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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mayb....Newberry




The sun now well above the horizon, I began to take in the sights of the small towns as I passed through...towns like Odon, Mackey, Petersburg and Washington. This town was Newberry..although it very well could have been Mayberry. There was an auto garage, tavern, Masonic Lodge and a one lane (at least one lane active) iron rust laden bridge on the way out of town. The images above are of the Masonic Hall.

One one side ...the pledge of allegiance and the other side thanks to God for blessing this small town. I am certain this small community was indeed blessed before the traffic was re routed. Today only remnants of that period like the blue and white Chevy remain.

Checking my watch...I am running behind...need to get to Bloomington for the race.

Dan

9 comments:

Sunny said...

You have captured the feel of a town left behind.
I expect the population is only a handful. The murals are enjoyable to look at. During my 'quest west' I saw a lot of buildings with local historic scenes painted on them.
You probably could get a good deal on the Chevy - ha!
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...actually that is my car and I am offended at your comment...JUST KIDDING of course.

I really enjoy passing through these towns...they are a snapshot to the past...seem to be frozen in time.

Dan

nowimagrownup said...

I jokingly call my little town Mayberry. When I moved here from Birmingham it certainly felt that way. Murals painted on the walls on the town square. Old hardware stores and mom and pop shops. Street lamps and an overall sense of security. Everyone moves a little slower here, and I've come to really, really enjoy it.

DawnTreader said...

Love the irony in the first picture. "The town that God forgot" seems more accurate.

I did not get the Mayberry reference but looked it up (I understood that there must a reference to something...)

Cynthia L. H. said...

Mayberry.
;^)
Love the Chevy...if it would start up...and the tires would roll...I would drive it.
;^) ;^0

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I remember your comments from time to time about the small town you moved to..."and now I am a grownup"....I think your town had a bit more life to it than Newberry.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...are you familiar with the Andy Griffith Show?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...you would look good in any car! Even the Chevy!

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

Thank you, Dan, for the lovely compliment...I needed that.
;^) ;^) ;^)
Great timing.
;^)
C