This is a picture looking in through the store front window to my Great-Grandfather's store.
My Great-Grandfather John H. Tillotson (my mother's grandfather) owned and operated a mom & pop store in Ogden, UT back during the Depression. This picture has peaked my curiosity and I want to lean more about his endeavor. I do remember hearing how generous and kind he and my great-grandmother were. They frequently gave food to those who could not afford to buy it.
I feel a connection.
I am told my great-grandfather would spend hours arranging the food in his front window. He wanted it to look perfect. Gee, must run in the family. Shain and I also spend a good amount of time (sometimes too much time) making sure the food we sell looks great. We are very particular and want to only give the best looking produce to our customers. I've also been known to spend a good amount of effort, time and consideration when setting up our produce stand at the farmers market. I want it to look perfect. And I'm told it looks pretty good. A lot.
This picture makes me smile. Notice the Tillotson's name on the window. Notice the artistically placed produce. Notice the sign "Where Every-thing's Good To Eat". Notice the small little "s" added at the end of "Every-thing" as though it was an after thought. As my mother says "He was so cute!"