14 responses to Bench Wagon Graffiti
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    Marie
    Comment on graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 04:03)

    graffiti

    Could it be the name Paul?

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      Comment on Paul (June 11th, 2014 at 03:28)

      Paul

      Now that I look again I think “Paul” could be it…there is what looks to be an “I” right before the P that threw me off. Maybe that was just the first attempt at etching a P.

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        Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 11th, 2014 at 09:42)

        Had some of the same problem, Erik. It’s a bit hard to tell the intentional from the extraneous markings.

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    Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 05:30)

    “Patty” was what I first saw in the top pic, but now I’m with Marie and leaning towards “Paul.”

    In the lower pic could the top word be “Notice” (although I have to admit that making an ‘o’ out of the second letter is a bit of a stretch)?

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    Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
    Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 06:45)

    This reminds me and my brother chalk drawing on the exposed foundation “walls” of our house in the basement. 25-30 years later its probably long been washed away. But my father never bothered and it sat there as long as we lived in the house

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      Lori
      Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 08:07)

      Slightly-Handled-Order-Man, my aunt and uncle had a wall full of the kids “graffiti” in the little closet where the hot water heater and stuff was. They put a pencil sharpener on the wall in there and after someone wrote something, messages were written back and forth for years. I wonder if the people who live there now got rid of all the stuff we wrote.

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        Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
        Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 11th, 2014 at 16:07)

        Come to think of it, Lori (and everyone), when my brother and I did our graffiti in our basement I don’t think we used commercial chalk, which irritated Dad, we used the stones that you can find in gravel driveways that you can use in much the same way as chalk, or maybe it was actual chalk but it was hard to impossible to wash off

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    Ada/KJV Conservative
    Comment on It's Paul (June 10th, 2014 at 07:12)

    It's Paul

    “Paul,” I believe, is the name between “Joseph” and “Samuel.”

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 16:16)

    I think the second photo says “Notice — Fairview Sluggers”. If the names are correct and not aliases, and the Fairview Sluggers
    are a ball team in the settlement, I wouldn’t think it would be too hard for the ministry of the district to find out who wrote the graffiti. What I noticed was that this graffiti is so much “milder” than what we see written on buildings, walls, sidewalks, etc. in urban areas.

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      Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 16:54)

      I guess I’m letting my own experience give me tunnel vision. I had just assumed that Fairview was a ref. to some Amish school (e.g., www.flickr.com/photos/ozarkinspirations/4788586871/in/set-72157624358198321), and Fairview Sluggers was just an informal nickname assumed by the kids that play ball there. If that is the case, I would be curious to know if the Fairview school was within this church district (with kids from Fairview writing on their own buggy), or if it were some kind of “cross-town revelry.” But I could be way off on all that.

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        Linda
        Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 17:25)

        Don, there does seem to be a Fairview Amish School in Adams County.

        http://www.realtor.com/local/Fairview-Amish-Private-School_Berne_Adams-County_IN/education

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Bench Wagon Graffiti (June 10th, 2014 at 20:06)

    I think it is Paul that is in the middle of Joseph & Samuel.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Whoda thunk it? (June 10th, 2014 at 20:54)

    Whoda thunk it?

    “Amish Graffiti”…sounds like another bad cable TV show about the Amish!

    Alice Mary

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