Friday, November 21, 2014

Rusted Old Bones





Rusted Old Bones
As we passed by I felt drawn to this shop
where rusted old bones wait throughout time
for the body man who never appeared.
  You can still make out the words of the 
weathered awning: 

Cars-Trucks-Body-Shop



In my mind I drift through a rift in time
when this little town at the Missouri/Arkansas border
was bustling with industry.  The men would gather
at the diner, drinking coffee and reviewing football scores while 
the women tended to the home and kids danced at the soda shop.


We made this trip over Hwy 67, through Corning, Arkansas,
several times over the last three months and each time I
felt as if I needed to stop and capture these photos of what 
most would view as an eyesore.

Crazy though it is, I love them.





5 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

The truck on the left is an army truck from the WW2 era and it looks like the one beside it might be a Diamond T which was like our modern tractor trailer types. I like that old bus, people are fixing them up as campers now.

Gorges Smythe said...

I'm with you, Kathy; they deserved to have their picture taken, because they had a history.

Susie Q said...

Hi Kathy, I think you are right in capturing this piece of American history. The shop is uniquely American and the bus. When we over in the US our Boys loved seeing the school buses, something they had always seen on films but then to see them in person was a great thrill! DisneyWorld had nothing on that!!!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Susie x

Powell River Books said...

There's something magical about old buildings. It's almost like they can tell their own story. There is an old farm north of Powell River. It was a bit thing back in the glory days of logging. Cattle and crops were grown in this water access only spot. I'm not sure how all the old equipment got in, but there are lots of old trucks, a bus, and farm equipment rusting in the fields that have been reclaimed by the forest. People still go there to glean parts that can be used for other purposes. We have an old boat prop that we mounted at our cabin as a decoration. - Margy

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh my! I love the pictures of the old trucks! We were up in that area a few weeks ago, right before Thanksgiving! Lots of interesting things up there.
The trucks... ah! we dream of building a Rat-Rod! We are fascinated by them. This would be a Rat-Rod'rs heaven!