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Yes. It WAS a corner.

The sign was correct: the place is indeed located on a corner. But not the best corner, I guess, since the store’s been out of business for a while now. The actual corner remains: go straight and you’ll end up in Eden and if you go right, you’ll be in Brady. Fun fact: both of those towns use Bulldogs as their mascot. But don’t you sort of, just a little bit, want Eden’s mascot to be the Fig Leaves?

Menard, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

Going Swimming

It was a hot and dry day. The town’s swimming pool was open; from a block away I could hear those shrieks that are particular to kids playing in a pool. It seemed so summery and normal which made me think about going in to take pictures of the swimmers. (I know! I thought about photographing people. Must have been a bit of a heat stroke.) I didn’t go in, though, because that seemed creepy and intrusive, and because this woman and her family created a nice enough tableau as they paused to pay their admission fee that I didn’t need to go any further.

Menard, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

Job Site

Here’s the interior of that church from yesterday. I am a bit infatuated with that diagonal wood over there on the wall, and especially like the placement of the boards, the way they just skirt the side of the window arch.

Menard, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

Valiant Effort

Google’s map says this building is the Apostolic Sanctuary, but when I was there the sign was empty so I’m not sure whose sanctuary it is now. But there is a renovation project underway, which was nice to see, as this is a nice little building.

Menard, Texas
photographed 6.14.2020

The Shelter

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This is just a guess on my part, but it looks as though the old hotel has found new life as a retirement home.

I didn’t go in; standing in the shade across the street was about all the exploring I was up for that day.

Menard, Texas
photographed 9.7.2015

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