Papas World – The life in a small town.

Now that I am old or older –

I guess when we hide the eggs –

we hope in time we shall see them once again.

The same is true – as we age – that once again –

through memory – we can still see into the past!

Today – in this picture – I see much of my past.

For this building was just down the street from where I grew up.

At that time – it was Slavin’s Furniture store

Today – it part or the WWII museum –

and if you have not been there

It is fantastic! It is in a very small town in Eldred Pa. 16731!

Just to the left is the corner of the building.

And the wall came out far enough – that you could sit there and not be seen!

It became my fortress of solitude back then!

I was young – 7 or 8 years old.

Sometimes I would be by myself -and this is where I would go.

Sit in the dirt – back against the wall

And play jacks –

And wonder what the World looked like

Back at that time – I thought it ended just down the road!

Other times – we -my brother and I –

Would sneak out back of this store

for that is where they put the large – card board boxes

The ones that stoves – washers and dryers came in

And at that time they were waxed!

Which made them real slippery

to ride down the grass on the hill across from our house!

Today – I remember – growing up – memories.

I grew up in a small town where everyone new who you were!

Thank you for reading Papa’s World


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