"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

5.22.2007

look out, Lockney!

So, just down the road from Floydada is an even smaller town called Lockney. The last time I drove through Lockney, things were pretty quiet. It's one of a thousand towns like it on the Texas plains. Small, economically depressed, dying because there aren't any jobs anymore, aside from growing cotton.

Life in Lockney is about to get a whole lot more interesting. There's nothing like a member of an offshoot fundamentalist Mormon sect moving his business to town to make the status quo seem perfectly adequate. And the guy has already bought property in Plainview. My word.

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