Sunday, January 19, 2014

Signs in the Neighborhood

Driving past this feed store reminded me of the old place that used to be at the four way stop sign in Murphy Texas. No longer in business, their bait sandwiches have gone the way of the buggy whip.

Bait Sandwiches? Stop in at our deli.
Murphy's Bait and Tackle was demolished and replaced with a strip center containing a Lowe's, a Chick-Fil-a and a Chipotle restaurant mixed in with other stores.

I circled back through Lucas after finishing an errand that took me down this crooked and woodsy back road in the first place. Stopping just long enough to capture a photo of their sign, I figured it's only a matter of time before places like this one disappear completely.


  1. Hello Peg, These old places are indeed going to disappear as the corporate franchises take over the small business owners. It is a sad fact that this is happening all over the U.S. Even local cafes and burger joints are being replaced by the fast food franchises. I guess it is called progress, but I think it is misnamed.

    Your area seems to be building up rapidly.

  2. Hi Mike, We are at that exponential growth phase out here in the woods. When we bought the property 20 years ago, we figured that the expansion and traffic would drive us further out in around 10 years. Our old two lane highways are going 4 lane. Along with the improvements, they usually lower the speed limit from 65 to 40. Progress? Not a lot.