Sunday, March 27, 2011

Roadside Salvation

 Patchwork Nation calls our area Evangelical Epicenters, and I guess that fits. The casual visitor driving through can't miss the tell-tale signs. These first two are historical, now preserved at John Rice Irwin's Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.

Other signs remain.

This barn, located in Glenmary, Tennessee, has always reminded me of the "There's still time, brother" banner in the 1959 film, On the Beach. Sadly there's not still time for this barn; it collapsed this past winter. But then, that's consistent with the movie, isn't it? Don't fret, there are lots of similar signs throughout the area.

This barn is still delivering it's message.  You'll find it on U.S. 25 just south of Newport, Tennessee. We pass it every time we visit Hot Springs, North Carolina.

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