he? 

I think that is what I love about treasure hunting the most, the memories it brings back that you normally wouldn't think about otherwise... maybe we should start calling it Memory Hunting instead...

now if that rust could just tell the story of where this was mounted and how many people passed under it in it's lifetime...
I plan on creating new memories for it right on my side door.

Dennis is going to miss this spot...
He found this stocked pond along Rte. 20 on our travels out one day. 
He spent many mornings on that dock fishing...
we enjoyed the fruits of his labour last night for dinner.


His plan next year is to bring a little boat and get over to that Island... he is convinced that all the big ones are hiding behind there.

Hope you all enjoyed the trip along with us... I am off to pack up my memories and head home.


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Donna is having an awesome rust party over at her place... you are all invited.

Hugs, Deb

8 comments:

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Aww, well at least you have made more wonderful memories hon. And... we always have to go home:)
I lived behind and atop one of those stores with one of those ding-a-ling-a-ling bells. Worked behind the counter with one of those old cash registers that the tabs popped up when you pushed the keys. Lots of fun it was for a teenager.
Hugs~Carol

Granny J said...

I love that term, memory hunting. I think I'll borrow it. Glad you had a great vacation.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

It's always tough leaving someplace that you enjoy being very much. I'm glad that you've had a wonderful time and I agree with Granny, memory hunting, how true :)I've enjoyed watching along your memory hunt!! Have a great day!! ~ Laura

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Making memories is such a great thing!
Sorry it's over, and back to reality, but at least you had a great time.
be safe!
gail

Denise said...

Have a safe trip back to reality, LOL. Look forward to seeing where your treasures from Memory Hunting end up in your home.

Coleen's Corner said...

Every time a bell rings, and angel gets her wings :) I love that little bell and it brings back similar memories for me. I've been looking for one for my door also. Thanks for taking us along on your ride... it was fun!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Pictures Deb, Glad you had a great vacation and lots of great treasures.. :)
hugs, Janet

Cindy said...

Followed you from Granny's Place. Love your phrase "memory hunting". I never really thought of it that way...but it is so true. Enjoying your blog and will be reading more to catch everything that I missed!