The best thing about living in the country is you live in the country.
It has its own culture, language and common understanding amongst the locals.
Even its own media.
In the country, you may be lucky enough not to have to use one of the big power companies for electricity. You may get your power from the local electric co-op. Which we do.
The co-op is a club. All the users are members. It is non-profit.
And like most good clubs, it has a monthly magazine.
This is what makes the first of the month one of my happier days. That's when the Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative Texas Co-Op Power arrives.
Great stories about rural life. Recipes. Funny photos.
And best of all, the want ads.
Having spent a considerable amount of my life making advertising, I am especially appreciative of the creativity and unique marketing angles used by my fellow co-op members.
Madison Avenue has a few things to learn.
Here are some examples from the just arrived June issue.
LOOKING FOR VANITY with mirror and bench
for granddaughter. Call 903-651-9669.
NEW 12.4-28 8-PLY NYLON TRACTOR TIRE.
Used 12.4-28 4-ply tractor tire. Call (903)814-0207.
92 DODGE. 3/4 TON. Cold A/C and heat, $800.
Acct. under Larry Hutching's (brother),
Whitesboro. Call (903) 267-0469.
PORTABLE STICK WELDER with hood and
leads. Forney model 225 (electric 220) $135.
If no answer, please call back later. Call (972)
832-9300 or (972) 752-5675.
3-POINT SINGLE BOTTOM MIPPLE BUSTER,
$100. Old six plow, Tumble Bug earth mover
and planters for old model Farmall, $75 each.
Call (903) 870-4717.
WWW.RANGEHONEY.COM "Best Dern
Texas Range Honey You Can Get." Call
If you want the 92 Dodge, better hurry. Word has it Larry Hutchings wants the thing out from under him.