I passed by this sign at the New Life Foursquare Church on 1st Ave. yesterday, and had to double back and get a photo. It’s great the church is hip to the lingo of today’s youth, but to actually say “Church LOL”… I mean, laughing out loud about church? It seems rather odd to me.
Huh? What was that? Oh. It’s actually “Church 101,” you say? One zero one. I see. Well, thank you for pointing that out.
Then I guess it wouldn’t do to point out it the second line of the sign also looks like a person with their arms up in the air because they are drowning, so I’ll just keep quiet on that.
Curious things pop up sometimes. Guest photographer Dorothy Loftin found this fascinating specimen:
Driving around in a “corny” town not far from Stayton, you never know what you might see. To my surprise, a mermaid popped out of nowhere. I’m sure it’s been there awhile, but it’s the first time I saw her. I hope she finds water soon, looks like she’s drying out!
A most interesting creature. Thanks, Dorothy, for being on the look out. I’ll have more photos from Dorothy this week, so stay tuned.
Guest photographer Jon Goodman is worried:
I am always unnerved when I look out and see my customers car with the driving dog in it. It is so calm and just looks like it’s ready to drive as soon as his owner gets back.
While I understand the concern, Jon, I really wouldn’t worry about it. The dalmatian seems to have a pretty good view over the dash, and there are glasses if it has any trouble seeing. Just pop the seat belt on, and it should be good to go.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted something rather interesting in downtown Stayton yesterday. Her description:
Was in town today (Feb 16) and noticed something new – it sits behind the Willamette Construction Group building on Burnett and 2nd St… they’ve carved themselves a tree…..out of trees….hmmmmmmm. Things that make you go “hmmmmm?”
Well, if you have to cut down a tree, this is certainly a unique way of doing it. Since it’s a tree from a tree, I think that means it’s tree inception.
Merry Christmas Eve!
Guest photographer John Brandt spotted this lighted holiday pig decoration in someone’s yard not long ago. I want it. It is awesome. I hereby dub him Harvey the Christmas Pig.
This amusing sign photo is brought to us by guest photographer Terri Jo Adams. Her description:
I know this isn’t a “normal” photo of the Stayton area – although it IS in Stayton. This is in the women’s restroom at Bi-Mart…. I swear, one of these days I’m going to find the dispenser empty, so that I can go up to an employee and say “thanks”!!!!!!
I read it exactly the same way. Punctuation matters, kids.
Great find, Terri Jo. Thanks!
From the truly random file, I’ve decided to share this fortune I received in a fortune cookie from the deli in Safeway on 1st Ave.
Yeah. Tomorrow will be less… whatever this is. Or more. Depends on how you look at it.
I’ve been pondering this sign outside Ace Hardware on 1st Ave. ever since I saw it yesterday, trying to figure out how many “in door” projects there really are. I came up with a few: changing the door handle, drilling holes for said door handle and/or hinges, and maybe adding a peephole. I suppose if you’re extra adventurous, you could also add a mail slot or a doggie door. Still, to have a sign dedicated to such jobs seems a strange choice.
You could also make the entire door from scratch, but then that would simply be “door” projects, wouldn’t it? Oh! Does it could if you carve a decorative design, or is that an “on door” project? I’m not really all that handy, so I don’t know the proper terminology.
Whatever in door project(s) you choose to do, it’s my understanding has the proper tools for the job. The sign says so.