Monday, June 20, 2011

365 - Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

One of my part-time jobs is as a mobile notary. I have enjoyed getting to drive to some pretty out-of-the-way spots. Today I drove to Afton, Tennessee and took a route through some countryside I had never seen before. On the way, I saw several signs - some nostalgic, some disturbing and some humorous. I don't know if the photos are that good - I just used the point and shoot for these.

I took these at a gas station on Highway 11E. I assume there's no gas here (check out the price!), but someone sure has taken care of these vintage pumps. One of my favorite lines from a commercial when I was little was "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star!"

I saw quite a few signs for fireworks, but this sign had me wondering whether Wild Wilma was a local celebrity or just a retail chain:

Then I saw this sign which just struck me as funny. It says "Beware of The Dog," but I didn't see a dog - only these goats.

It's not unusual to see Bible verses on barns in Tennessee, but this sign had a message I didn't expect.

I came home and looked up the verse, and we talked about it some at dinner tonight - not a lot because I often feel like I'm in over my head when I try to explain the trinity.

Speaking of Bible verses, I'm enjoying the chalkboard I have in my kitchen now, and this is the message we have up this week:


JoAnn said...

Wow, what great vintage signs. And I love that chalk board in your kitchen. Is that above your oven? It looks great. :)


Susan Seaman said...

Yes, the chalkboard is above the oven/microwave combo. When we replaced our old oven combo with a stainless steel unit, we had some blank space to fill in. We were afraid we wouldn't be able to match the white of the cabinets exactly, so I suggested the chalkboard.

Tracy said...

We lived off all the barns and old signs.

Crazy that sign.

Kristal said...

Love the shots - and that sign is nuts.

allmyguys said...

What a great idea. I might have to steal that idea for my own kitchen. Maybe just put up the verse for the kids to look up while I'm getting dinner ready and see who can tell us about it best during dinner.