Let’s take a look around the kitchen.
The counter with a fireplace behind it.
Now that we’re done checking out the kitchen…
Is anyone hungry? Dinner’s almost ready!
Another area of the yard near the cottage had a small one room office.
We each had a seat in the captain’s chair.
Brother Danny (Dad)
Sister Linda (Mom)
And that concludes our Historical Adventure Tour.
Next we went to the Old General Store and had a live tour of how the general store was. The General Store was a big excitement! This General store was the largest store of St. Augustine and the third largest of the state of Florida.
The Oldest Store in Florida Museum was not like the Adventure Tour. We came into the store and the sales clerk basically treated us like we were old time customers. He was trying to sell stuff the store originally carried. From canned goods to candy, clothes, oil lamps, corn husker, apple peelers, women’s shoes, ect. It was like we were live in a commercial of how the salesmen would try ever so hard to sell stuff we didn’t need.
Lester, the store clerk, showing everyone around, welcoming us and offering some free candy. It looks like something you’d see from the old west days, the Oregon Trail game or from the TV Series, The Waltons.
Lester showing us the music box to play while sitting our ‘parlor’.
What supposedly is a silent milk shake maker the clerk repeatedly made us aware of how it is so silent, you won’t hear a thing…
Turned out to sound like a jack hammer machine!
Silent as a mouse. Can’t hear a thing! 😉
Lester, trying to sell us some more stuff.
And the coffee grinder, only $32.00!
Don’t remember the store hand’s name but she tried to helped us find what we needed in the back. First she showed us the sewing machines.
She then gave us a history of the bicycle’s appearance. And then showed us what they called a ‘Portable Pantry’.
You can store your bread, flour, cake, sugar and spices. It even has a coffee grinder on the side! She said these ‘Portable Pantries’ came in handy for the everyday traveling salesmen.
There was even a real life action butcher!
The hand pump vacuum. You have to push around and pump this thing and your floors will be dirt and dust free in about 3 hours.
They even had the good ole’ fashion plunger style washing machine.
Some more general merchandise…
In case you can’t see what the sign says…
“LIFT THE RECEIVER & LISTEN IN!
Before Telephone Numbers
When telephones first came into use, there were no telephone numbers. You had to crank a magneto phone to generate an electric signal to alert the switchboard operator who would connect your call. The operators knew everyone by name.
The yearly cost for phone service for homes was $18, $20 for farms, and $24 for businesses. Private lines were an extra $5.
Most people shared telephone line with up to twenty people. You could talk only five minutes or so before someone else wanted to make a call. Anyone on the party line could pick up their receiver and listen in to your conversation. The shared lines were called “party lines”.
Linda (left) and Felicia (right) listening in onto the party line. They were talking about spending too much money at the grocery store. And, “Did you hear about what Mary-Jane did after church?!?”
They also had a setup of all the old guns the original store sold.
And we can’t forget about the bathing suits!
Woah, all this shopping’s got us hungry! What about you?
Hmm, don’t mind if I do, thank you! (Michael)
Uh, how much can we have? (Daniel)
Would you believe us if we told you there were at least 100 pieces of breads, cakes and pies in this bread cart. All of it was Styrofoam!
Oh how about a game of checkers!
Linda (left) and Danny (right)
Next door to the General Store was the old jailhouse.
Michael, Danny and Daniel. If you check out the one in the middle, the one Danny is in, it looks similar to what Jeremiah|YirmeYahu was hung up in. This particular one here actually has a rope on the top loop to hang the cage up in the air.
Now that everyone’s stay put and settled down we can finally tell you about how things went at the St. Augustine Flea Market.
It was great! We only had a few DVDs out on the tables and people were already stopping, asking about our DVDs and eagerly grabbing their free copies.
Michael in the back, Linda (left) and Felicia (right) in the front.
Once we initially got set up several flea market shoppers would come to our table and ask “What is this movie about”. Others were regular Bible studiers and church goers. They said they were eager to watch and learn more about end time prophesy and the Father’s Name. HalleluYAH! Several people would come up and converse about Scriptures with us, ask who we are, what we do and why. We even had a Muslim come and chat for 45 minutes!
To our left…
To our right…
Around the corner…
We had a great time. You’re probably wondering why we are all dressed up with coats and jackets on. A cold front came through Florida that week. It was so cold, the lows were in the 30s in St. Augustine! We can’t wait to go down further south to where it’s warmer. See ya when we get there!