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How to warm up the morning


Quitaque’s population is less than 400, so it’s hard to imagine the town ever had need of a boarding house. But we found a two story building that seemed to have once been one. The front of the place was brick with arch-topped windows that still had organdy curtains hanging. The side was less fancy, with window air conditioners instead of curtains. But the back porch was the best.

I think “Warm Morning” is an excellent name for a heater – the name alone would make you feel better about the day.

(My favorite thing, after the heater, is that duplex outlet by the step.)

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Empty classroom has a story


It’s just that I don’t know what the story is.

The pieces of it are interesting: a card-file cabinet, two blackboards, a chair outside the door…

South Plains, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Shopping Cart Parking


Someone had a plan. Someone took the time to line up those boards so the shopping carts would be level. It mattered to them. And who are we to say their efforts were wasted?

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Head & Plant Catch Some Sun


But who knows what’s going on, in the dark recesses of the place.

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015

Pronunciation Guidance Included


So. This place comes with helpful signs on every road into town, letting us city folk know the correct way to pronounce it.

If you want to know more about where this odd town name came from, you can head over here to read about it. Once you read it, especially the sentence that includes the phrase “whatever one steals,” you’ll see why I didn’t include the text in this post…

Quitaque, Texas
photographed 2.14.2015


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