Friday, July 22, 2011

Small Town

Its a bit strange to be back in my home town. I haven't spent this much time here since I was coming home for holidays in college. The town is all grown up. When we moved here over thirty years ago there was one stop light, now there are a dozen or so. Lots of shops have sprung up, including a Walgreens in the center of town, and the new post office is aweful to get into and out of. But sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. The village is still dry and still one of the biggest speed traps in the state, the Manor is still beautiful, the century homes are getting close to two centuries old, Jerry is still the mailman (and still good looking!), and the snackbar at the pool still stinks to high heaven with greasy fried food. Here are a few pics of Poland:
The BACK of the new library.

The front of the new library on the other side of Yellow Creek. The library used to be a little, round, ugly building with a scary basement. There is an Underground Railroad tunnel that comes out under the bridge.

I spent most of my summers in this pool.

My parent's house.
 I'll try to take more photos and post as the weekend goes on. It is just so strange to be back, everything (except the library) seems so much smaller. Off to get another scoop of Handel's, just can't get enough of it when all St Louis seems to have is frozen custard.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to find you while searching for Poland, Ohio -- my mother grew up in Poland and I spent many wonderful summer vacations at my grandmother's house on Main Street, right near the library and bridge! I love your photos, and coincidentally, I recently blogged about Poland, too, on my blog:
    And yesterday I guest blogged again about my Poland memories at:
    So nice to meet you -- I'd love to hear what you think of my posts! Cheers, Julia Munroe Martin


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