Fales Store, Cushing, Maine
A.S. Fales & Son general store is closed for good. I had met its last proprietor, John Fales briefly this past April when I’d stopped in to buy a dozen eggs and some shredded cheese.
I returned to Cushing either the day before or the day after he died depending on the newspaper account you read. After six generations over a hundred and eighty two years this icon in Cushing has ended its run. I don’t know what will become of the building. This is a good way to remember it. The flowers are from the memorial honoring John Fales.
This photograph was made on June 23, 2011.