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The Methodists were a thrifty group

The street-facing side of this sign says “United Methodist Church,” a group that was formed in 1968 when the Methodists joined up with the United Evangelical Brethren. Since the old name (complete with old time Gothic lettering!) was on the back side of the sign, I assume that the church members saw no reason to get a whole new sign, when all they had to do was turn the old one around.

Methodists: reusing stuff before it was even a thing. (If only, as an organization, they were still that progressive. But don’t get me started on that.)

House, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

…but you CAN leave furniture

If only that sign had been one letter wider…

Fort Stockton, Texas
photographed 12.25.2018

Park here. Or don’t.

Just go ahead and make your own decision about parking in this alley. You’re probably OK either way, according to the sign.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 2.28.2018

A sense of emptiness

That sky! That very unhelpful sign! The day was a success!

Gail, Texas
photographed 10.20.2018

Somewhat less than it was

I’ve been pretty busy at my real job and was starting to get a little twitchy because I hadn’t been out with my camera. Only one thing to do in a situation like that: the work stuff can wait (and indeed. it was still there when I got back on Monday), but that twitchy feeling’s only going to get worse unless I get out and shoot.

I got out my big atlas (The Roads of Texas) and selected a destination, then cross-checked it with a quick Google street-view look, and off I went.

This wasn’t my actual destination*, but it was a nice thing to spot along the way, a clear reminder that Wilson, Texas, used to be able to support a block-long business district.

Wilson, Texas
photographed 7.28.2018

*A swing set at a tiny crossroads town in Crosby County. That’s what I saw on street-view. Stick around – that photo will post in a few more days…

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