Welcome to the Grand-Canyon State
✝ Wish for Gabriel, sad memory for Allen.
Anonymous

May 1882

Just the other day, I heard that someone from the east decide to show up and bought so many items than anyone else could afford. I thought it was gold, but it wasn’t. Heard it was the one dollar everyone was talking about—-must be something, because no one out here never seen one. Maybe if I can get this guy to hire me and work my ass off, then I’ll get a dollar. Hah! Who the rich guy now!

Memory

August 1, 1861

I receives some bad news the other day and unfortunate, I didn’t take the news very well. Gabriel became a territory, but not for the union. I was wondering why I felt so sick and my body hurting all over. For the first time, I was alone and scared that I’ll never see my brother ever again. I never got the chance to tell him that I’m learning a lot. I can speak and write very well in English. 

I fear something may happen to him if he continues to walk this path. How long will this war go? Will it end? I don’t know myself—-but I do know that someone is going to lose.

I will not lose my brother, even if did join the wrong side. I’m going to find him and bring him home. 

✝ wish
Anonymous

August 1882

It amazing how man can create something so strange and yet so fast, they call it a Train. Never seen one before till the other day, it was roaming across the land with its cargo to deliver. I heard that its fun to ride in, but how do you ride it? Is it like a horse? I never do trust white man and their nonsense ideas, but this one….I’ll accept it. 

My muse has left their old, brown leather book somewhere by accident. It looks like it’s seen years of wear and tear, and upon opening it your muse discovers that it’s full of wishes that never came true and times in their life when they were hurt/alone/sad. Send me a “✝” to read a wish or sad memory (specify which.) from the book.
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Tobacco smoking in the U.S.
Americans have been smoking fewer cigarettes every year for nearly 50 years running, but some states, age groups and demographics have been better about kicking the habit, or never even picking up the butt.

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Tobacco smoking in the U.S.

Americans have been smoking fewer cigarettes every year for nearly 50 years running, but some states, age groups and demographics have been better about kicking the habit, or never even picking up the butt.

urbantique:

PHX nightfall

urbantique:

PHX nightfall

forbiddenforrest:

For All Time by Eye of the Storm Photography on Flickr.

unmanlyblondeness:

Arizona’s model dinosaur fetish

unmanlyblondeness:

Newspaper rock, with ancient Indian petroglyphs, Arizona

supernatural-dean-loves-pie:

Only people from Arizona and the middle east will be able to survive the apocalypse, we suffer the fires of hell every time we step out of the house. 

You know you live in Arizona when you forgot your water heater has been broken for 3 weeks.

boardsandbridles:

But you still manage to give yourself 3rd degree burns when you first turn on the shower.