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Even with all this…

…the town still looks like it’s not going to make it much longer.

Lehman, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018

Shade/Structure

This crossroads town has a community center, some ag-industry buildings, and a Methodist church. The historical marker on the church says it was founded in 1915 by the Rev. T. C. Willet, who rode his bicycle from Tahoka to preach here. (That’s about a 40 mile round trip on the current roads.) That was my second favorite thing about the church.

My favorite thing was this picnic shelter next to it, with that tiny square of shade to protect the picnicking parishioners.

Graham, Texas
photographed 7.28.2018

Dryland Boating

Maybe you’ve heard the saying, “The happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys a boat and the day he sells it.” I guess these poor boat owners just had one happy day, because the boats are abandoned in back of an abandoned
gas station.

And, anyway, these boats are sort of a long way from water.

Wilson, Texas
photographed 7.28.2018

That steeple was visible from the other side of town

You could see the top of this old church from the far side of town. Of course, that was just a couple of blocks, but it still drew me to it. It had been a while since services had been held here, as it was clearly well into its new life of being a storage barn.

Enochs, Texas
photographed 3.30.2018

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

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