Sunday, December 16, 2012
Christmas in Salado! by Terry Spear
I took a lot of pictures of the old town and will share them. Hope you enjoy! My mother and I used to go there about 3 times a year--it was our favorite place to see. I haven't been back since she died three years ago. Just couldn't do it. I did miss being with her when I went with my friend, and sharing the joy of visiting the various shops that we always enjoyed. But my friend, Debbie, was just as interested in all the old architecture, so we walked all over Salado for about 6 hours! Had a blast!
This is a picture of one of my favorite shops to visit. Notice the flowering plant in the courtyard despite it being December? Yep...with 70-80 degree temps, no wonder!
This is actually a long building full of individual shops. My mother and I had considered renting space at one time, but you had to work the shop also, and since we lived 45 minutes away, we were afraid during bad weather and whatnot, we wouldn't make it down sometimes. But it could have been fun. They had some neat looking homes for sale down there also. Haunted maybe???
Such is "progress."
So many of the stores we loved are gone--Sir Wigglesworth even carried my teddy bears for some years.
Have you ever been somewhere that everything has changed like that and you feel you're no longer in that same place?
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