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Several Debras

And then, just as I turned the corner, I spotted this slightly disturbing scene. On closer inspection, I discovered they are all named Debra…

Slaton, Texas
photographed 2.29.2020


We used to have a cat named Balboa; she was very cat-like, in the sense that she didn’t really care for people, and only wanted to be petted on her own terms, and spent a lot of time hiding somewhere. I believe she could have been described as “dour.”

My little granddaughter re-named the cat, calling her Bubbles. It was pretty funny, since the name implied the exact opposite of the cat’s personality, and we sort of changed the cat’s name on the spot. (Which probably made her even more dour.) Poor Bubbles/Balboa went off to kitty heaven last year, but as soon as I saw this odd window display, I was immediately reminded of her and that new name.

Hot Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.8.2018

Big Eyes

This place is called The Famous, so I’ll assume you’ve already heard of it. But there’s a very slight chance you missed the creepy stuff in the display window.

You’re welcome.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.3.2017


That bracelet seems to be a bargain, at $10.99. I am not sure how much the…we’ll call it “outfit”…costs, but it’s probably a similar bargain.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.7.2017

They do go on


This store, The Famous, has been out of business for years – ten or fifteen, maybe. The last window displays are still there, in all of their faded, out-of-fashion glory. Like this dimpled lad, with his platinum hair and sun-burnt tuxedo. And, isn’t he wearing a surprising amount of eye makeup? Or, maybe that’s what you do when you wear a tux; my experience is pretty limited.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 8.27.2016

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