Jessie and I had a busy day yesterday. We were up at the crack of dawn, had breakfast at Chick-fil-A, and met Jim’s mom to head to Oneonta for the day. Had a great day shopping in the business district and rode around looking at different houses. We ate lunch at Miller Drug Soda Shop. It’s one of those “old time” type soda shops that have had all of the original interior re-done so that it looks like something out of the 50’s.
The restaurant is only part of building, the other two sections are a gift shop and a pharmacy. I was looking around in the gift shop and spoke with the lady who ran it — it so happened that she knew my brother and loved only a couple of doors down from him. hehe, so she was nice enough to give me directions to his house. I had called him Friday and asked if he would be in town, and wanted to drop in to see him.
So we finished up shopping and browsing and I called Jeremy to let him know we were on our way over to invade his house. *g* He has a lovely home, built in the 20’s and restored by previous owners. From what Jeremy tells me, it was formerly owned by one of the city DA’s. I told him that we should start having our family Christmas gatherings up there. It felt good to see him doing so well. We talked about our folks and he asked about things going on with me and Jim, so it was good to be able to sit down and talk to him — something we hadn’t done in a long time.
I just hate that it’s so far north of us, or I’d visit more often. I loved the town, and honestly wouldn’t mind living in a place like that. Oneonta reminds me of “small town life” and of the type of things I enjoyed about growing up in Corner.
Maybe someday, but not now …