Changing Seasons and Summer Memories

Eleven years ago this week, returning to New Jersey from a business trip to Rhode Island, I stopped by this charming little 19th century coastal community known as Watch Hill, RI. Among the shuttered and closed buildings was this Book and Tackle shop 

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At the time, I wrote of the town’s story and the unique practice of the shop,  its signage asking  patrons to simply take what thay want… and leave a payment under the door.

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Although more extensive, and unwanted development never occured, the Book and Tackle Shop, as seen to the left above, is now gone.

 

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The Seaside Merry-Go-Round stood empty, stripped of its carousel figurines and “summer glow and song.”

🙂 Thanks to Gina for the framed gift. 🙂

..As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

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About mvschulze

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3 Responses to Changing Seasons and Summer Memories

  1. disperser says:

    Looks pretty empty . . . I’m unclear; was it thriving before, or was it like now and they hoped for a boom that never happened?

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    • mvschulze says:

      It’s a quaint old time town, that pretty much closes down after each summer season. Back in 2005, there were proposals to develop condos and other developer-centric plans which would have had a detrimental effect on the charm of this special place.

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