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By Susie Kelly Flatau, Mark Dean

This can be a ebook of memories-the heritage of small-town Texas written in counter tops and chrome stools. Susie Kelly Flatau has interviewed the vendors of many extraordinary outdated eating places and bars and has woven a desirable internet of reports approximately those fast-disappearing locations. Mark Dean's gorgeous black-and-white images catch the heat and personality of those liked landmarks and are certain to convey again fond memories for an individual who has ever sat at a counter and ordered a hamburger and a chocolate soda or chilly beer.

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Counter Culture Texas

This can be a booklet of memories-the historical past of small-town Texas written in counter tops and chrome stools. Susie Kelly Flatau has interviewed the proprietors of many impressive outdated eating places and bars and has woven a desirable internet of reports approximately those fast-disappearing areas. Mark Dean's gorgeous black-and-white photographs seize the heat and personality of those loved landmarks and are guaranteed to convey again fond memories for a person who has ever sat at a counter and ordered a hamburger and a chocolate soda or chilly beer.

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Two men lolled over their beer and chatted with the pretty, blond-haired Georgia (Georgy) McCurry, who stood behind the counter. " I ordered and she disappeared into the kitchen where she began to open jars, unwrap food, and jingle utensils. Amidst it all, the aroma of sizzling ground beef and onions permeated the place. The men continued to talk, so I continued to walk around. The restaurant felt like an archive. Antique metal and neon signs covered the walls, and strings of decorative lights enhanced the decor.

Seeing that my time at Henry's Hideout had drawn to a close, I walked out of the bar underneath the canopy of antlers. M. M. in order to avoid the early morning rush-hour traffic that moves with the speed of tree sap. Upon arrival in Huntsville, the trip around the courthouse square offered a quick, true find when we spied the Cafe Texan. The coner cafe's architecture blended old and new; weathered bricks were bedecked with modern canvas awnings and tall French windows. Once inside I noted the clientele ranged from business people in dress suits to university coeds in jeans and T-shirts to men in coveralls and cowboy hats.

I learned that according to legend a Mr. Louis Hashop was headed for Mexia in 1905 to start his family business, but when he came upon a Y in the road at Richland he found a dead man hanging from a tree. Doug laughed and said that since Mr. Hashop's mule was stubborn it couldn't be coaxed to go past the lifeless figure, so Louis took another road. And that's how he came to start his fruit and pharmacy business in Corsicana. I scribbled a note in my journal about how mysteriously the phantom of destiny works and ultimately sends a ripple through all that a person does in life.

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