Wednesday, July 19, 2006

antique internet

I am sitting in Sames & Cook, once a hardware store, now a combination antique store and internet cafe, in Mount Gilead, Ohio. I had heard that the place was pretty "hip" (for a small town in the Midwest). To my delight, it is--I'm cruising the 'net on a nice iMac, just ate a BBQ pork sandwich, and I'm surrounded by interesting items. I woudn't want to own many of these things, but it is nice to see them all collected somewhere. If this weren't my home town, if I weren't already old enough for nostalgia to feel real, maybe it wouldn't be as hip. As it is, though, it makes me very happy to sit here. I hope Traverse City has such a place.


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