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It was in tatters faster than expected

That thin fabric was little match for the knife-edge of the broken glass. It only took a couple of strong wind storms for the glass to start to saw the curtains; it all went downhill from there.

Lazbuddie, Texas
photographed 6.6.2021

at midfield

My pal Meyer and I took a drive one day and ended up in Lazbuddie. Because of course we did.

I have a fascination with football stadiums in little towns, so of course that was one of our stops. And look! There’s Meyer, out there in the middle of the field.

Lazbuddie, Texas
photographed 10.15.2017

Laz + Buddie

I am pretty sure you’ve been wondering how a town got a name like “Lazbuddie” – turns out that two fellows Luther “Laz” Green and his business partner Buddie Sherley started a store there in 1924. And naturally, the place became Lazbuddie. (Because Buddielaz sounds silly.)

This is the very location of their store. It used to be the post office, and for a while the only telephone in the community was there.

There are fewer than 200 people in Lazbuddie these days and they’ve all got their own phones. I assume.

Lazbuddie, Texas
photographed 10.15.2017

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