Monday, November 27, 2006

Folk Art

I have passed this spot , one mile outside of Aberdeen, MS, many times. This shrine is the largest roadside memorial I have ever seen. In earlier fall it had colorful mums around it. I see now that they have added low voltage walkway lights around the white cross. Looks like the electricity was run from a long way off. The pear trees that are planted were in full fall color today.
Click photo to see large angel statue.

I have heard that the DOT tolerates these memorials , as they remind people to slow down, thus reducing wrecks. On the other hand, as they become more and more elaborate, they may have the opposite effect as people divert their eyes from the road to examine (or photo ;0) them.

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