Welcome to another TP from Carmi, at "Written Inc" blog! This week Carmi has gone from greyish to demolish-able.... ha ha (just kidding) but close to it! He has selected.......
"PAST ITS PRIME"
My past its prime is very close in character to Carmi's, with his being much brighter and fresher appearing compared to mine.
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The demise of the corner store ......
It is not the times that have changed, we have changed.
How many years can this mess exist?
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years must people make this exist,
before it is allowed to be free?
...and how many times can a man turn his head
and pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer my friend is blowing in the wind.....
the answer is blowing in the wind...... -Bob Dylan
and Bob Dylan has a lot of answers....maybe he has an answer for this place?
Once upon a time, not that long ago really, this parking lot was filled with automobiles.... and laughter.
Where did all the gasoline pumps go? .....and the customers walking to and fro? Perhaps you noticed, just off to the left of this photo is the heavily used 35W Highway. If you leave here and head east it'll take you to Northfield, or if you prefer going west you'll end up in New Prague.
No matter which way you study the remains of this property, the end is here.
Alas, the sweet intoxication of victory, just as soon as the rubble and debris is swiftly carried away..... and I predict very soon.
Ah, just how many years ago did I predict that?
Surely this is not the equipment that will bring it all to its final end. I fear this too is past its prime.