Pioneer Museum of Alabama (Post 1 of 2) Stick Art, Doors, Grapette Soda Sign

October means Becky’s Square Photograph Challenge is back and this month is all about LINES (here). 

To start off the square challenge, I have photos from the Pioneer Museum of Alabama (website is here)

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First, square photos. 

Stick art near the check out area.

Next, the rest of the photos 

The preserved Adams General Store – lines on the ramp, porch, awning….
 Lines, rust – and more (Linked here to Thursday Doors)
Quite a pair of chairs sitting there to the left of the door. One simple and plastic – the other metal and a bit fancy… both strong and get the job done. Then  – the chair on the right has another vibe – love the variety 🙂 
lines galore….

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Those old coke bottles and the old sign with “Grapette Soda, Thirsty or Not” Reminded me of an EXCELLENT movie I watched this summer called PHOTOGRAPH.

Imitation Grape Flavor? tsk… so all the chemical use goes way back….

 

In the PHOTOGRAPH (2019) film, the topic of Campa Cola becomes part of the developing story.  

A Mumbai street photographer is pressured to get married and he quiets his grandmother by sending a photo of a customer he claims is he fiancé. However, the grandmother decides to come and meet this fiancé and so the photographer asks the customer (after he finds her) to pretend to be his future wife.  They develop a friendship and the movie does not end with a neat little bow – but you can surmise what happens.

PHOTOGRAPH was delightful…. with so many fun little social angles.

Here is an example of how Campa Cola came up:

Let's go have chai.
Chai is good.
Very good.
I've noticed,
you don't drink cola.
You always refuse cola.
You don't like it?
Remember Campa Cola?
Haan.
When I was a child,
my grandfather used to buy me
Campa Cola every day.
Then he died and they stopped
making Campa Cola.
Mm.
I don't feel like drinking
any other cola.
I understand.
Nothing wrong with that!
My father used to take us for
kulfi at the end of each month.
Now if I ever eat kulfi,
it has to be on the last day
of the month.
Otherwise, I don't.
- Let me get it.
- No, no.
You can get it tomorrow.
Tomorrow...

Read more of the script here

Hope you have a great weekend…

Be back next week with Part 2 from the Pioneer Museum of Alabama 

#prior house blog

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38 thoughts on “Pioneer Museum of Alabama (Post 1 of 2) Stick Art, Doors, Grapette Soda Sign

  1. I like the look of Adams General Store. It appears exactly how my mind would envision a general store from that time period. I don’t think I’d like Grapette soda, so I’ll pass. [Ick]

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    1. Hi TC
      That was really witty! And oh those precious facial lines are a badge of honor and fit right in with the theme of this post- but sadly our culture does not always embrace the lines of wrinkles – and not saying I like a worn and haggard look – but some lines (even if not lined) are whispers of the years lived 😊🎼

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    1. Thanks – the team there really have a passion for history and preserving it – but someone needs to get some oil on some of the wood – especially that stereo nag wheel on the old car –

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  2. I like the old-time feel of this stop you made in Alabama. I’ve never heard of Grapette Soda Yvette, but it reminds me of going along Route 66 on a trip with my folks and the Sinclair gas station advertising Orange Crush out of a metal pop bottle dispenser.

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      1. I’m glad it did Yvette – I was struck by that right away. I can remember traveling down Route 66 as a kid, and so many memories. I am going to write a post about a portion of the trip later this Fall. All you needed was a sign for “Nehi” soda at this museum.

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    1. Hi – I am not a fan of soda (and it is worse today with HFCS and other chemicals) but soda does have a place in history — like the sign— and then in the movie – the writers brought in campa cola in a way that added to plot and their Indian culture ….

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    1. Hi dan – I actually just got a photo of another “general store” from PA and it is quite different –
      But I also wonder what that would be like
      So different from our super centers and opposite of home delivery straight from warehouse –

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