Has anyone noticed the brand-spanking-new shutters on our Beautiful Old Church of Whaling Days?
After running a Going Out of Business Sale for at least the past two years, the Wood Shop really meant it this time, and has packed up, bag and baggage, and left us. This was all that was left in the space a couple of weeks ago. In the 1960s, this building housed the First National store, one of four grocery stores on Main Street, downtown, that provided us with our daily bread (Connors' Market, Edgartown Market, and Mercier's Market were the other three). I have it on good authority that the Courtneys are in the process of claiming this space for some type of enterprise, as yet to be determined. Stay tuned.
This lone white brick has been in the sidewalk in front of what is now Past and Presents for as long as I can remember. When the sidewalk was rebuilt, I remember that it was carefully removed from the old sidewalk and inserted into the new one. I have no idea what the history of this brick is. Do any of my gentle readers know the story behind this brick?
A few long January shadows that caught my eye.