Help!!! I’ve been sucked into “The Last Picture Show”.

 

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Courtesy of Wikimedia by Billy Hathorn

Ever get that feeling that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand  straight up? While driving thru Dimmitt, TX on US Route 385 we drove by this scene. There wasn’t enough time to take a picture of our own so we are posting another’s. The only addition to the photo is there now is a big “FOR RENT” sign in the window. Complete buildings as well as many storefronts around the downtown square are vacant.

So much of small town America has died. Corporate franchise America now rules. The very thing that made America strong is gone. So sad. So chilling.

The only comfort I have comes from lyrics of the song “Atlantic City” written by Bruce Springsteen. (I prefer the Levon Helm version)

“Everything dies baby that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back.”

We can only hope.

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