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The Langleys Collection (thumbnail) Brookswood Barn (thumbnail) Halfway Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (thumbnail) Christmas in Milner, Langley - 1915 (thumbnail) Saturday Night at the Langley Hotel (thumbnail) Porter's Coffee and Tea House (thumbnail) May Queen's Ball, Fort Langley - 1941 (thumbnail) A Christmas Reunion-1914 (thumbnail) Murrayville Cash Grocery - Christmas (thumbnail) Crossroads at Langley Prairie - 1928 (thumbnail) Abbotsford - 1922 (thumbnail) Out to Pasture, Street car # 153 (thumbnail) Chilliwack - 1915 (thumbnail) White Rock Beach - 1929 (thumbnail) Open Late, Otter Farmer's Institute, Winter (thumbnail) Otter Co-op (thumbnail) test (thumbnail) Fort Langley Station (thumbnail)
Murrayville Cash Grocery - Christmas (large view)
Murrayville Cash Grocery - Christmas
Limited Edition Watercolour Giclee print (sn120) of Christmas night scene with children returning home and stopping in front of the Murrayville Cash Grocery.

Half way up the Fraser Valley the little village of Murrayville cradles a picture-perfect Christmas Eve. The sun, now set, has abruptly closed the day to tobogganing, sleighing and playing on the surrounding hills. Local children in happy exhaustion, make their way home.

But for these three hardy adventurers, their homeward trek is interrupted. At the main intersection, the window lights in S. E. Mathews’s Murrayville Cash Grocery splash warmly on the snow. Christmas is just hours away and the little store simply radiates with festive joy. Footsteps halted, their imaginations dance unchecked at the shiny glass-bound sights. Only a deepening evening chill will eventually persuade them to move on.

But until they leave, why not pause here for a few moments. Stop making your own footprints in the snow and take time to look over their shoulders. Your imagination will take you the rest of the way and for just a brief moment, if you wish, you can return to that peaceful and uncluttered way of country life that is our heritage.
Brian Croft
14" H x 21" W
Price: CA $240.00