I visited my hometown today ~ Bucyrus, Ohio, population 13,000, known as "The Bratwurst Capital of the World," for its' annual Bratwurst Festival each August. It was a quintessential small Midwest town in the 50s and 60s, where we didn't lock our doors and played outside 'til dusk in the summertime. I haven't lived there in over 30 years, and my parents have both passed on, so it's always nostalgic going there ~ but in a good way. Here's a photo of the outside of my parents' former home.
The following photos are of a mural painted on the side of a building at the town square. What used to be an empty parking lot has been transformed into a park-like area with fountains, benches, and rose bushes. The centerpiece is the mural painted by artist Eric Grohe. It depicts the town square as it was in the early 1900s and about 80 local citizens posed for figures in the mural.
Notice the couple at the top of the courthouse steps that just got married and are getting their photo taken!
In this one, you can see one neighbor borrowing a cup of sugar or flour from another!
The following goodies were in one of the downtown shops - so many gorgeous things for Autumn. This shop is housed in what we used to call the "dime store" when we were kids! I can assure you, nothing in here costs only a dime now!!
For more about artist Eric Grohe, click HERE. Until next time, have a great week!
Linking this to Outdoor Wednesday on A Southern Daydreamer!