Once Upon a Time...
Once upon a time there was a great little roadside farm stand not too far from my house--actually, it was right on one of the routes I could take to get to town. It had been there for years and years. They sold the most amazing produce. I stopped there at least every other day throughout the summer and well into the Fall.
They grew their own corn and I have never tasted better corn on the cob than theirs.
Well, once upon a time there was a storm, unlike any that had hit our area before. It rained and rained and the floods came and the waters rose and continued to rise until--devastation and destruction. Some homes were lost, others were seriously damaged, one person lost his life and Pine's Farm stand was destroyed.
You might be thinking, "well, it's only a farm stand and compared to the homes and the one life that was lost, it's a small thing in the big scheme". You're right. But....it was an icon. One that used to draw people from miles around, and it was, after all, the livelihood of the family that owned it.
So even after all theses years, I still miss it. Others do too. Every spring you'll hear someone say, "gee, I wish Pine's was still around". This spring was no different.