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Victoria’s Tea Grannies and their Modern Counterparts

In Victoria, B.C., everyone who’s anyone goes to Murchie’s for a cup of tea or coffee. Some go ¬†once in a while. Some, nearly every day! They meet their friends and keep their brains alive by getting out into the world and finding out what’s happening.
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Seems this has been going on for many years. Murchie’s has been around since 1894. The note on the display says, “This display, hand made in the Black Forest, 120 years ago and has 800 parts.

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Across the street, the people in that building are very interested in what’s going on at¬†Murchie’s.

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“Look at them over there,” the little boy says. “I bet they think we’re just paintings on the wall.”DSCN3880a

“I see a woman with a camera over at the tea shop.”DSCN3881a

“Hey! Look at all those people having a good time over at Murchie’s. I think we need to go over for a cup of tea.”