Today I spent a few hours in Bartlett, Texas, a community of a little over 1600 people on the Williamson/Bell County line. A portion of the picturesque downtown area resides in each of these counties. The occasion was their annual Bartlett Friendship Fest. Like Granger, a few miles south, it’s a community with old-fashioned brick streets. The house where I grew up, in Texarkana, had a brick street. As with any festival, there was a parade, music, food, vendors, politicians, and music. These small towns where I live have large numbers of people with Czech origins. After being in Texas over 8 years, tonight I decided to look up the meaning of S.P.J.S.T., a Texas-based Czech fraternal group with deep roots. If what I found on Google is to be trusted, here it is: Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas. At least I know “Texas.” One group in the parade was the Austin Jeep Community, a club of sorts. Those jeeps were crawling all over each other, kind of cool! They have a nifty mural in Bartlett, included in this post. At the car show, I was duly impressed by an 8-year-old taking photos with an honest-to-goodness camera, not a smartphone. While I give smartphones their due (reluctantly), a camera is the tool of choice. By the way, I really like that Basset hound, Norton. These photos were taken for my friends at the Williamson County Sun.