Will You Miss It When It Is Gone? Nope!
This picture was taken on Roswell Road in Marietta. If the photographer pivoted to the right he will looking at Miss Georgia Dairy, the future home of The Big Chicken. We can look straight ahead, across the intersection which is and was called The 4-Lane…. And to newcomers who looked on a map it is Cobb Parkway.
This intersection separates North Cobb Parkway (or North 4-Lane) and South Cobb Parkway (or South 4-Lane).
Across the intersection is Roswell Street. The 4-Lane separates Roswell from Street to Road.
On the other side of the road at the corner on the left is a Standard Service Station. Just beyond that is an unpainted wood structure.
I am just guessing, but I think the unpainted wood structure is some sort of warehouse for a small company or a route man of some type. I remember in our neighborhood we had a similar unpainted wood structure that tea route men used as a ware house to come by and pick up stock before going on the road.
Back to this corner and the unpainted wood structure: I rode by that building hundreds of time, maybe thousands, east and west and never thought of it. It was just part of the background.
Then in time it outlived its usefulness and was demolished. Probably other things took it place and other things came and went.
I didn’t even notice it was gone.
Then when I saw this picture my memory glands had a rush. It all came back to me. The unpainted wooden structure looked perfectly natural there and I had my head in a daze I didn’t even miss it until about 55 years later I realized it is gone for ever… now, I will feel guilty I didn't miss it.
Now, in that spot, Los Reys Mexican Restaurant’s parking lot is there, in case you are interested.
NOTE - The below has just been added. Monty Calhoun filled me in with page 2:
The barn in your picture was owned by Mrs. Leech. She was an old widow that would chase us out of there on a daily basis.
Having been raised in Pine Forest, this was one of our adventures that rated right up there
with sleeping on top of Dodd St. School, riding our Flexy Racers in the sewer system, and
shooting cars, at night, with our pea-shooters on the 4 lane highway. Some of our gang,
that you would know: Julian Suggs, Ronnie Witcher, Rupert and Carroll Raines, June Lyle, Nancy Mathis, Jean Baker, Ozzie Huff, Buddy Ball, Neil Taylor, Richard Townsend, Larry Brewer, Dianne Ford, Joe Thomas...and the list goes on.