Monday, January 12, 2009

Fresh Shrimp Daily (012/365)

“Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.”

Pvt. Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue (Forrest Gump 1994)

TIME: 12:37 pm
PLACE: West Main & South 11th Street
SUBJECT: Elder's Tavern

Another faded sign in my town. Before it was Elder's Tavern it was Geo. Krug Saloon. A quick Ancestry.com search reveals that George Krug was born 1n 1849 in Darmstadt, Germany and immigrated to the USA in 1864. He married his wife, Lizze in 1873. By 1880, he and his wife had four children: Lizzie, Anna, Amilia and John. By this time, he was a saloon keeper for 2 months here in town. In 1887 another, son George was born. In the 1900 census, Anna and "Milia" were still living at home. George and Lizzie's son, John, who was born in 1880, had apparently passed away as the 1900 census does not list him and the census also shows Lizzie being mother of 5 children with only 4 still living. George was still running the tavern in 1900. By the 1910 census, George had died and his wife Lizze moved to a nearby town with their youngest son George. In the 1920 census, it appears Lizzie had moved in with her oldest daughter, Lizzie and her family.

This is where I have to stop, otherwise I'd be researching all night. I love this kind of stuff!

8 comments:

sarah said...

I love it to, especially when someone else does the work for me and all I have to do is read!

Mishelle Lane said...

I love that sign, and all old signs and buildings. But today I was taking a picture of an old house and got yelled at by the "owner". It made me really sad. All I was doing was appreciating it and got yelled at (with explicatives), mind you!

Mari said...

I love this picture. There is something so cool about old signs and buildings.

Susan said...

sarah - *grin* You're welcome!

Mishelle - That stinks. Coincidentally, as I was getting out of my car to take this picture, two men yelled at me that I couldn't park there, it was a private lot. I just smiled and said I just wanted to take a picture of the sign and I would be gone in two seconds. I got their grudging approval.

Mari - I love faded signs. There are several others in town and I plan to capture them all!

Sara G said...

Great picture.

Susan said...

Sara G - Thank you for the compliment and for stopping by. I'm off to check out your pics!

breanna said...

what is it about faded signs that's so...awesome? seems like it connects us to the "old days"

Susan said...

breanna - They are awesome...I have always felt a connection when looking at them.