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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Community Gone But Not Forgotten

This is Dubowoski, Texas. Not sure of the spelling but this it it. There used to be a cotton gin, dance hall, and this picture was the store/gas station. To the right is the house (not shown) where the people lived who ran the store. Both buildings have been vacant for years and I would bet the furnishings are still in the house just the way the old people left them. John says in front of the store was two of the old fashioned gas pumps. We pass this old building on the way to the ranch. In fact we just passed it not more then an hour ago when we went to the ranch to get a meter reading for the electric bill. If only walls could talk I bet they would have some interesting stories to tell. I also would bet a lot of the elderly couples in this county met at that dance hall. People worked hard back then but they had their fun too.

11 comments:

KaysWay said...

Reminds me of Alan Jackson's song "Little Man". Old towns like this are our history and it's so sad that they are disappearing.

Lisa said...

Darling entry! I would love to go to a dance... Rob and I haven't been dancing in eons if ever.
Lisa in KY

Ora said...

I always wonder just what stories places like this would tell...and they look sad...all alone...and sorry you didn't get your donkey..serves John right...not getting any more cows...LOL...stick it to him girl!!!! LOL...hugs...Ora in KY

garnett109 said...

A one store town

sober white women said...

I would love to hear those walls talk! I think it would be so cool to sit and listen to the people that use to run the store/ gas station.
Kelli

Janie said...

Very interesting. The old school that I went to in the first grade has been empty for years. I took pictures of it about 10 years ago. Hope you and John are having a great day. Janie

Shirl 72 said...

I love building like that and always want to
buy them. What happy times living and dancing
in a small town. It is sad to look back and
see good places forgotten. I bet there were
some wonderful stories then.

Shirl

Indigo said...

I love stories about places like that. We don't seem to have the same values and respect today we had then. (Hugs)Indigo

Lynne said...

My grandparents were quite the dancing pair in their time. It used to give us kids such a kick to see him swing her into his arms, even in their senior years and take her for a twirl. She would act all flustered at him, but I saw her eyes light up and a smile just for him. Yes, if walls could talk...they would leave a lot of us smiling!

Lori said...

There are still some old buildings like that that used to be general stores/filling stations around here, and I always like seeing them.

Tabby said...

That would be so cool if walls could talk. I would love to hear the tale they would tell. I can just imagine in my head the dance hall and the fun the people must of had.