37. Textures II: Your Guess.

With this second gallery of Floyd Count textures, I invite you to speculate on its What or Where, or both. Identities are revealed at the end of the series.

1.

1.

 

2.

2.

 

3.

3.

 

4.

4.

 

5.

5.

 

6.

6.

 

7.

7.

 

8.

8.

 

9.

9.

 

10.

10.

 

11.

11.

 

12.

12.

 

13.

13.

 

14.

14.

 

15.

15.

 

16.

16.

 1. Retaining wall of School House Fabrics, 220 N. Locust St.
 2. Veneer of Ray’s Restaurant, Floyd Hwy. N.
 3. Masonry at NW corner of Floyd Hwy. N. and Bethlehem Church Rd., WoodSong Artisans.
 4. Thistle ropes used to tie bale-twine onto pallet, J.G. Ingram & Son Store, Floyd Hwy. N.
 5. Dough at Grateful Bread bakery, Old Hensley Rd., SW (downtown Floyd).
 6. Telephone pole on SE Stoplight corner by Farmers’ Supply, each tack & staple having once affixed a notice.   7. Coal-chute door at SW Stoplight corner, originally People’s Bank. (See #14.)
 8. Scarves made in Bali, Green Label Organic, corner of Oxford and Fox Streets. http://greenlabelorganic.com/
 9. Flooring of former shirt factory, 302 S. Locust St.
10. Bear-claw marks, James and Janice Courtney’s acreage, off Rt. 8 N.
11. Initials carved into desk by Hugh Vest, restored Double Spring schoolhouse on Stonewall Rd.*
12. Black walnut tree on Coartney acreage.
13. Green coffee beans, Red Rooster Coffee Roaster, 117 B S. Locust St.
14. Initials carved into soapstone brick, SW corner of S. Locust St. and W. Main St.
15. The pot of a banjo, with inlaid stones, instrument made in Mt. Airy, NC.
16. Rolls of drapes in the former school auditorium, School House Fabrics.

* Hugh was a friend of Rhonda and Michael Daiber’s. She writes that he was in his last year at that school when a new young teacher, Dorothy West, came to teach there as her first assignment. They married not long after. They had children and lived on a farm on Double Springs Rd., above the school, for over fifty years. Dorothy would drive the farm tractor to the school in bad weather.