Grits and Tamales

Life in the Deep South, by Gabriel Aguilera

A Hoary Electrical Post

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There is an electrical post across the street from Cafe Louisa, right in front of the Capri Theatre. It is a sad-looking dour old post, weathered by so many storms and the sultry Alabama sun. Like an old hapless arm a street light juts out askance from it right beneath three cylindrical tanks that appear to be essential for the task of lighting up the local establishments. These include El Rey Burrito, fresh Alabama-Mex cuisine; the unpretentious Stonehedge Art Gallery; and Sinclair’s restaurant, which has graced Cloverdale for more than twenty years. At the top of the post two proud Ts bear wires as do several knotted nodes. The latter feed fuel to the businesses on either side of the street, including Cafe Luisa where I sat procrastinating yesterday morning admiring the view.

 

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