Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A NEW SCITUATION ...?

                             

Today I made a Pilgrimage to Scituate, the small New England Fishing Village where I grew up, on the South Shore of Massachusetts.  Scituate has a long history when it comes to pilgrimages.  The town was established by a group of Pilgrim settlers in 1639 as part of Plymouth County.  The word "Scituate" is an Indian word which, literally translated, means "Cold Water" and, indeed, I used to think everyone here was "all wet."  Today, however, I see things differently.  The quaint harbor, the tree-lined streets, the history-everywhere-you-look all seem intoxicating.  Scituate has changed very little over the years, except for what many consider to be the "appalling" addition of some Condos by the Harbor.  What next ... a Starbucks?!? 

7 comments:

gazker said...

That IS the local Starbucks! First the light bulb went, then the door needed replacing, paint work done............ See what I mean? Standards, STANDARDS!
Gaz ;-)

beckiepainton said...

its always  nice to go home, its good that little has changed.Beckie x

ab45yui said...

LOL, such a situation became the topic of our little town too.  They renovated the old courthouse in the center of town and the newspaper article posted about Old and New - is it a good thing together?  Quite frankly, I think it looks stupid and I'd like to slap the final approval authority for making it happen, lol.  It also cost about $2M, rediculous for what?  A entry way that looks like you're going into a mall now.  Ick.  I'll have to take a photo at some point and send to you.  Beautiful photo though, looks peaceful.

mpnaz58 said...

Egads, no, not a Starbucks!!  (Really, they don't have a Starbucks??  How rude!)  So, how you getting your half caff fix!!??
xoxo ~Myra

stupidsheetguy said...

Do I sense a franchise opportunity?

cnstarsbabee said...

Very nice history lesson! I love learning! I had no idea scituation was even a real word. Enjoy your visit home...
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tenyearnap said...

You are making me miss my New England fishing village! --Cin