I live in Pumpkin Center, Georgia. Unless you live in Columbia County you have probably never heard of it (and many people in Columbia County haven’t heard of it either). Its only claim to fame is that it sits at a crossroads of two highways and there is a convenience store so that you can gas up and wet your whistle before you continue your journey. It sits one mile south of I20 and many people go this way. I am not sure what the population is but I would guess around 200. We aren’t even big enough to have made it onto Google Maps though the store did.
I had so much fun taking these photographs because several people stopped to say hello. I have been taking photos in this area for ten years now and most people know who I am though usually they find my car and not me. I park my car on the side of the road with a sign in the window that says, “I’m out looking at a few graves, be right back.” I don’t want the deputies worrying about me. I used to drive an electric blue pickup truck that had quite the reputation. No one knew my name but they knew the “cemetery lady” drove the blue truck. People would be waiting by the truck for my return so they could tell me about some old graves they knew about. Today I got some quizzical looks because they aren’t used to me taking photos of street signs. Sorry the photos are so dark but it was getting ready to storm.
Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis