I know I shared the print above once before, but this week I stumbled across the gem at the right. In addition to being very timely with events going on in the world, some incredible memories came bubbling to the surface.
The flag itself, along with any color, is painted on the back side of the glass. There is a small cutout to put the name of the retailer on the bottom. Over the years it chipped a little, but it's still a classic. It's in a wood frame with a paper easel back and my grandfather probably handed these out in the 1940's.
My grandparents had a little hardware store for fifty-two years in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. They bought the store in 1921 and retired in 1973. The store is long since gone, but not the memories.
As a kid, especially at Christmas time, I'd help out in the store. This is back in the days before the big retailers; there was no Internet and in fact, looking at the framed picture of the flag, even phone numbers were different - only four digits!
The fun of Throwback Thursday is in taking the time to look for those old classics and then enjoying the memories they bring back. It's more than just the photograph itself.
Take a few minutes today and find yourself one old photograph from your childhood and then just kick back and think about the memories that bubble to the surface. Then, share a part of the story on your blog and use it to remind "Mom" how quickly the kids grow up and life changes. When was the last time she had a family portrait done?
Happy Throwback Thursday.
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