Thursday, December 11, 2014

Good Fences: "Who Moved My Ladder"

It's all in good fun. Look closely because this is a stuffed version of a man and the scene is staged. Hubby and I found this barn during our fall foliage trip in the mountains of West Virginia. The barn is part of the Sharp's Country Store Complex in Slatyfork, West Virginia.

The general store first opened in 1884 by L.D. Sharp. Today Sharp's Country Store is owned and operated by Tom Shipley. L. D. Sharp was his great grandfather.

This little car sitting out in front of the store with its fake wind-up gear in the back just made me smile. It is a 1940 Bantam Midget. It was made by the American Bantam Car Company of Butler, Pennsylvania.
This particular car was formerly used in the Shrine Circus by the clown Roland Reeves. Top speed is claimed to be 50 mph. From what I saw the day I was there I feel sure it has to be pushed to where they want it to sit.
I'll have another find from the Sharp's for next week's Good Fences.
 
Linking to Good Fences.

19 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

that first shot make me laugh out loud. Love the old green car.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Thank you for the funny pictures :)
That turned my grey day a little brighter :))
Did you also get some pictures from inside that store? Would be very interesting for me, because we don't have stores like that over here.

Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

diane b said...

Amusing scenes there.

Linley S said...

A nice fun post. Loved the first pic, did give me a giggle.

Bethany Carson said...

Neat to see the old car! We always watch for vintage rides alongside the road when we go for a drive.

George said...

This looks like a fun place to visit. My parents took us to the Shriner's Circus just about every year. I wonder if I saw the car back then?

Kerri Farley said...

That is Hilarious!!

TexWisGirl said...

just awesome! i laughed out loud at the first scene! thanks, carletta!

DeniseinVA said...

Now that first shot would make anyone do a double take. Somebody has a great sense of humor. Love these photos Carletta, would love to see this place.

Karen S. said...

Oh no, somebody quick help! What fun this was, great post.

Betsy Adams said...

HA HA ---bet that first picture made EVERYONE stop and take a second look... LOVE it... ha ha

Looks like a great old store... Love the old Bantam Midget....

Hugs,
Betsy

Red said...

This looks like one of those cool places that you could poke around in for a whole afternoon. The car is something I've never head of before.

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, what a fun post.. I love the cute country store and the old car.. Great shots, enjoy your evening!

Felicia said...

love the painter setup, that's so cute. I love to visit place like this and this store seems to be a great find for you.

Nancy said...

You really had me going on that first shot...so glad it was staged and not real....I love that car with its windup....It certainly looks like a fun place to visit...

Ida said...

Thats quite the place and I thought the first barn shot with the fence was quite humorous.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Funny! Carlotta, I think the very first thing I ever blogged was a similar picture I took in Vermont. The sign said !have a nice fall". The blog started in 2007, but the trip where we saw that was much earlier. Still makes me smile to rember it, as does your picture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

PS: Sharp is my maiden name! Maybe these are distant cousins .;))

Marie said...

What an awesome post! Loved the barn guy with the ladder...and the car! Very cool finds!