On a road trip earlier this summer we decided to cruise through West Paris... Maine that is. West Paris is where Ali's childhood home is located and she suggested that we check out the old Penley Clothes Pin Factory. The factory closed down around 2003, which is a shame since the area could really use an economic boost. You can read about Penley's history here.
Of course, I couldn't resist taking this photo of a sign for Lewis H. Mann & Son that is, one... giant... clothes pin. Bet that won't roll of the porch when you're hangin' laundry!