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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ABC Wednesday: Q is for Quaint

The ice cream stand is quaint or possibly Qtsy. Although cutesy is spelled with a c it sounds like Qtsy.
I've lived long enough for the signs of my youth to become quaint.
I remember when Esso signs were common before they were changed to Exxon in my part of the U.S. Now an Esso sign or an old RC Cola sign look quaint.
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Cezar and Léia said...

The ice cream house is adorable and very Quaint!I think I need some chocolate ice now! :)
Beautiful pictures!

Daryl said...

Thank Q ... and I love old signs

Mar said...

Love your quaint shots, wonderful choices!!
Q is for...

Xavi said...

Your photos are very quaint!!

Reader Wil said...

Quaint is a beautiful word and very romantic, I think! In my dictionary it has a lot of meanings.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, you and me, Carver!!! Love the ice cream parlor and those old signs! Fun one for the Q Day! And have a great one -- Q Day, that is!


Barbara said...

Great Q shots, love the Esso sign.

photowannabe said...

Yes, I'm way beyond Quaint. I'm an antiQue!
Great shots and I would love to go to that Qte ice cream shop.

jabblog said...

It's funny how the ordinary things of life take on a different, more attractive patina as we grow older. I love the ice cream house and the signs are indeed quaint.

Cildemer said...

Love your quaint post and pics!
And I'm a quaint person too;o)

Happy ABC Wednesday****

Roger Owen Green said...

Quaint indeed. I remember Esso.

ROG, ABC Wednesday

Amy said...

And now Esso is common in crosswords - very nice quaint shots!

Kay L. Davies said...

Carver, I love the word Qtsy! May I use it?
I remember when Esso meant S.O. for Standard Oil.
I remember Royal Crown Cola, which became RC Cola, which didn't sound nearly as nice.
I think I'm becoming Quaint myself. I know I'm not as Quick as I used to be, nor as Qte.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

Wonderful old signs, Carver. I also feel warm and cozy when I see quaint signs of my childhood. :)

Tumblewords: said...

Qtsy is my new favorite word! Delightful photos!!

Arti said...

Wonderful pics... Definitely quaint!!
Have a great day:)

Wanda said...

May I join the crowd. I remember them all well.

Mom vs. the boys said...

we still have Esso here in Canada

caite said...

especially love the Esso...and remember them

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Sings of the times speeding by I'd say. Happy WW

Ann said...

That brown thing, is it meant to be a big ice cream cone?

When I was youngm there was only Shell and Esso. and those days, they fill your gas and checked your water.

Indrani said...

Great collection from old times, wonderful shots.


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