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What do 6 people standing at a bus stop mean? What to do when everything feels broken.

Thursday was raining, and cold at 50 degrees.  I reached the bus stop just in time to see the driver lurch off after discharging a passenger, even though I was but 2 steps from the curb.  The wind was also … Continue reading

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Shutting down the windmill

In what has become the new normal, I headed to Texas last week instead of to Biloxi–the carefully laid plans of the past year out the window.  J decided to go with me to help, and while it is rather … Continue reading

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest, another of the 8 murals done by Xavier Gonzalez in 1938 for the New Orleans then-named Shushan Airport, depicts the first flight over Mount Everest, Nepal.  The Houston-Mount Everest expedition was led by Air-Commander P. F. M. Fellowes, … Continue reading

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Rexie and Puppy Stan teach class

Several years ago right after I got my first iPhone, I walked into the living room to see Rex lying contentedly on the sofa with Mr. Pumpkin–his favorite squeaky toy.  I snapped a photo, and then a second one.  Rex … Continue reading

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Cargill Grain Elevator, Harrisonburg VA

William Wallace Cargill began the business in 1865 in Conover, Iowa.  The Cargill grain elevator in Harrisonburg, Virginia is now one of many aspects of the international corporation for agriculture-related industries.  In the 1950s, Cargill emerged as a major international … Continue reading

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Barter Theatre

The Barter Theatre was begun in 1933 by Robert Porterfield.  Porterfield was an actor who returned to his home state and began the theatre with a proposal to pay for admission with produce.  Porterfield was among many actors on Broadway … Continue reading

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Rosemont Elementary School, Bristol, TN

The former Rosemont Elementary School in Bristol, TN dates to at least 1930 (Stone & Haskins, 2005).  The 3-story building contains 32,640 sf of space on 4.5 acres in the center of town.  It was purchased by Tri-Cities Christian School … Continue reading

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Bradley Brothers Building

  The former Bradley Brothers Dry Goods Store was constructed sometime after 1915–possibly late teens or 1920s (National Register of Historic Places description, Delhi Downtown Historic District).  “Bradley Bros” was painted in the set-in area above the transoms, and has … Continue reading

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East Tupelo Canning Plant

Vocational education was a mainstay in the New Deal Administration’s school development, and there were many vocational buildings added to the Mississippi landscape through the National Youth Administration, Works Progress Administration, and Public Works Administration programs.  In 1937, an ..increase … Continue reading

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