July 13, 2009

History is Preserved in the Countryside

This is the only butcher shop in the Town of Bajna. The young man laboring behind the counter is the grandson of the fellow we used to buy meat from before leaving Hungary in 1963. The sign on the wall is probably also from that era when there were no glass cases for the meat and the butcher did the fondling of the meats on both sides of the counter. Oh, yes - grandpa had quite a reputation in the village.

Each time I go in there I try to persuade the man to sell me the sign but he rather enjoys it and allows people to photograph it.

12 comments:

Steffe said...

Fun sign! Butcher shop is a thing of the past where I live. Which is very sad. But there are a few places in Stockholm you can go to.

Leif Hagen said...

Isadora - You have fun fotos - please show us more daily pictures from Budapest.

Neva said...

What a great sign!!!Too bad grandpa didn't know how to read!!

GrandmaK said...

I always thought being a butcher was a hard job. But the butcher in my hometown was always a friendly man and always gave Mom 1 hot dog for each of us, when she went shopping there. Would be nice if we could return to those times again...Just not meant to be! Thank you for a walk down memory lane! Cathy

Clueless in Boston said...

I remember butcher shops like that, but they are long gone. Now big supermarkets have "butcher shops" as part of their meat departments, but it's not the same thing.

Cool sign, I'm glad you translated it for us.

Double "D" said...

Umm, what would one say in this predicament without being totally tactless and boring.

Well, "I wouldn't touch that sausage with a 10 foot pole."

Nice to be back at your blog.

Louis la Vache said...

Uh huh! Nice double-entendre!

Gina said...

Incredible, thanks for sharing with us all!

Sean said...

What were you going to do with it if you bought it ?:) Nice blog...

Margaret Cloud said...

I also like the sign, but sadly butcher shops are almost all gone. Have a nice weekend.

Janice Thomson said...

What a neat sign LOL. Good catch Isadora. How are you theses days??

Gina said...

Lol, how cool is that : )