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Big Mama’s

I guess it’s hard to imagine how such a shoppe could have possibly gone out of business. I mean, burgers AND smoothies? What else could you possibly even need?

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.18.2018

Your guess is as good as mine

Yes, well, I don’t have any idea what the hell all this means.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.18.2018

Park here. Or don’t.

Just go ahead and make your own decision about parking in this alley. You’re probably OK either way, according to the sign.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 2.28.2018

History was made here

The stone arch that serves as the park’s entrance was built in 1937-8 by the National Youth Administration. Beside the gate there’s an historical marker outlining the history of the park. Among other things, it says that in 1884, Colonel John Henry Moore “wiped out” a nearby Comanche village, which I guess was an OK way to phrase it when the sign was written in 1970…

Ruddick Park
Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.17.2018

The user, typically a child

 

On an overcast morning, a well-used and well-polished slide caught my photographer’s eye. I won’t tell you how many kids I had to chase away so I could get this shot.

Oh, you know what? Yes, I will tell you: none. There were only two kids at the park, and they were someplace else.

Ruddick Park
Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.17.2018

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