that shop by the corner
It’s another weekend, another opportunity to stretch my leg muscles and aggravate my back pain. I’ve finally stepped into the shop by the corner, a shop which has been around even before I was in diapers. There is not one single signboard of the store’s name in sight, none that I can recall, but it is known to everybody as Salong’s.
This door is testament to the many seasons it has endured.
The jars look familiar, I’ve seen them before. I’ve learned today that these jars are over 50 years old, maybe 60.
It’s been a long time since I’ve played with marbles, and now I know where to find replacements should I lose my marbles.
Safety pins. They come in many sizes.
I sure haven’t seen any chewing gum dispenser before…
Tin versus plastic… the vintage looking one does show more character.
Over the counter medicine, but don’t break the glass in case of an emergency headache. Some of them are much older than you or I.
Jacinto Quing, proprietor and friend who enjoys basketball and is a fan of basketball’s biggest 3 – Larry Bird, Magic Johnson & Michael Jordan. I’ll take the liberty to add Dr. J to the list and name them the fantastic four.
We spent a good hour talking about politics, the internet (yes, he is connected), basketball, Conrado de Quiros, and the big post outside his shop holding the 89-second stop light. It was a Sunday morning well spent.