I finally managed to get to Mom ‘n’ Pop Antiques in Petworth when it was actually open. The place is full of junk, curios and treasures. For sale, for cheap, I found a communion kit, various old radios, old photos, strange paintings, tools, figurines, furniture. And the very charming owner Bill Sims, who followed his father into the business.

He keeps the store open at 3534 Georgia Avenue NW, just a couple blocks from the Petworth Metro, Mon. through Wed. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thur. through Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.