The drive to Tupelo was not a long one in a relative sense. I arrived prior to eleven, but you also have to factor in that I changed time zones. Again I stayed off the major interstates and therefor was able to see the countryside. Fascinating is not an adjective that comes to mind.
I filled up my tank once in the morning. As I pumped in the fuel I stared at the petroleum company’s signage. I was struck by the contrast in how science is portrayed.
Back in the 1960’s the complexities of science were stressed and the word gunk would not even have been considered for use in a advertisement that was to impress customers with the quality and sophistication of petroleum products. Terms like carbon deposits, tars, gums, varnishes, I can recall being used in advertisements, but never this.
Today I checked in to Tupelo, MS and then drove north about twenty miles to Booneville to find that the Frank’s Museum and Antiques no longer exists. I did get to talk to someone in the Booneville Chamber of Commerce who informed me that they no longer received brochures from the place either.
So tomorrow I will stay and see the Tupelo Automobile Museum and then on to Arkansas.