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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Scenes along Highway 79

We headed to Mississippi to see our parents this past weekend and my neice's new baby.
Along the way, I took a few photos of some interesting scenes along Hwy 79 in Texas that had me all nostalgic...

A line of Model Ts, going to a rally somewhere.

A long forgotten service station in Thorndale, Tx. with a shiny old Chevy.

Next door, an old Western Auto building slowly winds down.

The pastures were all lush green from all the recent rains.
Could see several old barns still standing, but bending to the ravages of time.
Several old Texas towns are just barely ekking by as life seems to have passed them by years ago.
Some are hanging on, and making a slow comeback, like a remodeled Model T.
Stopped in the tiny town of Gause and bought a drink at the family owned Coats Grocery, which still includes a meat market and many items. There are several buildings still standing. The potential for these areas is there. Some people are moving to them to escape the big city, find real estate bargains. Others simply look for an improved quality of life that values the past and seeks to preserve it for future generations to see what life was like at a slower pace.

Posted by Carl Burnham at 12:12 AM
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