Water Avenue is cool and clear the morning following the Bridge Crossing Jubilee.
But after a frigid weekend when snow flurries actually fell downtown,
the proprietors of the GAW Trading Post enjoy sitting in the sun
before opening the store in the Adler Building.
Grace Powell (in the pink) sells estate items there, and she
returned to Selma after spending 43 years in Brooklyn, N.Y., where
she directed a daycare center.
"It was always my dream to come home to Selma," she told me.
"I was born here and left at age 19."
Grace, along with her son and brother, have worked hard the past few years
to restore the 1860's building which was damaged
by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The building will be on tour during
the annual Spring Pilgrimage March 16-17.