Sounds like places for a scary movie.
Gulp—a scary, deadly movie.
And a Wild West movie to boot.
I can see John Wayne riding in the distance.
And yet, these are names of roads.
Mason County roads.
With bar ditches.
They get ya where ya need to go.
Not for the fainthearted.
Especially when it rains.
Not for the feller with the fancy car.
Especially if it’s low to the ground.
Water Valley Cemetery.
Easy to imagine lots of scenarios.
You can tell a lot about a place by its roads.
Mr. Dobbs lived in Mason according to the 1920 census.
And three children, Milton, Sadie, and Jesse.
And Mr. Dobbs could read and write.
Maybe that’s all it took to get a road named after you.
That’s all I know.
Renee Walker is a poet, author, and real estate broker on the square. You can also read her blog at aroundthesquare.net