Have you ever noticed a small statue of a person sitting on a bench in a small town? The happy statues bring out the individual small town identity. In the town of Navasota, you see a jazz man playing his guitar with a happy smile on his face. The famous statue represents Mance Lipscomb. Mr.Lipscomb was one of the founding fathers of the blues music! Seems like the designer of the statue was pretty clever to allow people to sit next to the musician.
Next, my favorite statue in Navasota, TX is the statue of LaSalle standing in the middle of town. LaSalle thought he was entering the Mississippi River and his men ended up murdering him. I think it is pretty hilarious that the original founder of Navasota was given a statue for making a wrong turn.
Bryan and College Station
Thank you for entering the line that divides Bryan and College Station. We will provide you with a nice statue and names of the individual towns. Yes, we want you to know that you are leaving one town to go to the other even though we are considered the BCS community.
Most noteworthy, Bryan, TX creates a fantasy world with the downtown statues. The statue of Andrew Carnegie reading to youngsters is nice eye candy located near Carnegie Library.
The Bryan Bomber statues remind you of a simpler time before the television. I like how the dad looks like he is almost scolding the little boy while the little girl holds onto to the ball.
A person can check out the famous Buddy Holly statue at Lubbock, Texas. Buddy Holly is located at the West Texas Walk of Fame. Buddy was born in the small town of Lubbock, Texas and probably used music to add ambiance to the beautiful West Texas sunset and sunrises. Peggy Sue!
A top five list in ascending order of reasons why you should not shop in some small towns.
1. Limited Selection
What a fantastic recipe! I would love to make those exotic carrots with those fantastic spices! Oh wait, the local grocery store did not carry those spices. A home chef needs to cook everything with salt, Judgementpepper, and chili sauce and life will be grand.
2. Quality Not So Good
I decided to look into the frozen food section to buy a nice whole chicken. The date on the chicken was recent and the bird was completely frozen wrapped in a white wrapper. I was so excited to take the bird home to make a nice chicken stew. A few days later, I unwrapped the frozen chicken and it was completely green with a weird odor. Gross! Sometimes, you have to drive to the next town over to buy quality protein that is edible.
3. Weekly Bake Sales on Strange Fundraisers
The small town grocery stores help sponsor the strangest fundraiser events. One week you see a fundraiser to buy cupcakes to raise funding for yellow yarn for the knitting club, and then the next week you see cookies for sale to raise money for tires for a church’s charter bus. The ladies look the same every week and the ten dollar chocolate chip cookies are excellent!
4. Judgment On What You Buy
You are loading up the shopping cart with the much-needed cleaning supplies and then run into one of your coworkers. She has google eyes looking into your cart and says the crazy comments that you are a millionaire for spending twenty-five dollars on cleaning supplies. Next time, I hope she sees me load up my cart with crazy items like duct tape, a driving map, toilet bowl brush, and large garbage bags.
5. Running Into Everyone On A Bad Hair Day
Finally, you had one of those bad hair days where the hair spray and wet comb is a no go, and you really need to pick up a few items at the store. So you decide to brave the masses and head into to town. I first go into the post office and notice an old friend. She notices your bad hair and will say many prayers for you. Oh well, maybe that will be it. I next decide to fill the space ship car with gas and low and behold I see one of my coworkers. She has the google eyes on my hair and is starting to laugh. She figured the workaround by wearing a baseball hat. Okay, that might be the last person I see around town. Let’s drive to the grocery store to pick a few items. I grabbed a shopping cart and meet two families that all have the google eyes. What is today’s date? I will never go shopping on a pay day in a small town with bad hair.
One winter, I was driving late at night around midnight on a country road that had a few street lights and limited driving view. The night was peaceful with no weather problems and no other drivers on the road.
I was happy to be driving in a spaceship car that works great in the cities with its hybrid capabilities and great gas mileage. The car weights nothing and rides low to the ground.
I was driving down the road near a creek. What is that I see? Oh no, two deer in the middle of the road. The deer are not moving at all with my car driving down the road. I decided to slam on my brakes because hitting them will not end well. Screech! Screech! I am yelling out loud on the top of my lungs!!! Uugh! Ugh! Will the car stop in time?
The spaceship car comes to a sudden stop. The two deer are still standing in the middle of the road looking at the car’s high beams. The car hits both of the deer. One of the deer decides to jump out from the car and the other deer follows. They both make a small dent in the hood and it pops back out after they leave. I am still yelling at the top of my lungs! What in the world? The spaceship car continues on the voyage to home with no damage. Hooray!
No animals were damaged what so ever when writing this story and the deer seemed okay because they were not found the next day.
The hills or small mounds are alive with wildflowers. Texas needs to make the months of March or April official stay at home three day weekends so people can take advantage the beautiful scenery. I like seeing how the wildflowers grow on the highways so the state can save money on mowing and be an environmentally friendly state for a month or two. Hope you enjoy a few pictures that I took around town.