Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Today I was on 280, so



I took the picture of the mountain behind our old house. Not much color yet as you can see, and even more interesting was the fact that Longview Shell, or Exxon has it was most recently, was CLOSED! I had no idea. Not only was it closed, it was empty and as you can see from the pics below, there were "No Trespassing" signs all over it. So sad - another piece of our past is gone. I will never forget standing in the store when it was cold outside before we caught the bus. Angie and Mom ~ remember how dark it was in there? I think whomever put the "Thank You" with the heart message in reverse must have been one of the many who took shelter there for so many of their high school bus days! Oh well, maybe someone will come along and re-open it soon. Meanwhile, don't let all the color leave before we get back from Jamaica or at least snap a few photos to share with me if you see them starting to fade or blow away! (2 days and counting!)

1 comment:

amanda said...

ohh wow! i didn't know it was closed either. i remember going with grandma and grandaddy and getting peach nehi and rolos and those apple and lemon pies. i also remember when we got to go by ourselves when we were older and having to walk by that lady's cows. i can't remember her name though. good memories :)