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Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Cute Name For a Cute Town


Pine Apple, Alabama

There wasn't much of anything (nothing) on the agenda for the next Town Hall meeting.  
Although the building is small I suspect half the population could attend a meeting.


About the same size (population: 132)  as yesterday's Willington, South Carolina, Pine Apple looked to be in better shape, although I still saw no businesses in operation, only an art studio.  They have Front Porch Tour in the spring taking visitors back to the day when front porches were for socializing and visiting with friends and neighbors. Contrast that with a Hunter Appreciation Day in November.
The hardware was not open and hadn't been for some time.


I could well imagine some of the fine foods that were once served in this cafe,


if this fine signage is any indication.  But that lock had been there for awhile it appeared.
Neat pair of doors.


While there taking this picture, standing off to the side to avoid the selfie image that was all too distracting, I could only think how could a motorcycle shop have prospered here?  Only when doing this post did it dawn on me that it is two separate words for completely different products.  Oh well, I like the name and design anyway.  I see too that I should have done a close-up of the nicely rusted door handle contrasting with the chrome lock.  


Guess I will have to go back and do that.




8 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Was it not depressing to see all these abandoned houses?

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little town hall.

Felicia said...

Oh John quit showing us all these sad pictures. Seriously maybe they need to be seen. It is so sad.

Felicia

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

When pineapples were first imported to England they were very expensive and came to be associated with wealth and hospitality; you often find carvings of them decorating the gateposts of stately homes. So a very appropriate symbol for the cafe perhaps.

AphotoAday said...

Quite a distance back in time.

Jo's World said...

Did you notice that little bench in front of the town hall? I am a walker and I just love it when I find a place where I can sit a spell. Sometimes someone will join you and you can have a little visit with a new person. So, yay, for little benches here and there.

Cheers,
Jo in MN

genie said...

You two and your travels...y'all give us some of the greatest pictures from days past. Love that town hall. It was interesting the comment about the significance of the pineapple. Blogging continues to be such a neat learning experience. genie

Randy said...

Love those cafe doors.