Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nothing too impressive. Haven't really had anything to post about. Central Texas in August isn't exactly a garden site... Temps have been officially in the 100 to 104 range, but add all that concrete that I'm on constantly, and you're talking more like 105 to 109. Looks like the heat has finally broke though... only mid-90's today...

Here's a few random pics from the past few weeks. Normally, I would try to come up with interesting factoids. But the heat leeches most interest out of me... still...

this is the Rylie Cemetary. Rylie was a small town, and is still an area in South Dallas. The origional grave here dates to 1887, I think... there's about 400 graves on the site, and the cemetary is still in use.

And one day last week, I ended the day in Pittsburg. Not Pennsylvania of course, Texas, a mere 150 + miles from my house. Pittsburg is probably best known as the origional site of Pilgrims Pride Chicken. There is still a large poultry plant here. And this now multi million dollar industry all descended from this building... the origional Pilgrims Feed and Grain...
It's a good thing for the town. I've delivered to many small towns throughout Texas, and this is probably the first that still has a vibrant local economy with a viable downtown I've seen. That factory is keeping this town going.
Lots of churches. One on about every corner, actually... More different types of Baptists than you would think are absolutely neccesary. The most impressive church I was was the First Methodist, built in 1904-05, in what's called Prarie Style Architecture.

Love the stonework... around the rooflines...

Anyway... that's about the best I can do right now. But it's been a while and I had to do something.


  1. That small town atmosphere is disappearing all over the it's nice to see it still exists. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I do love that stonework, Claude! Beautiful. It is making me think I need to drive around and show some of the cool 5o's-60's decorative concrete on some of the homes around here! I wish my house had some, but no.

  3. It's funny how many churches have sprung up everywhere while businesses are dying. I'm glad you posted, and it is impressive--the post, I mean.

  4. Interesting stonework. I've never seen anything like that before. And, I'm glad you named the building style as I'm also totally unfamiliar with it. We just don't have anything like that around here. There are some bungalow styles (which I always assumed was like prarie--but it's definitely different. Lots of bungalows from the 1920's and 30's in the historic districts of Phoenix, but no prarie style that I'm aware of.

  5. OK, Claude...tomorrow morning I am gonna get some pics of some of the 50's decorative concrete around here to show on blog. Hope to see you around. Miss ya...hope all is well in your area of the world!