While we were up on the Cape last weekend, my sister-in-law, Ann, had a graduation party for my niece. The party was held at their house and there was a lot of hustle and bustle leading up to the event. I wanted to try to take the girls out of the house the morning of the party, so we would not be in the way.
Ann suggested a cute little store in Centerville, MA, which is just the next town over from them. I knew exactly where it was, as we had passed it many times before, but never had the opportunity to stop and go inside.
The "1856 Country Store" was such a nostalgic and cute place.....but it was very tiny. There was so much stuff in such a small space, that I could barely walk through the aisles with the girls. I was holding Reagan in my arms for fear if I let her down she would break something. I had a couple of close calls with my handbag.
The store was filled with all kinds of unique little gifts that you might expect to see on the Cape, but the girls had one thing on their minds and one thing only......
Well, they did beeline straight for all the barrels of candy, but Sarah also saw a little kitty cat in a "crate". She had to have it and it was on sale, so I caved.
Reagan on the other hand, could have cared less about the toys, she saw the wall of candy and her eyes almost popped out of her head!
I did not even attempt to try to take one picture inside the store. Not only was it very small, there were A LOT of people in there. It seems to be a popular little store in Centerville. In fact, my Mother-In-Law said that John F Kennedy frequented this place with his children when they were young:)
We barely made it to the front door before the girls were asking for a piece of candy. Once we got outside, I noticed they had two benches, so I told the girls to go ahead and sitdown, but when I looked more closely, I realized that one said "Democrats" and one said "Republicans"
Sarah did her Daddy proud and picked.....lets just say, what he would cosider the more appropriate bench.
Pat's birthday is coming up next week and I thought I would get this picture framed for him. I know this is one that he would like to have for his desk at work.
He has dreams that one day they might sit on another type of bench....as in the Supreme Court Justice so they can advocate for adoption.
I guess you never know what the future holds, but for now,
I think they just enjoy being "Penny Candy Eating Republicans".