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Celeste, Texas

23 Mar

Down there on the corner across the street is a thrift mart. It’s the last shop on the right. Cash only, no checks, no credit cards. One heck of a collection. Good stuff. Seems there are lots of customers when I pass by, always in a hurry and often without enough cash. Next time I travel through there, I’m taking a hundred bucks. Further on down the road, south along the 69 is another junk shop, or shall I say yard. All sorts of items to be found there and I always slow down to look, threaten to pull off and see what I can find, but one of two things occur: the clock is ticking faster than I can get there; there’s a truck behind me in some mad hurry to get somewhere.

Next month, I’m taking my own sweet time and will shop Celeste.

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13 Comments

Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Photography, small towns, Texas

 

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13 responses to “Celeste, Texas

  1. Teraisa

    March 24, 2011 at 12:29 am

    My favorite place to recycle books (in both directions); another great photo.

     
  2. lowandslow

    March 24, 2011 at 6:43 am

    It’s nice to see an old fashioned water tower, they kind that were everywhere when I was a kid. The new ones you see today try to be avant gard works of art.

    S

     
  3. Bobby

    March 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I haven’t been small town hunting in several weeks. Thank you for the picture and story.

    Cheers,
    Bobby

     
  4. swanpetal

    March 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Wonderful! I am sure you’ll find something great to take home!

     
  5. Teri

    March 24, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Love this little town. It’s the place Audie Murphy (my hero) grew up “in proverty”. On the southside of the town on Hwy 69 coming in, there’s a beautiful little park dedicated to Audie. Thanks for posting this. It’s typical “long ago” northeast Texas!

     
  6. booguloo

    March 26, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I really like the picture and the added texture; it adds nostalgia.

     
  7. wildstorm

    March 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Boo, I’ve processed several photos like this with such texture and really like them, especially on images pertaining to the past. Thanks for your comment.

     
  8. wildstorm

    March 26, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Teri, I’ve seen that park and sure enjoy reading about Audie Murphy. I did not know that he grew up in Celeste until I stumbled upon that park. Thanks so much for your visit.

     
  9. Jamie Dedes

    March 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Just love shopping in places like that.

    Another fab photo! Thanks!

     
  10. Jingle Poetry

    March 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    lovely shots, well done.

     
  11. Z Joya

    March 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    i like the texture here:0

     
  12. Shannon

    June 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Love the picture of Celeste! I have lived in Celeste most all of my life and love it here!

     
  13. wildstorm

    June 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Shannon. I love it there too and last time I was driving to Point, I stopped in Celeste and wondered through the neighborhood.

     

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