Posted 4 years ago
This came from an old country store, way off the beaten path. It closed in the late 70's, when the elderly owner could no longer walk the few steps to the store to keep it open. Holes for the lollipop sticks are in the top of the head, down his back and sides, and on the sides of the base. He stood watch on her counter for decades. I am curious about how old it is, and if it was something a traveling salesman left to encourage sales. I "picked" this when the old store was being cleaned out, after she passed. The store was a fixture in this tiny farming community, and a piece of history is gone now. Whenever I look at it, I remember Miss Edna, and a simpler time. I treasure it.