I know, four years later, this picture was of Mr. Sherman’s collection of curiosities. It’s a head-turner, every time I pass by.
It takes a
Sense of humor
More, than a
Formerly know as Blue Collar Country, the development consortium couldn’t pull the string. The property sat idle, while weeds grew for several years. Which was just as well, because, something bigger and better came along.
From the ashes came OWA, a family recreational complex going up in front of my eyes. OWA, is a Native American word meaning “big water.” The big water is a 14 acre lake in the center of the development with bridges leading to main attractions.
Sponsored by the Poarch Creek band of Creek Nation, Phase I of the complex is scheduled to open on or before Memorial Day. Seven days a week, weather permitting, work goes on. Some of the rides–which will total 21, can already be seen.
Bent over grannies with bloomers
Woodsmen that chopped
Wood, with the wind
Concrete frogs, lizards with bright painted spots
Colored rocks, fake boat docks
Red birds, blue birds, and one strange
Bird–that looked a lot like a buzzard
Front lawn props that outdid Disney’s Small World
It was rumored there were still more to come
Pieces of the past–flags, patriotic streamers
An old man’s memories of good times
That should have lasted longer
Begged to be understood
I like old things
Relics, and will
Till I die
I just smile
When folks joke
From the past
In the old days
They built stuff to last
Past the crude
Sign with repair rates
From another era
Lies the truth
Relics of the past