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Sharon M. Riley
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By Sharon M. Riley:
Memorial Day, May 25, 2009 12:30 p.m. Highway 85 Westbound Driving past Exit 86 and Bill’s Truck Stop in Linwood, N.C. We’re driving on Highway 85 westbound on Memorial Day – destination Spencer, North Carolina – for a day of SKIP-BO card playing with Grandma. On the side of the road, just before exit 86 and the town of Linwood, there is a disturbing and unusual sight – the Big Man is down. Yes, the towering Big Man, a Paul Bunyanish pioneer type who watches over the speeding traffic with a rakish olé of a wave from his post at Bill’s Truck Stop; he was down for the count. On previous drives to Grandma’s, I have attempted to capture the waving image of Big Man with my still camera, but he has eluded me. Granted, I have not been as vigilant as Big Man photo capture requires; usually I’m reading […]