I had to stop at the drug store for tax-related printouts, so I took the opportunity to snap some pictures of things that were.
This is a ghost garage door attached to Lisa’s Sports Bar and Grill, where Mom and I used to go for lunch sometimes. They had a back room which we usually had to ourselves. Great home cookin’. Country fried steak, ribs and kraut, fish sammiches…. Maybe they still do, I don’t know.
This one has undergone a real sea change. It’s a church now, but it used to be The Silver Dollar. One of the first pieces of local news I remember hearing after we moved here was about a man who got into a bar fight there; he was beaten, shot, stabbed, and found in the creek across the road. As far as I know, he was not named Rasputin.
Lest you think all I know about is bars, this building used to house a small appliance repair shop that sold these new-fangled things called LaserDiscs. They were pre-VHS, pre-Beta CDs, about the size of an LP (assuming you remember vinyl LPs). Yeah, we had a player. Cutting edge, baby! BTW, they can still be bought on Etsy and eBay. Although it isn’t a bar, it is the first and only place I saw the title Debbie Does Dallas.
This place is still what it was. This is where I used to buy feed for the chickens. The feed store is still here, but our chickens have joined the choir invisible.
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about doors and/or buildings that spark memories.