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Thank You, Thank You

It’s easy to lament, the way I did yesterday, the loss of a local institution. However, I can say with absolute certainty that I wouldn’t have stopped to make photos of a still-in-business Dairy Queen. So there’s that.

Crosbyton, Texas
photographed 12.20.2017

Skyscraper: our version

The other Sunday was warm and sunny so the Patient Spouse and I took a drive. I’d been wanting to go to Roundup, Texas, for a while, because who wouldn’t want to visit a place with the same name as a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant!

Our first stop was in downtown Roundup, where I photographed the four tallest buildings in town.

Roundup, Texas
photographed 12.17.2017

Cyril and Methodius (and their church)

In addition to their cemetery, the brother saints Cyril and Methodius have a church.

I can’t even tell you how much I like to find a church with an unlocked door…

near Buckholts, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

Cyril and Methodius, the cemetery saints

A long time ago, I discovered a great atlas called The Roads of Texas that was published by Texas A&M University. It had large-scale maps of the entire state, and I used it until it literally fell apart. I’ve got a new version now, and use it often to scope out road trips*. In addition to having ALL the roads in the state, it details the sorts of things I like to look at.

And that’s how I found the Saints Cyril and Methodius Cemetery.

(In case you were wondering, the saints were brothers, born in Greece in 826 [or 827] and 815; in 1980, they were declared as co-patron saints of Europe. They are highly regarded by Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians.)

And I – and now you, maybe – would never known any of this except that I saw the cemetery in the atlas.

near Buckholts, Texas
photographed 11.25.2017

*I know – I’m old school like that with my paper maps.

Church + Cemetery

I guess the interest and/or money ran out after the sign but before the church. (There was a cemetery, though, way over to the right.)

Rogers, Texas
photographed 8.6.2017

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