The owner of Sharp's Country Store kidded me that he'd never heard of Morgantown. I replied I'd never heard of Slatyfork. We passed very few businesses on our trip through southeastern West Virginia, so in passing by this store, we decided to turn around. Are we glad we did!
I'd taken a few photos outside when Bob said, "come look at this!" Across the road there was a covered bridge with a sign that read "Sharp's Kissing Bridge". The owner told us his Uncle who gave him the land collected pictures of covered bridges. He told his nephew he always wanted a red covered bridge. The bridge was built and the uncle now rests eternally in the family plot on the other side.
Of course we had to mark the occasion with a kiss since "bridges don't talk"!. August 2012
The vintage Sharps needle advertisement in the upper left corner was purchased in the store. I was delighted to find vintage buttons and purchased, along with the needle pack, for only $6. The display cards are as sweet as the buttons!
Seems the owner was not as much into "making money" as he was meeting people and hearing their stories. He showed us these vintage "scrapbook pages" a customer gave him and said a little girl had made them many years ago. The furniture and people were fancy cut from magazines and glued to the paper. He thought they were "too nice" to throw away. I agreed!
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The antique car chippie was a gift from our friend Vija!