Looking Forward To Flying Into Baltimore Tomorrow

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I’m expecting to hear Loretta Lynch any minute now, promising justice for the business owners being targeted by #YourLifeDoesntMatter protesters. Or perhaps Martin O’Malley bragging about how he “fixed Baltimore.”

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‘Made In America Just Add Water’

How do you think these items ended up on the side of the road?

One of a series titled ‘Things I Find On the Side Of the Road’

Photo Capture: ‘Made In America Just Add Water’

Water brings things back to life. That is if there is a living root . . .

Timothy pretty much worked and lived at the firehouse in town. Polishing equipment, keeping machinery running was all part of the job. Every year Tim had the huge responsibility in town and that was organizing the Independence Day parade. thingsifindonroad11americanflagPeople came from all over the County either to participate or become part of the celebration. And, there was also that apple and peach pie bake-off to raise much needed funds for the station house. Rows of Cadettes  hurled their rifles into the air like jugglers in a circus. Batons twirled to the beat of the music. Timothy’s team won first place ribbon last year for the best hand made float. Parents immediately lined the streets with children waving and embracing the American flag. Little heads popped up above the crowd as parents perched children onto shoulders to capture that perfect view. And, this is how the tattered American Flag ended up on the side of the road.

Purple Plastic Glove and Plastic Broom Bristles

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Photo Captures: ‘Purple Plastic Glove’ and ‘Plastic Broom Bristles’

Raul was generally a cheerful person, everyone in the neighborhood loved his very distinguished smile. Every day he was off to work on a job that most people would not do, cleaning. He was lucky to have a loyal customer for ten years because these days most people could not find any type of work. Raul also had a large family that extended all the way to South America, Chile. Recently there was a volcanic eruption and he feared for his families well being at Ensenada. thingsifindonroad8purplegloveHowever, Raul continued to smile not allowing his troubles to destroy his day. Soon Raul would find out that today would become different than any other day in his life. As he arrived at the old art deco hotel with his cleaning supplies a man approached him and introduced himself as the new owner of the hotel. And, although he was a prized worker there were changes to be made. The hotel will be demolished. Rauls mouth dropped and beads of sweat collected around his lip. thingsifindonroadbroomThe man handed him a envelope and patted Raul on the back. Now, this is how the purple plastic glove and plastic broom bristles ended up at the side of the road.

What is your story?

‘Down To The Core’

One of a series titled ‘Things I Find On the Side Of the Road’

Photo Capture: ‘Down To The Core’

Whenever I come across a apple it reminds me of New York City. The big Apple!  This particular apple eaten down to the core is symbolic to me of how all the politicians such as Cuomo and DeBlasio, Bloomberg have taken all that the apple has to offer. They ate it down to its core.

thingsifindonroad7applecoreThe past few days brought warmth and patches of greenery. The fallen leaves of last season became a rich fertilizer and spring showers will replenish the earth. No one notices the details of every day living. All driving with speeding importance going nowhere. Music could be heard blaring out the silver SUV window as it worked its way through  traffic. Cars were also slowing down to a stop. The sounds of the busy route could now be heard … I stopped to listen …
No don’t throw that apple out the window! Robert,  I told you NOT TO THROW THAT APPLE out the window.

This is what happened to the apple at the side of the road.

‘The Last Drag’

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Photo Capture: ‘The Last Drag’

Mindy pushed off a dinner date at a very fine exclusive French restaurant to go out partying with the girls. It was a Friday night and the party was intense, many drinks, explosive dancing, hot guys. The friends ranted that it was another eventful night having the time of their lives. Mindy sipped her last martini for the night and headed over to the ladies room before taking that long winding road that never seemed to end on these nights. thingsifindonroad6marlboroWater, water, that is what could help out this situation so she let the faucet run ice cold and patted it on her face. Fluorescent lighting adorned the bathroom vanity and it appeared to flicker. Mindy lifted her head up from the sink only to encounter her shocking aging image in the mirror. It became obvious that drinking and smoking had taken a hit on her image. Mindy whipped a toothbrush out of her small leopard print skin purse and tried brushing away the embedded stains. A make up application would have also helped but she did not purchase the wrinkle concealer the other day. Ouch!

The parking lot was pitch dark, walking was difficult in spiked heals. Francine, Tara, Eva waved a goodnight as Mindy drove into darkness. I need a smoke she thought and robotically whipped out from the soft luxurious black leather console compartment a pack of cigarettes. Eyeballing the contents to her dismay there was just one cigarette left. This is my last drag she thought, my very last drag. The cigarette was perched in Mindy’s mouth and inbetween puffs there was coughing and then a sharp gag.

At the red light fog was thickening, the wind was picking up too. Using a manicured nail on a computerized window button, Mindy lowered the window. With arm confidently extended she slowly unclasped her fingers as if to release an object. Yes, there was a drop and this is how the cigerette box was found on the side of the road just at the bend where Main meets Kensington Street.

So what is your story?

‘Classic Garage Rag’

From Series titled ‘Things I Find On the Side Of the Road’

Photo Capture: ‘Classic Garage Rag’

Obviously this ‘Classic Garage Rag’ found itself on the side of the road due to a truck pull over. In my observation it was woven in a very thick heavy duty cotton material. And greasy dirty! What happened? thingsifindonroad3ragCould it be that one of those chugging type dump trucks had a metal grinding engine event. The driver lifted up the heavy hood and placed the rag on the bumper while investigating the repair. It was over for the classic garage rag because it slid onto the side of the road. History!

What do you think happened?