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Return to CHEEKTOWGA! [w/images]

Dan

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Return to CHEEKTOWGA!

Carriage fetish. Only in Cheektowga.

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Cheektowga embraces diversity! I think.

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Windmills have always been popular in Buffalo's eastern suburbs.

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Whipped.

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A whipped MARINE. A sad sight.

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Old school, baby!

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Monogrammed houses - a Cheektowaga tradition.

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A traditionalist.

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Cheektowaga rapid transit

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Dan

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You know you're in Cheektowga when ...

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Finally, the in lawn ornament this year ... LIGHTHOUSES!

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JNA

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Is there a lawn/yard ornament
that you are still looking for and have not found yet?
 

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You managed to capture my all-time favorite lawn ornament - the virgin mary in a half-buried upright bath tub. Classic. Bravo.
 

Dan

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RichmondJake said:
Is that a lavender flag on the Marines' house?
Nope. That's the Marine Corps flag. Scary, isn't it.

Originally posted by JNA
Is there a lawn/yard ornament that you are still looking for and have not found yet?
I've heard stories about toilets reused as flower pots, but I haven't come across any yet. I've also heard about BVMs dressed up in little Buffalo Bills jerseys, but I've only seen decorated creches; not the BVM itself.
 

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Buffalo is the one area even more catholic than Rhode Island.

What's with those old Black stereotype statues? Do people just think they're cute, or are they trying to prove some kind of politically incorrect point? - like "isn't it funny that this neighborhood is so white that I can get away with this?" Or are the homeowners Black themselves?
 

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I've heard stories about toilets reused as flower pots, but I haven't come across any yet. I've also heard about BVMs dressed up in little Buffalo Bills jerseys, but I've only seen decorated creches; not the BVM itself. [/B]


There is a commode-planter in Weems, OH near Rinker St. You can see it up the hill above the Weems Community Chapel sign from Jefferson County Highway 25.

There are also several planters made from old tractor (or truck, perhaps?) tyres. They have been placed in right of way that I believe belongs to the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad, where a siding was to be placed. (What there was of the siding has been gone about 10 years.) The green space is now a public commons of sorts, kept nicely mown with some nice trees, swingsets for children like you find in suburban back yards, and, of course, planters.
 

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Dan, looking at those pics reminds me of my hometown, Streator, IL - A Polish and Slovak community with probably as many lighthouses, Virgin Mary statues, and painted butterflies and birds per capita as Cheektowga.
 

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So is there some kind of provision in the residential zoning ordinance that requires yard art? Do the HOA's come after people with unadorned yards? Do decorating contests at Christmas cause a blackout in the rest of the state? This is all unironic yard art, right? That is an impressive collection of yard art, and as someone with pink flamingos, I speak sincerely (mostly).
 
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