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Monday, July 13, 2015
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On my daily drive to work, I recently noticed that I pass an “auto wreckers” business every day. This is something that you don’t see much anymore, especially in the middle of a residential area (well, the area in question might be more of a “mixed use” situation, as they say in zoning law — but there are plenty of houses nearby). I remember places like this from when I was a kid; we called them “junkyards”. They pretty much disappeared from my home turf in the 80’s or 90’s or whenever. So I had to stop the other day and get some pics — here are two shots that give you the flavor of the place. Dig that true junk!!


◊   posted by Jim G @ 6:57 pm      

  1. Jim, What amazes me about cars in the U.S. is that we treat them as if they are old as soon as they are “out of fashion”. You’d think they were a piece of clothing one just tho’t was so old fashioned it could not be worn any more. And it seems your pictures show just that. Those cars hardly seem “old” to me. But, of course, they could have been in a flood or something with all the rain we’ve had and be “junk” because of that. But then I wonder if they are “junk” cuz of having been in a flood, would the parts from those cars be any good?

    I was in doing errands this a.m. and went to the bank. It actually had a TV with ads on it saying that one could get some car for *only* $379.99 per month; of course, borrow the money from them. I don’t know about people who buy vehicles costing that much, but the last mortgage I had on my living space was about half that amount. And now, people pay more than I’d pay on a mortgage every month and making sure they have the latest in “fashion” when new cars come out.
    Something’s wrong with the picture of how people in the U.S. regarding “things”. MCS

    Comment by Mary S. — July 14, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

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