The other day my fellow blogger from up the road blogged about my favorite grocery store. Here it is. There’s a lot going on in the TomPostPile: music, gardening, grandkids, forays off-island . . . Check it out.
Here on Martha’s Vineyard, the town of Oak Bluffs has a rare jewel.
A family-owned supermarket on its Main Street.
The “Reliable Self-Service Market”.
The market is of a type that was once common, the centrally-located town market. In most parts of the United States, the chain supermarkets and big box stores have killed off stores like Reliable.
I stopped at Reliable not long ago to buy a few items.
Right now it’s mid-winter, and there are few tourists. Almost every car you see has Massachusetts license plates. With patience, you might see some vehicles from the New England states. On this trip downisland I saw vehicles from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont, plus one from New York and another from …… Alabama?
There’s a story there, but I didn’t stop to learn what it was.
The real story was inside the supermarket. The story is about a mother and her…
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