Friday, June 17, 2011

Small town charm

Travelling through northern Montana means there aren't a lot of places to shop for supplies. Still, it's often amazing to find the array of goods available.

This general store, not far south of the Canadian border, had the usual -- T-shirts and hats with funny sayings, plenty of fatty snacks and watery beer. But it also had some fabulous antique furniture. The counters were glass cabinets, edged with what looked like oak. And this old cash register -- well, I had to take a picture.

I love the assortment of foods arranged around it. If you look closely towards the right, you'll see they still have a hooked stick (blue) for reaching down the cereal from the top shelf.

Prices might be a little higher than in the big-city supermarkets. But hey, the personal service and added charm make it worth it. And now, it's back to the bush.

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