A Fresh Coat of Paint
Did you happen to drive by the shop in October?
If you did, you might have seen our mom, Nancy Titcomb, painting the statue of the colonial man in front of the shop a few weeks ago. It’s painstaking work – but it’s a labor of love!
The statue is metal and was created by our brother, Ted, when he had graduated from high school in 1973 and was getting ready to head off for college to study metal arts. Fortunately, the statue (being metal) is quite strong and sits in several tons of cement, so he’s stayed in pretty good shape over time. Every year or so, our mom hauls out her paints and gives the old man a fresh coat! It’s not an easy process – lots of little spaces to get into – and it’s in a rather public place just about 6 feet from the highway. Lots of friends call out hello or give her quick beep of their horns as they pass. He’s all done now, and we think he looks pretty darn good! All set for a Cape Cod winter. Thanks, Mom!!
p.s. A couple of years ago, after a paint update, our “man” showed up with a wedding ring! I think that Mom thought he was getting a little lonely after 30+ years alone and she (apparently) decided it was time he got married. Wonder who the lucky lady is?