Saturday, November 20, 2010

odds but no ends

Unknown Mami



It's been a number of Sundays since I contributed to a SIMC meme.  It's run by Unknown Mami.  Click the above button for great links to other pictures.  

Here's a few odd pictures (two of which I think were taken on a Sunday).

Do you think the pioneers crossing this land in horse drawn wagons would have benefits from such a warning sign?  I'm sure they would have enjoyed the rest stop though.



Thinking back not quite as far back as wagon trains but still old enough that it's not used anymore today, can you imagine getting a fill-up from this pump?  I bet it was a slow process and there is no slot for a credit card in this model.



Now remember back in your own life time when you were small enough that a big house didn't matter.  The little ones were probably more fun anyway.


There's no end to the odd pictures that entertain me.







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23 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

I like this place, but everything seems so far away from each other and it makes for a lot of walking.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I yiyi, If I'd seen that sign at a rest stop I'd have kept on driving!
Happy SIMC, jj

lisleman said...

thanks for the caption

lisleman said...

well we did stop but I didn't check around the grounds much given the warning. That sign was just in the next state over from you.

BLOGitse said...

A fill-up from a pump like that - I do remember. My father's uncle had a shop and they sold gasoline from similar pumps.... :)
Freezing cold greetings from my friend's summer/winter house - the air is clean and fresh though
and it's beautiful!

Hilary said...

I love the photo of the little cutie crawling out of the playhouse. Very sweet.

JoanneOlivieri said...

Great shots and I love the old filling station, it's classic.

Kebeni3 said...

great shots, it does make you wonder doesn't it

Tara R. said...

The old gas pump is very cool, but the warning sign is not at all inviting.

lifewithkaishon said...

I don't think it matters if you took the picture on a Sunday or not. LOVE the baby coming out of the dog house. How cute is that? : ) Hope your Sunday is fantastic!

lisleman said...

that's a great memory and even better if you had any old pictures of it

lisleman said...

Arizona

lisleman said...

My experience with scorpions was limited to my time in Texas. Good cat.

dave hambidge said...

give the little darling a few years and the boys have no chance!

Bigskylifecoach said...

Cool shots! I am intruiged by all these pictures! I love the old gas pump. It is true. What DID we do before swiping those credit cards?
Jen

rebecca said...

The whole poisonous snakes thing would make me run up to my mom and crawl back up inside her uterus. Snakes terrify me....phobia.

Also, the old time pump...that's when they would pump your gas for you. Didn't even need to exit your car and they would check and top off your fluids in the engine and they would wash your windshield. I would love to fill up at a pump like that.

lisleman said...

I checked out your blog's photos - anyone reading the comments check them out.

lisleman said...

Ok you have worried about your mom now. Yes they did pump your gas (still do in New Jersey I hear) up until the 70's I recall. Maybe they should bring station attendants back - more jobs for the economy.

Amy said...

Cute, random shots. Well done.

secret agent woman said...

I think the scorpion warning would keep me out, too.

Marlaahansen said...

Oddly enough, I love these photos.

Pseudo said...

Where the heck is that rest stop?

Kristin_The_Goat said...

I had a scorpion in my house, but thanks to my pet (Mocha the cat) she warned me to its presence! You're right, the little houses were more fun as a kid :)

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