After posting billboard images to my main blog, I remembered that Wall Drug would make a perfect theme for this week’s Sepia Saturday. I first learned of Wall Drug’s signs when traveling westward on a Wyoming Trek trip in high school.
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Famous for its highway billboards, Wall Drug is a kitshy tourist trap that draws 2 million visitors a year. It’s a collection of stores in an old West style and if you’re driving cross-country on Interstate 90 in the US, you’ll see Wall Drug signs every half hour or so.
Swimming and swimmers. That’s what I’m taking from this prompt. While it’s warmer than usual up here in Illinois, it’ll be quite awhile till the pools and beaches open. Still lest we forget in the southern hemisphere it’s summer and ’round the equator and below people do need to cool off with a swim.
The prompt this week made me think of telephones. I think old phones have a certain charm. My favorite phone at home is a faux rotary phone. I think the new fangled cordless and cell phones lack a certain something.
This week’s prompt features the written word in beautiful script. I offer a heartfelt hand written note to the Walter Stieglitz, the Regional Director of the Alaska Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, second grader, Kelly Middlestead advocated that the government protect wildlife post haste. Kelly, you deserve a gold star for citizenship. I hope you’re still writing.
My other blog is feeling up with photos, so I’m moving my Sepia Saturday entries over here.
This week we have some uniformed police officers from Ireland to inspire us.
I’m going with the uniforms and offering the photo above from the Woodrow Wilson Library. The captain’s sword looks like it’s stuck in his coat pocket. The captain looks more congenial than the serious doctor. That’s my take. What’s yours?