An Old Fashioned Country Store in New England

Our new cover photo for our Facebook page and Facebook group is of a framed print I have that is not for sale.

John loved the idea of having an old-fashioned gathering place for men to hang out and shoot the breeze and tell stories… along with a classic “Liar’s Bench” from which any odd, strange and curious yarns could be told.  He was one of those immensely talented people who could spin tales for hours, with perfect timing and eliciting gasps of “No Kidding!”.  I’d often groan of course (isn’t that a wife’s job?), but truly loved to listen to him.

Every time I got a bench into the shop, though, it sold almost immediately.  I’ll keep this print as a reminder of … many things. (The store keeper in the back even looks a bit like John.  He had the blonde hair and mustache, although no beard in his later years.)

I’ll have to check more closely to find the artist’s name and possibly obtain more copies of this print for those who love the nostalgia.

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NOTE:  Our 14,000 books, plus maps, sheet music and art are now available primarily on-line (with local delivery in the Auburn, Maine area available), while some of our vintage, antique and other inventory can be found at the Undercover Antique Mall in Oxford.  We are booth number 56.

We also plan to exhibit at various flea markets whenever time allows.  As soon as we nail down schedules, we’ll post them on here!

FMI:  https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-hours/ 

Thank you to everyone who has supported us since August of 2014!

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.

He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.  Johnny was an avid reader, who loved the feel of real books in his hands… history was his forte, but in true Renaissance Man fashion, John knew a lot about a great many subjects.  He would often be so fascinated by a book he was reading that he would excitedly read aloud passages to me, so we could discuss the ideas contained therein.

He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at https://warrior-project.org, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

Help support The Grief Warrior Project, a suicide prevention and grief support organization by making purchases from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps.  All profits (after expenses) go to helping us help others.  I’m also a volunteer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

(Please Note: The Grief Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 2001.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)

Follow our blog at https://warrior-project.org, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

 

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