Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Sad Day

Remember back before Christmas some of us did postings about the towns we live in?

Sunday night, just about the time mom and dad were heading to bed we heard fire engines!
We live close to a very busy street and there are accidents every once in awhile. Mom and dad assumed that there had been another accident and the fire truck was going to hose the gasoline off the road. NOPE! The next morning, mom was heading out to run errands and she heard on the radio - not more than 30 seconds before she witnessed it - that our beloved Northford Store had burned! Thank goodness for the radio warning or mom would have run off the road in shock!

This is our cute little country grocery store in the autumn and now it's burned to the ground! We are devastated to say the least!

Mom and dad have lived in Northford for over 30 years! They moved to this town when mom was 9 months pregnant with my sister, Missy, so this store has been a part of our lives for many years and now it's gone - forever gone!

The taller portion of the building that you can see in the back was built 138 years ago and when mom and dad first moved to town, the addition in the front hadn't been built yet and you actually shopped in the old portion of the store and walked on wooden floors! It was like an old time general store and it was so awesome!

So a part of Northford's history has also been destroyed and this is so sad! The owner says that the store will be rebuilt but it can never be the same - you can't replace history! The cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet. The fire marshall is still hard at work on the case!

On a happier note~

Dad and his buddies left on a 4 day mini-vacation this morning and we're hoping that mom has lots of fun adventures planned for us! You already know that mom eats stoopid stuff when dad is away so we're hoping that she will be preparing all sorts of junk food meals and sharing with us bigtime!

We're in luck tonight! Guess what's for dinner?

While mom was busy preparing the waffles, we were scootching around!

And as promised, mom did share with us! You stay over there, Mitch! This forkfull is mine!

Awesome dinner, mom! Wonder what's for dinner tomorrow?!

So until next time...............

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Asta said...

Maggie andMitch

I'm so sowwy about youw stowe, that is indeed sad, and you'we wight, no mattew how they webuild it, it's not the same..

I'm gald you'w Mom made you that yummie waffle to make you feel bettew..hope youw Dad has a gweat time
smoochie kisses,Asta

Gus said...
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Gus said...

It is very sad that your store burned down, and we hope no one was hurt.

We love it when dad leaves town - All rules are off!


Agatha and Archie said...

We are sorry about your store,that is so sad. We can not believe you got waffles..AND ON A FORK!!! Your Mom ROCKS!!! Love A+A

Bogart H. Devil said...

So sad about the store... but YUMMO on the waffles!


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Mags...
That is so eyes are getting a little wet just thinking about it! I hope no hooman was hurt...but you are right it never will be the same.

That's really cool that you and your Mom are gonna have some special pup time and what's even better are the cool snackies - W00t to that!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Stanley said...

Maggsie, I'm so sorry about your store. That is a big bummer. Please give your mama a big goober smooch of comfort for me, okay?

Now, about that waffle... I think I'm in LOVE with your mama. Maybe I could come stay with you guys for awhile, do ya think? Whenever my girl eats breakfast for dinner I always know I'm gonna get me something good! That waffle almost jumped right off the pooter screen into my mouth!

Goober love & smooches,

Mack said...

Oh that is so very sad about the store. When you've lived with something for that long, it kinda becomes part of the family!

Urban Smoothie Read said...

so sad to hear about the burnt down of the grocery store...

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear. I'm so sorry to hear about the store... I hope no one was hurt

Yeah for the yummy waffles. :)
So what did you doggies had for dinner?

~ Girl girl

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Sure is sad to know about the store! It will never be the same!
You two are so lucky! Waffles! You have no idea how much I miss eating waffles and pancakes!
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Didn't you guys have a pic of that store on ur blog last fall?? We seem to remember're right. It's hard to replace something that was so old like that!

We loved the pics that Miss Barbara did of you both look adorable!

Have you noticed how much Mitch and Babystan look alike???

Barkin' at ya...

Southbaygirl said...

Those waffles look so yummy! Did mom give you an entire waffle?

By the way, mom isn't fast enough with her phone or camera to take a picture of the bunnies-they are so fast!


Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, that's such devastating news for you guys & everyone else who have been living in that area for a loooong time! I wonder what caused it to burn down? At least they will be rebuilding it but ofcourse, it will never be the same Northford Store that it used to be...

Wow, those waffles are nice! You lucky fellas...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lacy said...

woofies Maggie and Mitch, dat iz so sad bout dat little store..and u iz rite it will never b the same when dey rebuild....ur mom wuz so sweet to give ya dat waffle to help u feel betters...

b safe,

Moco said...

It is sad about the store. I hope it wasn't set on purpose.
That waffle looks good. We have never had a waffle. I don't even think there is a waffle maker in our house.

Josh and Jessie said...

Oh no! That's so sad about your store. Hopefully nobody got hurt :(
You'll have to be extra nice to your Mom today!!
Josh and Jess

Cassidy said...

Sad news about the lovely village store.

THat waffle looks yummy. You two be so lucky. Mummy and daddy never share food with us, greedy piggies!

Cassidy x

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no Maggie & Mitch that is such a real shame about the store. Hopefully they can rebuild it in the same style at least.
In the 1950's a big fire went through our town which had loads of houses built around 1910. They were replaced with 50's & 60's cottages so we lost many grand houses...such a pity.
You two look after your pinky while your dads away.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Simba and Jazzi said...

That is so sad the store burnt down. If your Mummy is anything like mine dinner will a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates.

Simba x

umekotyan said...

Good evening m & m.
A fire is sad.
Beware of fire is not forgotten.
And, ..seeming waffle delicious...
I want also to eat.

from loved ume tyan

Patience-please said...

Oh so very very sad about the store. I wonder if the owner would like to get your fabulous photo of it from the autumn?

Oh how our servant smiled at those beautiful eyes waiting for the waffle!!!

fun wags from the whippets

the many Bs said...

hi kiddos, we are so sorry about your store burning. that's so sad. we hope that there will be a nice new store there, but we know it can't replace the old historic one.

we sure do like to look at those waffles though. you guys sure do eat well.!


Lady Kaos said...

That's so sad that building burned down. This summer a place called DeWeese lodge burned down in my town. Mom was really sad because she's lived here about 15 years and she's always wanted to see in the building and the people that just bought had just finished renovating it to turn it into a bed and breakfast and were actually away shopping for furniture to furnish it. The people said they're going to rebuild it, too, but it won't be the same. The building was also over 100 years old and president Roosevelt had stayed in it!
You're so lucky! When my Dad goes away fro awhile, mom eats veggies because Dad doesn't like veggies so when Dad is gone, Mom gets her veggie fix. i'm going to make sure she reads your blog so she knows what she's supposed to eat!

BenTheRotti said...

Oh goodness, what terrible news :(
I hope no-one was hurt, but you are right, history cannot be rebuilt so it is very sad for your town :(
My Dad leaves for a 4 day camping and fishing trip on the 21st with his buddies so i'm looking forward to seeing what Mum has planned for me and the little beans, hope you have lots of fun time with your Mom while your Dad is away and don't miss him too much.

Those waffles look completely scrumptious.. I'm going to go nibble Mum's arm and see if i can't persuade her to make me some :)

love, licks and tail wags,

Ben xxxx

Petra said...

Oh, those pictures make me very sad. This is a devastating loss.

I have never seen a waffle but they are making me drool!

Anonymous said...

It's so sad when an old landmark is destroyed - it can never be replaced.
On Christmas Eve morning, we had a similar kind of fire in our town - one of the old landmark restaurants went up in flames and the 60 mph winds threatened to take out the whole side of the street's businesses. It had such character with it's sloping floors, old rafters and all. It's so empty and weird looking now. The whole downtown is an historical district; they're going to try to rebuild it, but the old woodwork, etc can't really be replaced. We're sure it's the same with your old store.
Abby & Rosie

Putter said...

Hi Maggie!

WHAT SAD NEWS about the Northford Store! That was a lovely store -- ME and Mom went there once on our way to visit you! We can't believe it is gone now:( Those waffles surest ever look deliciousest ever! :) Talk to you soonest!


Putter ...:)

The Army of Four said...

How sad! I hope no one was hurt!
PS: Your mom actually SHARES her waffles with you?!!? Oh, wow. I need to talk to my mom about this! We're being abused!!!

Deetz said...

Awe, I am so sorry to hear about that building burning. How sad that is. Those waffles looked very yummy and it was kind of your mum to share with you. You are so cute.

Clover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

So sorry to hear about the store in your town. It is always really sad when things like that happen.

Hope your dad is having fun while he is away!

Love Clover xo

Princess Patches said...

We are glad no one was hurt, but that's just awful about the store! We have a restaurant, here, that used to be a house. It was built some time in the early 1800's. Last year, it burned down and even though they tried to make it look the same when they rebuilt it, somehow it just isn't quite the same! Glad you got some waffles! I bet they were pawsome!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

William Tell said...

How very tragic to lose your quaint country store with all its history! I'll bet when it's rebuilt, the owners would love a framed print of the photo you took of it earlier.

William Tell

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!

Oh now! The fire looks awful! No one was hurt, were they? We sure hope not!

You both are so cool and so much like us. Everytime Paul goes away on business Jen lets us eat all kinds of great cuisine (she SAYS it is junk but we think it is an epicurian delight!) AND...she lets us sleep on the bed with her.

Now don't get us wrong...we love Paul! Yes we do~! But it is a special kind of fun when he's gone. WOOF WOOF!

Your buddies,
Gabe and 'Bella the Newfoundlands

Dexter said...

Its sad that your store burned down. I hope nobody was hurt.

Your Momma sure knows how to party when Dad is away. Maggie, you are so dainty eating off the fork and everything.


The Black and Tans. said...

It is a great shame you have lost your local store. We are just so pleased nobody was hurt.

You are lucky to share your Mum's food, we never get anything like that!!

Molly and Taffy

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is really sad when you loose a piece of history.
Were those waffles good? They sure look like it..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Joe Stains said...

That is very sad that you lost such a wonderful store and such an old building. BUT we are not sad that you got to eat some of that delicious looking waffle. We hope your Dad has a great time!

Faya said...

It is so sad for the village to loose the store.... It was so lovely....Your waffle looks as good as Véronique's one ! No Nutella ?
Kisses, Faya

i said...

Sorry to hear about the store. Such a lovely store too. Hope no one was hurt though.

Ooh, waffles! Yummy! *LS pushing Happy off before she drools on the keyboard*

The Thuglets said...

Gosh..we are sorry to here about the store.

Those waffles look just daleicious ..we shall put in a request for some immediately!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Ivy said...

oh how sad about the cool old store! i wish that everything that we love would stay around forever. i am glad that nopeepol and nodogs got hurt in the fire. that is something good!

i hope you get yummy waffles every nite! i haf never had them but they look soooo good!

i luv all your paintings by miss barbara. they are sooo good and she is so talented!

luv ivy

The Zoo Crew said...

those waffles look seriously yummy!

Lucy Lu

Anonymous said...

Oh no M & M... I am so sorry to read about that store burning to the ground. Did they figure out what happened?

Mojo, Digger and family said...

It's such a shock when something like this fire happens. Suddenly something that has been there for generations and part of the fabric of daily life goes missing. I hope no-one was hurt.

Mum and I always end up drooling after visiting your blog. WAFFLES! MMMMmmmmmm.


Maya and Kena said...

Hi M&M,
We're so sorry to hear about the store your humans loved... it's amazing when you see something burned down that used to be a part of your life. We're just glad you guys and your family are ok!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena
PS. Sorry we haven't commented fur a while!