December 2020 Photo Contest
Readers are on a roll this month, showing they get around in all sorts of ways
By Grace Fultz
Gary Carpenter, Fayette EC: “This bus was used by the Texas swing band that represented Lone Star Beer in the 1950s and 1960s.”
Rick Kieffer, Bluebonnet EC: “My friend Bill Stephens showing his skills at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.”
Phoebe Lake, Bluebonnet EC: “We moved a 100-year-old farmhouse from Somerville to Brenham. This is half of it on its way.”
Nancy Burrer, San Bernard EC: Bagwell is a certified therapy dog with special needs that brings joy to people with special needs.
Web Extra: Betty Harlan, Bailey County EC: Harlan’s parents ride in style in 1910 in Memphis, Texas.
Web Extra: Jennifer Jones, San Patricio EC: “I snapped this picture when my husband was stacking hay.”
Web Extra: Larry Smith, Farmers EC: “I bought this Formula Vee race car as a project just after I graduated from Texas A&M with an engineering degree. The picture was taken right before I drove it for the first time after putting it back together. The cute girl talking to me is my wife, Belinda. We’ve been married 41 years now, and she’s still that cute!”
Web Extra: Steve Barry, Pedernales EC: One of the world’s largest operating steam locomotives, Union Pacific’s Big Boy, stopped in Luling in 2019 while touring Texas. Crew members pump grease into the bearings of one of the driving wheels.
Web Extra: Cynthia Dillon, Sam Houston EC: Grandson Carson rounds up cows with his tractor.
Web Extra: George Brandalick, Guadalupe Valley EC: “Windboarding on the beach.”
Web Extra: Linda Peacock, United Cooperative Services: Peacock saw this unique set of wheels while driving in West Texas.
Web Extra: Janet Hilton, Tri-County EC: Downtown Fort Worth on Segways.
Web Extra: John Kepler, Hamilton County EC: A 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
Web Extra: Jennifer Carmack, Heart of Texas EC: Carmack’s son Cyress uses his go-kart to haul practically everything, even their canoe.
Web Extra: Sandra Kilson, Bandera EC: Kilson saw this well-loved truck outside a closed restaurant in Pipe Creek.
Web Extra: Dottie Carter, Panola-Harrison EC: “One of my collection of five repurposed VW art bugs, found in Uncertain, Texas, on Caddo Lake.”
“There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” —Ray Charles
This article appeared in the December 2020 issue
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