Monday, July 7, 2008
The Best "Sitting Spots" around Town
There were a lot of good "sitting spots" around Baldwyn when we were growing up. A good sitting spot offered coolness or warmth, girls passing by to see, friends that stopped and sat with you, and entertainment of any sort. Some I remember:
Both the drugstores, of course, reading comics and having a soda or cola.
The Palmer poolroom windows and long benches (#1 spot in the summer).
The window in front of the bank (the photo in the blog header reminded me of these). Also, the stairs going to Dr. Christian's office usually had a good cool breeze blowing upward if windows were open.
The long steps at the corner in front of old Gentry's cafe and near Howard Hopkins' store.
The nail kegs in front of Buster McElroy's, if I could catch my uncle Cliff Tapp busy away from his.
The windows in the tabernacle.
Jack Junior and Mort's Sinclair station bench; Harliss Rutherford's Standard station bench.
The Ritz Grill stools while watching Maureen at work.
The one holer behind Red Cunningham's grocery (a must)!
The old mule barn railing out back.
The long bench in front of Prather's Ford (in the summer) and the chairs around the pot bellied stove inside (in the winter).
Ozelle's Cafe, Al's Cafe, Orr's Cafe, Gentry's Cafe, McGee's Cafe, Lindsey's Cafe.
All the cool banks and wash holes and rocky rapids in Twenty Mile Creek, especially Blue Mars.
Our own porch swing at home, reading the Alley Oop and Doc Wonmug comic strip in the afternoon Memphis Press-Scimitar.
I could go on and on. Anyone else recall their favorites?
Posted by Carl Houston at 4:23 AM