Monthly Archives: November 2013
My mom listened to KFYO radio every day. (Even the noon farm report, for some reason.)
I can remember the radio commercials that this plumbing company ran, with their “Lady, call Brady” tagline. I am guessing that from the looks of the place these days, any lady who DID call Brady would probably not get an answer…
This is the biggest understatement I’ve ever read about this particular stretch of highway, known as the River Road: Nobody gets on FM-170 by mistake.
And, you can also see this teepee-themed rest area.
River Road (FM 170)
near Lajitas, Texas
UPDATE: December 2
In response to a request to see the rest of the teepees:
…a sidewalk sofa.
The “cross at your own risk” sign is a little worrisome, don’t you think? What in world is going on at the store that would warrant such a sign?
Maybe in when the place opened (1925, if the other sign is to be believed) the combination of hardware, groceries, and grain was a real novelty, and folks came in from all over the county*, just to look around. The traffic would have overwhelmed the street, and pedestrians would take their lives in their hands to cross over to look at such an innovative mercantile.
*Counties, actually, as it turns out. This tiny town is located in Nolan and Coke counties. That would automatically DOUBLE the numbers of folks who’d want to come check out the store. Theoretically.