Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ok  it's suddenly turned cold. There are times I think about living in a warmer climate. Now in reality I'm not going anywhere, but when the temperature is at 20 degrees there is little incentive  to go out unless you really have to though I understand it will get much colder in a couple of days.

Lets see now, we are going through a minor remodel at work. It seems to be a more behind scenes update. I was there in 2007 when they did a major remodel. This building used to be a horse drawn trolley car house from 1863 until 1893 when they went electric. As they tore up the floor you could see remnants of trolley tracks. In the basement half the building was horse stalls, the other a maintenance area.

In the early 1930's it became the Big Bear Supermarket and about twenty years later we, (Star) moved in. This is the exterior present day right across the street from the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

I've worked in many stores over the last, near, 46 years but this was always my favorite. It used to be the highest grossing store in the chain but that was twenty years ago. The pictures below are from the 2007 remodel but it looks the same now. It's always been a favorite store. I remember seeing Julia Child there back in the '80s. She lived nearby in Cambridge.

That's where I work. 


Arlene is doing very well. We were discussing our next trip to you know where. We only got to go once this passed year and that little island has become part of our lives. If I had the money we would move there.

Well I've got a date with a cloths dryer.
I'm outta here.


  1. Trying to comment here by my Kindle.. Staying inside at 6 degrees today.Store looks so nice. Most here have the aisles so cluttered you can't get by very well.Glad to hear Arlene is better.Stay warm and well.. Merry Christmas!!🎄🎄🎄🎄

  2. I wouldn't know where to start in a store like that! What selections! It makes me wonder how everything stays so fresh and what happens when produce gets old and hasn't sold. We are having 45mph gusts now and below 20° - tomorrow is supposed to be colder. Ah! Winter!

  3. Boston Boy, My daughter took on an extra job at a make some money to help pay down her debt. It's called Martin's. She talks like it's fun and crazy too. I tell her to smile , because she does not know what kind of day someone else is having. I know you and Arlene would be in heaven if you could move the Vineyard. :):) It will be a fun thing to help you thru this sit around planning your next trip. I wish you both the a very Merry Christmas . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. That is one fabulous store sure plenty of choice there. Loved seeing where you worked Pail. Also it is good to Arlene is on the mend . Wishing you both and joy over the Christmas Festive season.