One of the newer shops in town is a fabric store called "Fabric of Vision" just around the corner from where my shop was years ago. Here is the owner, Sandi.
My old Ashland neighbor, Muriel, has moved from Ashland down the road to Phoenix, OR, but she still owns a children's bookstore in Ashland. It is right on the plaza and is called "Treehouse Books".
Here she is huddled in a corner of the shop working on paperwork and orders—the exciting life of a shopkeeper.
It used to be when we returned to Ashland we would see lots of old friends and acquaintances on the street and in the shops. Not so much any more. Things change and the town changes each time we return. It no longer feels like we are "going home". It is just a nice place where we used to live.
Here are Steve and Brenda on the steps of the building where my shop was located from 1988 to 1993. The building is empty at the moment.You can see how it used to look here.