Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Old Post Offices


This is an old post office which is on the way to my brother's cabin. Kind of strange to think that this once was a thriving post office. It's not very big at all. Most of the old post offices like that have closed up and are no longer in use, like this one. I like to see those little tiny buildings and think about the folks that used to stop there to get their mail and visit for a while. When I was a kid we used to get ours at a post office that was located inside the grocery store. They just used a small corner of it for an official post office part. It was a central place for people to sit and drink a Coca-cola and catch up on the news.



This one is Popularville, KY.

19 Comments:

Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

Thanks for this nice post Rachel, it took back a few years.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

What a cute, quaint little building. I love it!

8:57 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

You gave us a nice memory. I like these old buildings. I think a few were jails.

When we go east or west from here there are a lot of old POs. Some are still in use.

My favorite is Cut-n-Shoot, Texas. It is just a few miles east of Conroe. Population is around 1200. I can get a picture of it.
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9:29 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Rachel, most kalaches don't have sauerkraut. These were the first ones I ever had like that.
Look at the bakery items on the blog entry link.
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7:50 AM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Popularville ain't as popular as it once was. Great photos.

7:57 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I love this little red building. It is very sad that these Post Offices don't exist anymore...certainly for the convenience, but most especially because of it being a social meeting place as well as a Post Office. Progress? I don't think so.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

I like this beautiful building. It's looks like a movie's post offices to me!

3:10 PM  
Blogger Britmum said...

I love it. Its just wonderful to see. I love seeing what life was like. That is so neat. Thanks for sharing that.

Take care

3:21 PM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

up by my mom's they still have a small post office.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

You always post such cool pictures! I guess I ought to carry my camera with me more ;) Have a blessed weekend Rachel!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Cool beans! I love old buildings...so many things to photograph around them.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Cool. Very cool! Like it!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Rachel, that is just too cool. I really enjoyed this post.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Rachel
I love old building like that. Every time I see one I get wondering about the people who worked there, what was going on at the time, etc.
Great picture.
Ralph

6:55 AM  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

That's a great little post office building...I love to take pictures of those old post offices...Some are still in use, believe it or not.

On one of our trips we stopped at a restaurant to get some breakfast and in the middle of our ordering, the waitress said,
"just a minute I'll be right back. Let me take care of this customer."
She went over to a door with bars, unlocked it, put on a postal workers hat and went over to a window opening where she sold a lady some stamps...the waitress then locked the door and came and finished taking our order. She also was the cook. This was just last summer...so they still have post offices inside stores & restaurants in small towns across America.

5:37 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hey Rachel...Thanks so much for all your kind words...it is so encouraging. It means a lot to me, my dear...
Wish I could visit some of these wonderful places you write about and post photo's about, too...Like this wonderful old Post Office.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Dav said...

Like the blog. I'm going to link to you, if that's alright.
Dav

4:46 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Wow...I love the photo! Sometimes I wish we could back to a simpler life such as that. Thank you for sharing!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Very interesting. Like you, I like to imagine the goings on of the people who came and went there.

6:32 PM  

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