Montpelier is the capital of Vermont and the smallest state capital in the United States. My grandparents lived in Montpelier until I was about 10 years old. Every Sunday, after church, we would get in the car and drive the 35 miles to Montpelier for Roast Pork, mashed potatoes with gravy and spice cake. I am sure there were some vegetables (probably canned) in there somewhere, but I don't remember them. For supper we would have leftover pork with baked beans ( I had to eat 3, yes, three beans even though I never liked them) and delicious brown and serve rolls. Sometimes I would go and stay with my grandparents for a few days or a week and it would be noted in the Times Argus, the local paper, that" Miss Janet Bishop visited her grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Chauncy Alden at their home at 5 Pearl Street". Wasn't life simple then?? Montpelier is still a relatively simple place with more than its fair share of aging Hippies, some nice shops ( must be for the Legislators who come to the city from much smaller communities) and some really nice older neighborhoods. Come for a walk with me and Bob on a lovely late summer day. Sorry we never took a picture of the gold domed Capitol building; it's a beauty. Maybe next time.
The Post Office where my Grandfather was Postmaster. I think it has been redone since his tenure ( probably in the early 70s). He would be 125 years old this year!