Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Saturday in Afton: The Results

Well, apparently the news of Small Business Saturday didn't make it to Afton, OK. On this day, I sold exactly one dollar's worth of merchandise, a postcard. Oh well, nice try. LOL! The weather was ghastly today -- cold, pouring rain most of the day, and a dark sky that made me feel like it was almost bedtime all day. I really can't blame folks for not taking to the road for a pleasant jaunt on a day like this.


Nevertheless, we did have three intrepid couples who chose today to do some Route 66ing. They were from Neosho MO, Oklahoma City OK, and Aiken IL. All of them seemed to be mainly unaffected by the weather and enjoying their time on the Mother Road. Here are the folks from Oklahoma City.We also had most of our "regulars" drop in and stay a while, so we had time to socialize with Ron M., Marly, Betty, Phil, Robin, and Michael Scruggs.


There is a group promoting the painting of murals on the sides of buildings along Route 66 across all of Oklahoma. I took a couple of photos of a very visible wall of a building in Afton which we think would be a perfect spot for a colorful mural. The bare rock wall faces Route 66 and it's unlikely that anything will be built in the vacant lot in front of it. Since this is just the beginning of an idea, however, we're not sure that the town of Afton could ever come up with the needed funds to support such an endeavor. Afton could sure use a facelift, though!

4 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sorry it was not a better day, $1 seems dismal.

Beth said...

That's too bad! I hope other, nicer days will make up for it.

I agree...perfect spot for a mural!

Rick Thompson said...

Laurel, I just found out who is doing many of the murals along 66--It is the art department at CSU in Edmond. Not sure how it would work but once the site is selected, they do the mural for free!! I will do a little more checking on it and see what it takes to get on the list....

Laurel said...

Rick, I might have to contact that group, since I don't think we can even begin to afford the people I've been having conversations with. We shall see.