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Post Office: closed for business

If you ever wondered – and I am sure you have! – what the inside of a closed-down post office looks like, then today is your lucky day. They look like this.

Don’t you feel better now?

Fluvanna, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

Jesus and the arrows

We’d had a lot of rain, and I took advantage of the first sunny day to get out and see what I could find. I saw the “Jesus Loves You” sign and all those arrows as I turned the corner. I drove a mile or two before I decided that it was worth making a photo of, and then had to drive about five more miles to find a place that was dry enough for me to turn around.

That’s a problem I almost never have.

near Gail, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

Awning is surprisingly new

It’s a little hard to figure out everything that’s going on here – the building is old. And abandoned. The roof has holes in it. But that awning is fairly new. (It’s also crooked, for whatever that’s worth.)

I can’t add all those parts up and get an answer that makes any sense.

Gail, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

Even with all this…

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

Lehman, Texas
photographed 8.12.2018


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

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