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Wednesday morning we went into Hidalgo to hang out at my uncle’s hardware store for a little while. Appropriately enough, it’s called Bob’s Hardware and is the only business in the town of 150. In the back he has a fix-it shop with items left from the previous shop owners and probably date back to the 1940s.
Then we saw my uncle off as he began his rounds as the postman. Yep, he does that too.
Then we went into Greenup for anther delicious lunch at the Candy Kitchen and a visit to the Historical Society. They have nice exhibits on local history including military uniforms and records, a Victorian parlor, childhood toys, American Indian arrowheads and a restored train depot.
We stopped in at the fair for a few more harness races.