This is Goolrick's Pharmacy, which opened its doors in 1863. They operate the oldest running soda fountain in the nation. What I see is a man sitting at a lunch counter, having what seems to be a lively conversation. What I think of is a bit of the past that we need to hold on to, having places to go that feel like home to us, and a man named Jim, who sits on the same stool, at the same time, five days a week.
even if it is a little harbor,
is a good thing.
It takes something from the world,
and has something to give
– Sarah Orne Jewett