Saturday, November 21, 2015

I Appreciate You, Old

Some people prefer spending their time in the newer part of town.  Not me.  Oh, I like to visit the malls and theatres sometimes, but the older parts of towns with their history and charm have always pleased and welcomed me more.  Some of my fondest memories happened in the older parts of my town; meeting my brothers and sister for lunch, running into an old friend that was dear to my mom and dad, and the warm smiles when I pass through streets that have been there for 100 years.

Old downtown festivities
 
 
Old parks
 
 
Old streets
 
 
Old sweet shops
 
 
Old country roads
 
 
Old trees
 
 
Old churches with old
rose bushes
 
 
Old restaurants that serve
the best Chinese food
 
 
Old charming houses
 
 
Yes, the new is fun and exciting,
but the old captivates me,
and it has stolen
my heart with its comforting
and gentle manner.
 
~Sheri
 

34 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Interesting photos, and that's a nice quote. Greetings!

ANNE said...

I love the history,character and beauty of the "old". So much more interesting!!

Susie said...

Sheri, I love the old parts of town too. I do not like too much change to our little town. Seeing old friends is the best part. Blessings for a great weekend, love you, Susie
p.s. it's snowing here. I will post a picture just for you tomorrow.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh Yes!!!!!!!

Thank you for sharing some of "your old"... Around where you live.

Hugs, Tessa

Geneva said...

Sheri, we love the "old" too. Just as you expressed, there is such a gentle charm. Loved seeing your pictures!
Blessings!!!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful post

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri oh me too! One of the reasons I adore living in Philadelphia so much. Old quaint towns and cities echo the history and have undeniable charm. Your share of photos leave me with a deep appreciation of historic buildings and towns built by amazing craftsmen.
Gorgeous share.
xoxo

Attic Clutter said...

HA--funny I too like the old stuff Sheri
maybe because I am old too
....... and love the charm & character..memories? all the above..
Hugs,Patty

Barbara Lilian said...

hello Sheri, what a lovely set of photos. The old twisted trees are my favourite.

Lily Bets said...

You would love the european cities, the traditional ones, I do love trees too.Nice day, Tiziana.

Linda said...

Your photos are lovely, Sheri! Thank you so much for sharing this tour!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm with you, Sheri! I love the charm of old towns. In my opinion, we don't need more shopping malls. I love how some areas are revitalizing old warehouses into shops and bistros. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. The rose is beautiful! ♥

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sheri,
You have said this all beautifully! Old is the new "in," as far as I am concerned. I savour faces with laugh lines, my Mother's old kitchen table, my old dishes and yes we even have tried as hard as we could to make our new home feel old and worn. Respecting and cherishing things with maturity is a beautiful thing.
Love,
Jemma

It's me said...

Happy sunday from an old woman from far away....love Ria x

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful photo's Sherri. I like going to the older parts of a town also. Seeing all the old tress and beautiful homes and wonder who lives there.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Mary

Susan said...

Yes, dear Sheri. I think older is definitely better. (That goes for me, too. ha haha) Susan

Aida said...

I can relate to that my dear friend. I prefer everything old, I think they have history which captures our hearts like no other new things have.

Your images are so clear and so vivid.

Hope you have a good weekend Sheri.

Hugs,
Aida

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥hello my dear friend! So beautiful photos! Happy Sunday!♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OLD has history. Like people, older structures and establishments almost have a sort of wisdom that you can rely on, at least to bring back good memories. Sheri, I agree with you. With the many old villages here where I live, Ruben and I love to peruse them and pretend we are in a fairytale.

Enjoy the stillness of the day dearest friend.

francis said...

By reading your blogpost I realised I have to get out more because I love the old parts too.
My daugther Anna lives in a beautiful part of our town .
It's like a smal village , the shops are so beautiful overthere .
Thank you for reminding me .
have a wonderful new week .

Lowcarb team member said...

Could Old also mean History? I think so ... and so many older things and places provide us with memories, some to cherish others to forget. But Old is part of our life.
Yes, we also should make room for the New ... new seasons, new experiences.
Life is a gift for both.

May you enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a blessed week ahead.

ALl the best Jan

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This is really stunning dear! Hope you have an awesome new week.

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Karen said...

Beautiful sentiments and scenes, Sheri! Old places that bring back happy memories. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Things and Thoughts said...

Old parts keep a unique charme, that is for sure. I also appreciate them a lot!
Have a great week ahead sweet girls!
Olympia

Kerri said...

Oh me too, I love old. I suppose thats why I love Europe so much, here in USA everything is constantly being torn down to "make new"

Hope you have a wonderful week!
xoxo
Kerri

Carla from The River said...

Hello Sheri,
I like the old too. I agree with Kerri above. The United States seems to always be tearing down and building new. I am happy for the historic parts of town.
I will be taking a blog break, I wanted to stop in and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Carla

Merlesworld said...

Anything old has stood the test of time, the new is alway a bit to bright and showy.
Merle..............

Doreen@househoneys said...

Old towns are like old people...lots of history and a story or two to tell, not to mention a lot of character. ;).

If only the new buildings could be made with the same attention to detail and craftsmanship as the old, but sadly, I don't think we will ever witness that again. All we can do is appreciate and preserve what's left.

Imogen said...

I agree with you- I love all the stories and the character.

Patty Patterson said...

I like old things, too. Don't you just wish they could talk? But maybe the fact that they can't is what fascinates me. They make me wonder. They make me question where they have been and whose lives they have touched and wonder whether they have been treasured or taken for granted. Perhaps it's the story they can't tell that intrigues me?

Gypsy Heart said...

I totally agree with you ~ just such character and charm in the old. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

xo
Pat

Holly said...

Hello Sheri, sorry I'm late in visiting you've been in my thoughts and prayers.I agree whole heartily about the authentic established parts of cities, they hold so much charm and different energy. More rain is on the way. Happy Thanksgiving week, may it be productive and restful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had such fun reading your post....I wish I had written it with you! What a perfect way to look at life! Sweet hugs, Diane

Lucy martin said...

Hi Sheri, Couldn't agree more...nothing like the old, for real comfort!
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you too...xo