Guns, Gowns and Beer


Maine is a big state with lots of small towns, many too small to justify a real supermarket.  Instead, there are general stores that provide basic staples and sometimes much more.  

Hussey's/MaineBecause they are so different from what I am used to in Houston, I can’t resist stopping and checking them out, and on this cold winter day Hussey’s in Windsor got my attention.  I have to tell you it tops them all!

Hussey's/MaineWedding gowns….really?  Yep, and they hang right next to stacks of jeans!

Hussey'sThe selection is far greater than you might imagine and when asked if they sold very many, the question was met with a laughing response, “Honey, we are so busy right now we can’t take any more orders for summer weddings.”

Hussey's/MaineAs the sign outside promises, there’s a huge selection of guns.  Could there be some connection between them and weddings?

Hussey'sLet me tell you, there’s a lot of everything here ranging from a collection of books you haven’t seen in years to collectible LPs to worms and crawlers and, oh yes, plenty of foodstuffs.

Hussey's1Looking for a special treasure or memorabilia?  Well, that’s here, too.

Hussey's/MaineI’m not sure about this space.  Maybe they just gave up trying to keep track of everything in the store!

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26 thoughts on “Guns, Gowns and Beer

  1. Oh I like that. The last time I saw a store like that was in rural Spain!

  2. I love it! Shotgun wedding store. I’d love to find this place.

  3. Sharing on FB today. PS. You may want to watermark with your url, in case it goes viral! Funny stuff here.

  4. Even with the dresses, I can sense the testosterone hanging in the air.

  5. What I want to know is: Could you keep a straight face when you asked if they sold many wedding gowns and then their response? It brought giggles to me!! Have a wonderful day, Carol

    1. The whole experience made me giggle with absolute delight.

  6. Now this is quite unique!!

  7. It’s taking all that is in me not to jump in my car and head up to Maine to see this place!

  8. This is a gold mine! I love it! #TxWB

  9. What a hoot that they have wedding gowns! This really is a store I’d love to spend some time in.

  10. Oh my, that’s hilarious! Thanks for the share, I got a good chuckle out of your post!

  11. My kind of place Lulu! Jeannie’s comment perfect, “shotgun wedding store.”

  12. Shotgun weddings indeed. And the beer can help with deciding to make the big leap, but also if things don’t work out so well.

  13. My kind of vintage place…

  14. The wedding gowns are such a hoot!!!! Loved this post – really interesting.

  15. Great place to spend some time! Now if you came here you could spend some time with the Kardashians, but I can’t imagine why anyone would!

    1. Kathleen, I’m betting you’d have gotten a real kick out of this place!

  16. That’s a very interesting and funny combination of products in that store, and I bet it was fun to rummage around in. Who knows what you would find.

  17. That is my kind of place for sure!!!!

    1. If that’s the case you would’ve loved this place.😊

  18. Hard to trust those food then. They might be expired. Ahihihi. 😅

  19. Priceless! My grandfather in South Carolina had a general store a lot like that at one time. They even had a building where they made coffins that were sold in the store. Don’t know if they sold wedding dresses or not!!

  20. How amazing is this place! Shotguns + Weddings was the first thing that came to my mind too LOL!

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