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Bristol

This entry is late. I won’t hide it. I own it. However, I told myself if I got it in today I could say I didn’t miss it, which is important when you like to say “I’ve never missed an entry in ten years.”

Last weekend, Nydia and I drove west. We went all the way to Tennessee, but it didn’t stop there. We ended up pretty far north, and crossed the border into Virginia…

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…Or we thought we did. That’s a Tennessee state flag right after the “welcome to Virginia” sign.

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The kitsch was almost entirely Virginia.

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I exited the kitsch shop and saw that on my side of the street, the flags were Virginia flags. The Tennessee flags were on the other side of the street.

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As it turns out, this town is in both Tennessee and Virginia. It’s a border town, and the main street runs right on the border.

I really wanted to find a kitsch shop on the Tennessee side that sold almost all Tennessee kitsch, but people just stared at me blankly when I said the word “kitsch,” and Nydia was getting very cold, so I had to give up.

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