Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Farewell to Luby's

The phone ran at 8:00 am this morning.  Being that I went to bed at 3:30 am I was still very much asleep.  Why do people insist on calling us early, we are not morning people and all of our friends and acquaintances know that.  In this occasion it worked out for the best as I needed to go to the courthouse (that is where the license plate renewal office is located) to get new tags for “Terlita” my beloved van.  In and out in 5 minutes as there was no one in line.

Drove dad’s old car into town and it had a strong smell to gasoline.  Swung by the library to check out a couple of newspapers and found out they closed our local Luby’s.  No notice to employees, no nothing and calls to the headquarters from the local media had not been returned.  This is where the mechanic’s wife works.  I am sorry for her and all the people that lost their jobs.  In a small town like Del Rio employment is hard to find.

I don’t normally go to Walmart on Wednesday but glad I did, as there were very few people at that hour.  Have you all noticed how much paper products have gone up?  I find I get better prices in Houston but looking at the local ads online for stores there, I might as well buy them here.  I need to order checks and was surprised to see that the price has not doubled but tripled.

Looked in the camping section for some mark downs but found none.  Maybe after Labor Day they will start slashing prices so I can find a couple of things for my upcoming trip to Terlingua.

I cannot believe I actually took a three-hour nap late this afternoon.  I guess the heat (dad’s car does not have a/c) the lack of sleep and all the running around took its toll.

Good night.  Terlingua Dreams.


  1. My local Lubys ( 10 miles)closed up last year I guess it was. Guess the fast food places that kids and young adults use are putting them out of business.

  2. The Luby's by my house in Houston closed its doors two years ago. I was sorry to see it go since I would much rather have a warm kinda home cooked meal instead of the usual fast food alternative.

    I think you are right all the fast food establishments that the younger generation frequent finally did them in.

  3. I was at the last woolworths when it closed in Alaska, sad that it went but like lubbys , no one went there because a walmart had opened up in town so it had to close down.

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  5. Had not heard the name Woolsworth in a long time. When we used to live in town we frequented that store a lot.

    I don't know exactly when it went out of business since I was not living here at the time but ours had a lot to do with the demise of downtown and the peso devaluation.

    Funny you mention it yesterday I went to Walmart and one of the cashiers that for years worked at Woolsworth was the one who rung me up.


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