Monday, August 3, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

I really need to pay more attention to my surroundings. I remember these types of poles when I was a kid. They had the spikes in the sides so the workers could climb them. Now all the trucks have buckets or long ladders. I wonder how many of these kind of poles are left?

We went and saw The Collector on Saturday night. Not my type of movie.

The past two Sunday editions of the Terrell Tribune have contained coupons that more than covered the cost of the newspaper. Last week was a coupon for Shipley's Donuts, this week it was Denny's. If you don't read the Tribune try picking up a copy next Sunday and see whats new and what coupons you can use. If you haven't read it in a while, I am sure you will notice a difference. The cost is still only 50 cents.

The Dallas Morning News used to always advertise coupons in their Sunday paper that had a total value over $100 sometimes over $200. I would look at them each week and found nothing that would save me any money, or at least cover the cost of the paper. Now the cost of a Sunday DMN is $3.00. I quit buying the DMN a long time ago.

I hope to have news soon about another photo event in Terrell.

It's August, that means is my birthday month. I accept cash, money order, western union, pay pal......I am going to be 29....unless you want to pay me a dollar for every year, then I am closer to 100.


Olivier said...

je me rappelle pas qu'en France, on est des poteaux avec ces marches

I remember that in France there are poles with these steps

Small City Scenes said...

I had almost forgotten about poles like this. And men with spikes in their shoes. Pretty neat. MB

B SQUARED said...

Not to mention, so many of the new poles are made of concrete and metal.

marley said...

We have a few like this left around here but they are slowly being replaced.

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Lynette said...

Fantastic, Jim. Thanks for the memories! It's always a treat to catch up with your blog--your photos, your sense of humor, your love of Terrell, it's all there for us. Thanks, Jim. And happy early birthday!

Dusty Lens said...

I remember those! The pegs started about 8 feet up the pole so us kids couldn't climb them. I also remember advertisements for rummage sales, lost dogs, parties, etc. nailed to these poles. Now we're left with wood poles with no less than a million nails in them.

happy Birthday this month

AVCr8teur said...

I like how you took it at an angle. I don't know how low the spikes go, but someone can get hurt if they were on their cell or texting. No need to worry about this in the old days.