Friday, March 24, 2017

The Shop Around The Corner


Barn near Turtle Lake, WI

We're getting several rainy, dreary days in a row, which always makes me realize how dependent I am upon sunshine. I guess it's a good thing I don't live in England or in the Pacific Northwest. I'm posting some odds and ends of photos, some of which some of you might have already seen.


I took this pic a few years ago when I was checking out the vintage country school I attended in first and second grades. As I was backing out of the driveway, suddenly there were two little goats who appeared to want to get into the car. No kidding, they chased me down the road about a quarter of a mile! And yes, when I was far enough ahead, I stopped to quickly get this photo before hopping back into the car and speeding off. I wanted these little creatures to go home, and not be out on the road where they could get hurt!


Blue skies and the old feed mill in Stillwater, Minnesota. A grain elevator (feed mill) has such a recognizable shape here in the upper midwest and all across the Great Plains.


In case anyone has a husband who isn't interested in accompanying them on a shopping spree, I guess this is Stillwater's answer to that problem. Actually, what I liked even more than the sign was the reflection of the buildings across the street. 

Smokey, getting equal screen time

Marcia, from Birds, Blooms, & Books blog, mentioned in a comment on my Wednesday's post that the movie 'You've Got Mail' is a remake of the old 'The Shop Around The Corner' with Jimmy Stewart. I hadn't known that, nor had I ever seen the Stewart movie. So yesterday, Smokey and I watched 'The Shop Around The Corner.' What a cute movie!  I do like the newer one better, especially because of the group hug with the dog at the end. Of course, Jimmy Stewart was wonderful, and I think that Margaret Sullavan was just as good as Meg Ryan in the role of the charmingly confused correspondent.

Smokey and I will have to watch 'You've Got Mail' to see if she agrees with me.

Some of my favorite scenes of London
and of course my table-top street map

 Thinking of London

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32 comments:

Sylvia said...

So funny, the sign in the window to leave your husband. Mine always wants to go with me unless I tell him "I need a girls day out." I enjoyed your photo's, Judy.

Cathy said...

Those goats are adorable and so is Smokey. Love the picture of the feedmill. I think I saw one of those the other day in eastern Ohio. Hope you have a great day.

NanaDiana said...

Oh, goody! Now I have another old movie to watch. I love Jimmy Stewart and one of my very favorite movies is Harvey (about the pooka) I need to dig that out and watch it again, too...now that it is close to Easter.
Great pictures and I love the shapes of the grain barns. We don't have them around here but then we don't have the grain industry here like other parts of the state/midwest.

Hope you have a wonderful day with Smokey and Co. xo Diana

Sandra said...

where did you find The shop around the corner. I would love to see it. I love Jimmy S so much and always did. also loved Mail. and the mail box and goats is awesome. love it. about the reflection in the hubby day care, it is almost ME.. did you notice it says MadCapper? they just misspelled my name...

Artsy VaVa said...

I'm with you on needing sunshine! However, today I'm wishing for rain. The pollen is the worst it's ever been. Everyone here is suffering with headaches and sniffles. We need some rain to knock it down a bit! I hope you have a sunny weekend.

Tanna said...

Yes, thinking of London. That old grain mill is just beautiful! Glad you helped the little guys out of the road and I LOVE the spot to leave your husbands while you shop, though since I hate shopping as much as he does, I might need to stay there, too! LOL! You've Got Mail is one of my favorites, too. Have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

Marcia said...

I'm so glad you got to watch "Shop Around the Corner" to compare it to "You Got Mail". It is a bit of peek into life in those times. Jimmy Stewart is so charming too.

Love the husband day care sign.

podso said...

Now you have me interested in watching the shop around the corner. I do love you've got mail. and I'm not feeling like caps today I guess. We've spent some time in Stillwater with dear friends who used to live there. they have a pretty famous ice cream shop there don't they? I think one cone or cup could serve about ten. Have a nice weekend and hope the sun shines soon.

Dicky Bird said...

The goats were adorable. I've only been to Stillwater, MN once - but, it is a very cool little town filled with lots of antique shops and a Diners, Drive in and Dives place (food network). Yes, it is dreary out...have a good weekend.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Lovely post, Judy. Don't tell Mrs Britain about 'The Shop Around the Corner' - I'm trying to get her interested in classic rom-coms like 'Dirty Harry'. Re the goats - no kidding?? And you thought no one would notice? The idea of the Husband Day Care Centre is excellent but, whilst I hate to be smug, we've had them in the UK for years; we call them pubs.

Susie said...

Judy, I loved your photos. I like that sign about husbands too. You know how you can watch some movies over and over...well "You've Got Mail" is one of those for me. I have seen the old "Shop Around The Corner " movie also. I love feel good movies like that. Hope you are doing well and seeing some spring in your area. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Tired Teacher said...

Great photos! You can't have a school without kids.

Debbie said...

I just can't honestly believe how beautiful your photos ALWAYS are. Such an eye and sooo good. The shop around the corner had just the "feel" I love, and You've got mail is one of my favorites. Now I am going to have to find it and watch again. Enjoy your week-end!

Linda said...

It's raining here in Texas as I'm sitting here in bed propped up on pillows and making my visitation rounds! The door to the patio is open and Louis Dean brought me a cup of coffee so I am really having a good time. Loved seeing your photos! Every single one from the barn to the grain elevator to the goats to the pics from London.....well, it just made armchair travel a real delight this morning!
Wishing you some of your loved sunshine soon! I may be slightly goofy but I dearly love rainy weather!

Arlene Grimm said...

Husband Day Care!!! Oh my!! You've Got Mail is one of my all time favorite movies. I agree it is better than the original. The love story, the book store and the eye candy of NYC makes it perfect for me.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Smokey always looks so contented, Judy. She's doing well after her little surgery I see. The husband day care is cute. I wonder if they have any takers.
London....so sad. Thoughts and prayers to them and to our world. ♥

Carla from The River said...

Hi Judy,
You would have had to teach the goats at the school about the importance of not playing on the road. Just like I did with the farm cats. ;-)

The Husband Day Care .... ha, ha, ha still laughing.

I have a post ready to publish later this evening. If you have time check it out. ;-)

happywonderer.com said...

Okay...love that sign in the saloon window, too funny. This was a great series of photos you shared.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Love your photos! Enthralled with the first two.
Brenda

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Awe, two little goats who had set off to see the world and you sent them back home. ;-)
I wasn't aware of The Shop Around the Corner either but do like the remake version.
A nice variety of photos and a special nod to Smokey.

Terri D said...

Great photos. I'm so happy you have the two kitties but still sad for you all with the loss of sweet Tuppence. Those goats are so cute and you captured a great moment. Frame-able!!

Lynne said...

I love your photos . . .
Cranberry ART for sure . . .

BeachGypsy said...

Oh what AN ADORABLE picture of the sweet little goats!! I love both of those movies-- definetly 2 if my all time favorites!

Cindy said...

I do live in the Pacific Northwest and I'm desperate for sunshine!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Always love seeing the gorgeous barns there! The little goats are so sweet. Yes, we in the Pacific Northwest are sun-starved.....We've had one of the rainiest couple of months on record, too. I'm praying for London. xx Karen

Missy George said...

I love your pictures of weathered barns and mills..Speaking of weather, your dreariness is headed our way..Enjoy your weekend.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bill is a much better shopper than I am, but I wouldn't want a wives day-care like that one. (I'll wait in the car with my Kindle unless I have to try something on ;)). Loved your memories .... this country and England.... And yes, you wouldn't enjoy winter in our native corner of the Pacific Northwest. Need for sun is why we are where we are. (The sun does shine there in the summer and I'm looking forward to enjoying it before too long.)

Terra Hangen said...

I love your Sunday post from Corinthians. I am in a women's Bible study group studying Colossians and I learn a lot there. Those two kids/goats and mailbox photo is amazing, you caught the moment. The husband day care idea is so funny, practical too.

Jenny Woolf said...

That is a lovely photo of the little goats, but I would have worried about them too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is one of those photos that turns out so much better than you can hope for...with the goats, fog and mailbox open. It came together beautifully! Love the reflection in the window too and I read the sign out loud to hubby for a laugh! Hugs!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Sweet goats definitely should not be wandering the roads. Used to get TNT when I first came to Kuwait ... and since there were only a few channels to choose from at the time, I watched a lot of the old black and white movies. One of my faves is Please Don't Eat the Daisies. :) My husband loves shopping, especially if its for antiques or in old markets. I'm a Southern gal and definitely need my blue sky and sunshine.

Maggie said...

I've heard that goats will follow you home if they can, you were lucky to escape these two little ones! I didn't know about the Little Shop Around the Corner either so will check it out too, love Jimmy Stewart.
Thanks for sharing your week with us at Mosaic Monday.

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