It's always interesting when a town is situated within a city. Tacoma has two such, I call them the sucking chest sounds of the tax base. They are usually historic and quaint though, so worth preserving.
...that said, another fine photo essay!
That was a very entertaining post, I loved everything about it (including the typed captions, how did you do that? Scan the photos?) I'm fascinated by roadside memorials. This makes me want to dust off my bike. My town is far more boring than Elmwood Place, however. There is nary a gargoyle to be found in the eves of the 4 (!) Starbucks in town.
O to live in a metropolis. Then again, maybe not. That was great, thanks. There's a road trip of multi-day proportions coming, I can feel it.
@notagain: We've got three: Elmwood Place, St. Bernard (where Ivorydale is located), and Norwood. All are, traditionally at least, working-class Catholic enclaves.@Strikethru: I scanned my typing and pasted it onto the digital photos with Photoshop. I hope you type in all your Starbucks to give them character!
Alan alerted me to the existence of railbikes and bikethru alerted me to James Thurber's "hometown" of Semantics, Ohio. Thank you, readers!
(bikethru's information relates to my previous bikecast.)
Excellent post. I really enjoyed the photos.
Wonderful post, this is a great format for combining photos and typed text, makes for an ideal travellog.~Joe
Congrats, Richard. These essays are just right. Philosophical, meandering, thought provoking, venturing down byways of real inspiration. And the names: Ace Toys, Paradise Fitness, Safety-Box Corp., Worthmore Chili (why does a place that produces chili need such a tall stack?) The perplexing ineffable yet palpable existence of the lawn goose. Keep on keeping on!
I had to add this: http://www.worthmorefoods.com/products.html
I saw a lawn goose once around here. It changed clothes with the seasons. Poor goose.EVERYBODY should dream of a pedal powered rail car thingy! I got to pedal one at some historical society when I was small. It was surprisingly easy once you start going.Wish I lived in a town where I could do this sort of thing, but it's a fairly long bike ride just to get into the nearest 'village'.
You are not the only one...http://rrbike.freeservers.com/
Hi, this is Rich from the recently created Two Typewriters blog. I really liked both the words and photos in this entry!
I grew up in Elmwood from '80 to late 90's and it was a great place to live. A very close knit town, everyone knew everyone in town (not hard it being only 1 mile square). Holidays were huge for the town. We would have a parade for the 4th of July, Santa at the town hall, Easter Bunny at the ball park. Friday night dances at the town hall was always a good time. Its sad to see what its become today. But its still home.