Earlier in the week, we featured cement trucks, so we felt it would be fitting to close out the week with a glimpse of some cement-cast treasures. Cement yard ornaments were a lot more popular in the 1950's and 1960's than they are now. They were usually in the front yards and the iconic cement jockey was one of the most popular ornaments to welcome visitors. The above (almost) kissing Dutch boy and girl and the giant cement basket full of impatiens adorn a Magnolia Street yard in Fisher Park. Likely, they weren't cast with a cement mixer like the one at Chandler Concrete Company, but they might have been made somewhere like Oak Hollow Market.
Before long, the impatiens will go by the wayside and hardy mums will round out these street-view assemblages. Yesterday, one of our readers commented that "the clothing does not make the man." Today, we're wondering if yard decorations make the yard. Have a great first-weekend of fall. Best of luck to everyone, especially the Greensboro cyclists in the Tour of Tanglewood- a fundraiser for MS. Fish on Wheels is a Greensboro-based group of riders and it isn't too late to donate to their team, here.