Friday, January 21, 2011

MY HOME TOWN

I found this picture of the main street
of my home town, Nevada City, California
in the Nevada Union newspaper on line.
I am not sure what year this was taken but
it brought back many memories of my 18
years of living and growing up in a small
gold mining town. It was a safe and wonderful
place to live we were able to walk the streets
by ourselves and not be afraid of being harmed
like kids are today. The building at the top
right was the movie theater where I saw many
movie. The building down from the theater was
the Purity Grocery Store where my mother did
her shopping. I attended the elementary school
(which I read in the paper on line that they are
thinking of tearing down and building a new Court
House. I believe they should leave it alone many
people have wonderful memories of attending a
school with the same classmates for 8 years. Since
I married and moved away there have been many
changes but it is still a quaint small town many of
of the buildings are now artist stores and antique
stores. I remember going to the butcher shop for my
mother and the butcher would always give me a
hot dog to eat on the way home. I remember
attending mass and Father Gabriella would
stop by the house and have a glass of wine with
my father. I remember the 4Th of July parades
held every other year, the contest they had for
the kids and the year I won 5 silver dollars. I
miss my mother and the homemade raviolis
she use to make every Christmas and Easter.
I miss my dad (who worked in the gold mines)
and the stories he would tell of all the different
things he did in his life. I remember every
summer we would spend our days at the city
swimming pool. Winter would bring snow
and I remember sledding down our street and
the hill across the street from where we lived.
Growing up in this wonderful small town will
always hold a special place in my heart. Click
on picture to make it larger.

4 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I was just there 2 years ago girl..I oved the antique shops the best..We left there and went to Grass Valley fun day for Len and Me..we live about 1 1/2 hours from there..Thanks for sharing girl..Have a GREAT weekend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Deann said...

What wonderful memories! It's always fun to hear about your life growing up. I know Nevada City will always hold a special place in your heart... maybe you and Dad should think about making another trip back out there!

Pat aka Posh said...

Hi.. it's me Pat/Posh.. thanks for your concern.. I'm fine.. just been real busy lately with hardly time to turn around let along post a blog..
Hope you're well too.
((hugs))

Anne said...

Aww. Sounds like a wonderful place to grow up at. All of your stories sound so nice. Thanks for sharing.