Sunday, September 7, 2008

Old Dime Box

As I'm eating my second bowl of vegetarian chili (thank God for the 2-cup portion allowance) I'm gazing at my atlas map of east Texas. And I start to notice some rather interesting names of towns - for instance: Plain Dealing, LA. Right next to Oil City TX. So I scan a bit more, focusing on the lightly printed names of tiny towns marked by tiny dots. And here's what I found:
Oatmeal, Texas
Gunsight, Texas
Old Dime Box, Texas (my favorite)
Bee Cave, TX
Veribest, TX
Noodle, TX
Desdemona, TX
Old Glory, TX
Sublime, TX
Nursery, TX
Cheapside, TX
George West, TX
Gun Barrel City, TX
Lovelady, TX
Ben Hur, TX
Cut and Shoot, TX
Pointblank. TX

I begin to discern a theme in southeast Texas. I have to stop, this could take half the night.

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