Monday, March 15, 2010

Doggone Books - 100 Strangers Challenge

Stranger # 99

Meet my new friend Voris Williams. Voris opened Doggone Books - Used Books & Other Neat Stuff , in "downtown" Irondale when he retired. Actually he really was a stranger for the first minute and a half after I walked in to have a look around. After that we starting visiting and found out we had a mutual friend and learned a lot about each other! Voris is Stranger #99. One more to go. It could be this week. Stay tuned. Oh and did I buy anything here? You bet, a pocket map of Paris! :)

22 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Book lover «Louis» thinks he probably would have a splendid time in Doggone Books.
;-)

Cafe Observer said...

It's bookstores already, doggone read it!!

Mary said...

Without the beard he could be my Dad...

Judy - So California said...

V, I love his happy face and smile and look at his shirt pocket....get this man a two pocket shirt. He's got lots to carry around. Great shot in a special locale.

Olivier said...

beau portrait bien mis en valeur avec la bibliotheque

Bibi said...

What a happy guy. Just the kind to run a bookstore.

I'd have bought something from him even if I didn't need it. Remind me to tell you a funny story I had with my very, very outdated Paris street/bus map....

Eeyore said...

He must have been an engineer before he retired, but he does need a pocket protector.
Great stranger.

brattcat said...

Book stores should be an 'experience' and this owner totally gets it. I'm sure I'd be a regular customer here.

Daryl said...

What a wonderful smile!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

♪♪It's a small world afterall♪

B SQUARED said...

You realize that I could be #100? Be forewarned.

altadenahiker said...

Voris, is that a southern name? First for me, but I like it. I also like his face, book people are always a delight.

Bob Crowe said...

If I was retired I'd be happy, too. That plus, I'm guessing, some terrific window light makes for a great portrait.

Chuck Pefley said...

Nicely done, V. Looks like you really connected with this fellow!

Jacob said...

Voris looks exactly like the kind of guy you'd like to own your neighborhood book store. I love these places and can lose myself in them for hours.

A cool portrait, V!

TheChieftess said...

Very fun portrait and bookstore!!! I think we all could make a field trip out of this!!!

wv: antinc...a cross between an antique and a ???

Julie said...

Genuine portrait, what you see is what you get. Good one for #99 VJ. Looking forward to you making the ton!!

Ken Mac said...

brave one you are! Or maybe just friendly :)

Ken Mac said...

Hey V, that's the Empire Diner. It's still here! The Cheyenne...who knows! !!!

Petrea said...

Oh, I think I like Voris. I know I like his store.

Meals by Misty said...

Such a small world. I love this man! I love his store and have spent many hours walking around his store, talking about whatevers :) Great post!!

Maya said...

Oooooh, 99! Say, I was just looking at a pocket map of Paris yesterday too! :-)