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Old-Fashioned Fun

September 24th, 2011 at 11:42 am

I joined N. and H. this morning before heading over to our town's annual Health Fair. Lots of dentists, chiropractors and other health care professionals have booths with lots of free giveaways and screenings. I got my cholesterol checked (Total: 187) and had a quick mole check done, too.

After that, we went down to the senior housing complex where they were having a tag sale in the community/rec room:

I was interested to see the beautiful mural painted by a local artist. I didn't notice until I looked at these photos on my computer how pleased that woman on the left seems to be that I'm taking that photo.

Here's a detail of the mural, which depicts the old town hall and the famous flagpole on Main Street. Yes, it is smack dab in the middle of the road, and since it's been there since the late 1880s, most people want it to stay. Although it causes lots of car accidents.

I can walk to the flagpole from my house.

Our next destination was a country harvest fair at the Congregational Church. There was quite a lot to see.

I admired these whimsical felted hats.

For lunch I had some stone soup, which was basically a chicken soup with a dozen different vegetables. They cooked it outside in a couldron.

On the way home, I got this shot:

The homeowner is/was a bond trader in NYC who lost a lot of friends in 9/11. There was a special town tribute to mark the 10th anniversary earlier this month.

We also stopped in at this shop, which specializes in early American decor. I used to like this style, not so much now. I like to mix a few antiques with much more contemporary stuff.

Good time had by all. All I spent was $3, on that soup.

6 Responses to “Old-Fashioned Fun”

  1. PrincessPerky Says:

    Very cool mural

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    So harvesty! Sounds like lots of fun.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Love the pics!

  5. starfishy Says:

    Ah, nothing like a New England harvest festival - I attended one today, too!

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    Great pics!

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