Stump

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The daily word prompts ignite my imagination of times in my life.

The word “stump” has me reflecting on the stump-grinder, I rented to remove two tree stumps from my front yard several years ago. After I returned the rented machine, I can honestly say, I should have paid someone because of my wrist, elbows, shoulders, and chest ached for several days. I felt like I had worked out with free weights on my upper body every day for a week.


The word stump calls to mind my recent September tour of Carhenge in Alliance Nebraska.
Carhenge is a replica of England’s Stonehenge, but located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska, in the High Plains region of the United States..

Carhenge is created and designed by Jim Reinders utilizing older American cars buried in the ground and stacked on top of one another in similar design to Stonehenge in England.

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Jim Reinders was inspired by the prehistoric monument when he lived & studied in England. When he returned to Alliance, he developed the design idea to honor to his father. Originally completed and dedicated the local government was not pleased. But the idea survived, and the cars were painted gray, and dedicated June 1987 during the summer solstice day.

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The original Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury and thousands of miles away from Alliance Nebraska.

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