4D Truck Washout and Livestock Rest

The 4D Truck Washout and Livestock Rest is located along I-40 near Sayre, Oklahoma. Trucks hauling farm animals can let them out in the pens here and wash the animal waste out of the trailers. Unfortunately, there weren’t any cattle resting here the day I made this photograph.

A hand-painted American flag on a sheet of metal hanging next to the door of the 4D Truck Washout and Livestock Rest near Sayre, Oklahoma.

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Abandoned Church in Oklahoma

The American flag still flies over this former church building along old Route 66 and I-44 just east of Weatherford, Oklahoma. I found it curious that there are sliding barn doors on the side of the building.

The heat in western Oklahoma was almost unbearable during our short stay in the state. It was 105 degrees in Oklahoma City the day that I made this photograph.

The American flag flies over an abandoned church that has a giant black cross on the front of the building along Interstate-44 and Route 66 near Weatherford, Oklahoma.

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Fried Pie

These signs advertising Fried Pie at Exit 123 South were nailed to fenceposts every half-mile or so for several miles along I-44 near Hydro, Oklahoma. The signs were small and the fence quite a distance from the side of the road, so I wonder how effective they are at attracting fried pie enthusiasts. I noticed them, while driving at 70 miles per hour, so I suppose others must also have done so.

The heat in western Oklahoma was almost unbearable during our short stay in the state. It was 105 degrees in Oklahoma City the day that I made this photograph.

A hand-painted sign nailed to a fencepost advertises fried pie at Exit 123 on Interstate 44 in Oklahoma near the town of Hydro.

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Ferris Wheel at Cimmaron Antique Mall

This little Ferris Wheel sits among the junk that clutters the grounds around the Cimmaron Antique Mall and Native American Museum along I-44 near Springfield, Missouri. There was so much old crap in front of the building that it was hard to find the front door! Unfortunately, the place was closed, so I couldn’t see the “Native American Museum” inside.

A tiny Ferris Wheel sits behind some old file cabinets and other junk next to Cimmaron Antique Mall near Springfield, Missouri.

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Tree Urinal

Yes, the flower planter on the side of the tree is an old urinal! The owner of this yard on Elmhurst Drive in Fort Wayne hung the urinal there to spite his neighbors after they called the city’s Neighborhood Code Enforcement office on him for running a business from his home. He may not like the city government or his neighbors, but the American flag on the urinal shows he is still proud to be an American!

The sign above the urinal says Beware of Children!

An old urinal with an American flag hanging on a tree in a front yard on Elmhurst Drive in Fort Wayne.

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The Last Photograph I made of Mary Mora

This is the last photograph that I made of Mary Mora. After we had sat at the table in the bar and talked for a while, she said she was tired and was going to go to bed. It was about 3pm, but she sleeps a lot now because of her health problems. She was headed back to the living quarters behind the bar, where she has lived for decades. She was 95 years old when I made this photograph.

Ninety five year old Mary Mora walks to her home in the back rooms of the bar she owns in Cerrillos, New Mexico.

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