Christmas eve 2010 in Mannionville. Grandma and Grandpa store owners, Lula and Lester Mannion, help neighborhood children with their last minute shopping outside their twin stores, The Curiosity Shop and the Village Hardware Co.
Mannionville’s resident artistic genius, Leonardo Mannion, hurries past Greenwich Grocery on his way to deliver his latest masterpiece, Forgery Number 12 in Blues and Grays, to the Mannionville Museum in time for Christmas.
The Globe Theatre, Christmas morning. Today’s performance…No, not Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night will be performed on Twelfth Night. This afternoon, at the Queen’s request for Christmas, Falstaff in love---The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Merry Christmas from all of us here in Mannionville to all of you in whatever ville, burg, town, or swold you call home or feel at home in.
The latest edition is published by the latest addition to the Christmas village---The Mannionville Daily Gazette. Oliver bought this for his collection this year. I think that’s supposed to be me in the booth there. I thought I was the editor. Guess not. Photo by Oliver Mannion.
I was going to wait until next year until posting any more pictures from Mannionville, but Oliver Mannion is very proud of the two newest additions to his part of the village and asked that I give you a short tour. So here we are at:
Al's Gas and Garage:
And over here is Regents Family Dentist:
Welcome to town. Feel free to walk around and visit our fine shops and stores. Everything's open tonight until eight for your last minute shopping. Candlelight service at St Edward's begins at 11. Have a merry Christmas eve.
Welcome to Mannionville, a quaint little (eggnog) drinking village with a fishing problem. The teenager and the eleven year old have decided that Mannionville's on the coast of Maine, a state they've never been to, incidentally. But I guess they know it well enough from one of their old favorites, Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man by Robert McCloskey. Right click to enlarge.