Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Aldrich's Market • Port Townsend WA


Aldrich’s was once a bustling general store with everything from groceries to shotgun shells. Penny candy, 7¢ soda and friendly faces made it a draw for neighborhood kids. And I was there daily, arriving in style on my Sears 5-speed bike. I oft stood at the threshold-- to avoid the bottle deposit--while I nursed a 7-Up. As a big hair teen, I stood on the corner and watched cars roll by. Not sure why but I did.

Today the name is the same but it’s more of a New Age pitstop for spirits and organic veggies. I dutifully snap a picture of Aldrich’s each time I visit PT, grateful for any hints of nostalgia that remain.

Canon EOS 5D MKII and EF 24-105 4L IS USM

Port Townsend Gallery

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