This is among my works of nostalgia. I do them to record what the past looked like and to bring back memories for that generation of Americans. So many of these types of buildings are disappearing rapidly across America. They can still be found in rural America, but are increasingly rare. They are the old "Mom and Pop" family businesses that provided for so many Americans from the 20's to the 70's. Indeed they are an important part of our treasured American history and these scenes are able to spur the memories that so many of us have. Today, the youth of this nation don't realize the things like this that added so much to our culture, because they did not experience them before they disappear. They were a place to meet your neighbors and get the latest local news or information and also just to chat with friends and family or get a soda or ice cream before going on your way. This place is located in central California, just outside of Turlock, en route to Los Banos. I won "Best of Show" at the 18th Annual Spring Juried Art Show at the Carnegie Art Center in Turlock with this painting. A signed copy of the award certificate is included with the painting. It also comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and is signed on the front and back.