We have an affinity for hardware stores.
Not the big box stores but the dying breed of neighborhood stores.
If we don't frequent these jewels they will fade away like so
many other neighborhood stores of the past.
This little jewel is located in San Luis Obispo.
The owners could not understand our fascination with hardware stores.
It is the nostalgia for simpler times.
It is the sweetness of growing up in a small town where people really did know your name,
where people said things like excuse me, please, thank you,
and customer service meant something.