For Ruby Tuesday, this picture serves as a reminder there is a whole other world out there. This fire truck probably serves some ranch, which could be 50 miles or more from the nearest town. Many times I have seen pickups backed up in front of the market being loaded down by a feller in a cowboy hat and boots with enough groceries to last for weeks. I think back as a child when I crossed this country by car several times, nose pressed to the backseat passenger window of our '53 Chevrolet, and treasured the diversity I saw. Even though so much of this is gone, this isolated area of our country offers remnants of the past for the nostalgic within us to appreciate.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Yes, I know this picture is not Bend, Oregon but was taken in Nyssa, Oregon which is situated on the Idaho border. Bend is filled with people driving Volvos, Lexus', Audis and every imaginable SUV, and is a striking anomaly to most of Central and Eastern Oregon. There is time enough to show you the modern, tastefully designed fire house situated discreetly among the pines near my house.