~ All Roads Lead to Arkansas
Having lived in a variety of small 'country' towns, I can attest to the post office/country store scenario. Even if they're not actually an integral part of each other, they're usually right next door or across the street from each other. And now even the big chain stores often sell postage stamps along with groceries & pharmaceuticals.
It looks like it must have been a popular meeting place.
And a local meeting place it seems to me.
They are looking rather guilty. Wonder what their story is.
Stores like this are near extinction, just like mom&pop breakfast diners and auto garage/filling stations. Photos may be all that get preserved of small town life.
The store may look crowded, but it is crowded with social history. A great photograph.
The storekeeper sems to be scratching his head in a bemused way. Wouldn’t it be great to eavesdrop on the conversation there?
Looks like a meeting. The lone woman must have been brave.
The lone lady looks a bit uncomfortable but then they all look like they've been caught with the fingers in the candy jar. The counter man looks particularly flummoxed.
Yep, it must be Saturday night and the group is gathering!
I agree with Kristin, those men in the back look like they are up to something other than grocery shopping!
We live in a small country town which still has small personalised shops like this but I have definitely been prompted to take some photos for prsoperity