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These photos are digital all the way, shot on a trip or two across Texas. This is why I really don’t go out with my camera where I currently sojourn in Houston:  Everything is too CLEAN! Hardly a molecule of ferric oxide or a fleck of peeling paint or a bare board to be seen.

I like to imagine how it was when all these things were new and in good repair. How did their owners feel? When did neglect begin and why? Maybe these hard-living people didn’t care about the aesthetics of their structures and vehicles as much as simply how they served to help them survive over a few years of life. If the possessions succumbed to decay, so what? Plenty of this to see in Texas…except HOUSTON!! (Unless you’re talking about the roadways, then that’s another matter.)

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Old home somewhere in west Texas. Not too long ago judging by the fact they had television…oh, wait, that WAS a long time ago!

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Corner fillin’ station somewhere in Texas. Surely there was a market inside as well.

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When was the last meal served? Somewhere in west Texas.

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In west Texas.

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In west Texas.

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Outlaw bars…Either Talpa or Valera

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The F. D. I. WHAT?

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Old farmhouse not far from Rowena, Texas.

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In Rowena, Texas.

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In Rowena, Texas.