Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome to Roadside Weirdness!

Hi! My name is Nicosia, and I have always held a fascination with the weird, abandoned, and unusual. As a small child, Mom and I would accompany my genealogist and historian grandmother to every out of the way graveyard she could find. Mammaw Jean would let me do the rubbings on the old stones with my crayons while she documented the graves and told me how I was related to the person buried there. We checked out old empty houses, too! It wasn't until I grew up that I realized not everyone hung out in graveyards and traipsed around abandoned buildings for fun. Our journeys took us on many off-the-beaten-path detours to small towns filled with Mom and Pop diners, musty courthouses, abandoned buildings and lots of friendly people all over Eastern Kentucky! Mammaw could strike up a conversation with anyone about anything, but the talk always turned back to history in some form or another. She listened well and remembered every story and tried to pass them on to the next generation. In the process, she gave me a gift I treasure- the ability to find the adventure anywhere, even in your own backyard!

This little corner of the web will showcase whatever strange things I find on my travels, wether it be giant cows, abandoned gas stations, or wigwam shaped motels... Thanks for riding shotgun!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have the same fascination with abandoned homes, cemeteries, old stores, faded signs and etc. I am thinking about starting up a facebook group if I could think of a catchy name.