Sunday, February 13, 2011
Yesterday I drove down to Peary to take some photos from property a reader gave me permission to visit. I'll share those photos later in the week.
Afterwards, I decided to drive down to the old Peary post office.
On the way, I was stunned to see this church, St. Matthew.
It sits on a corner at a bend in the road. I didn't remember it was here since I very rarely get this far down Potato Neck Road.
Yes, it's called Potato Neck Road. And if you've never heard of Peary, that's because the Peary post office shut down many years ago. However, to us locals it's still Peary. This road sign near the post office provides some supporting evidence.
Perhaps more shocking than having that church jump out at me was the old post office, now painted yellow...
...and sporting a string of snowflakes across the porch. (Click on the image below for a better view.)
The book I am working on compares old photos of landmarks with present day images. I remember when this was a fully functioning post office and located an excellent older photo from that time, taken from a similar angle as the first one above. So Peary Post Office will very likely make the cut for the book, even though she's currently sporting a bright yellow coat and snowflake jewelry. (Thankfully the photos in the book will be black and white.)
I'd say she's doing OK; at least she's not acting her age like so many other buildings around here.
In closing, and unrelated to the Peary area of the county, if all goes well I hope to have a special announcement tomorrow that may involve a give away, the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
Have a great day.