Napoleon Fruit Soup, A Ghost Ad and Morning on a Motorcycle

When I left my hotel in Napoleon, Ohio headed east towards home I didn’t really have much of a plan other than go towards where the sun was coming up. I picked up US 6 because it was familiar. Actually, I could follow it almost all the way home if I’d wanted to.

With a quick u-turn to get a better look at a ghost ad I spotted in an alley, I parked on the main drag in Napoleon. A Gold Medal Flour and 7-Up two-fer!

While there, some creeps watched me take pictures.

Before riding away, I pulled up a listing of Roadside America favorites on my GPS to see if there was anything interesting nearby. Huh, a giant can of soup

And so it was I found myself on the side of the road watching a huge can of tomato soup basking in a glorious sunrise. Life is nothing if not mysterious.

Since a tomato is technically a fruit, the big soup can seemed perfect for today:

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at Today’s writing prompt: Fruit


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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8 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Ghosts? I think I will have to steal that idea! 🙂

  2. Joel Miller says:

    Glad to have you in town! Hope you enjoyed hanging out with us. I’ll stop up stairs and roust those two ‘stiffs’ in the window for you today :).

  3. David B says:

    Ghost ads. Never knew that’s what they were called, but I love to find them on old buildings – a link to the past.

  4. Shybiker says:

    I love ghost ads and anything from the past. Patina or decay adds to their allure.

    I’m planning a trip to Detroit next month and hope to wander through PA finding interesting sights like this. I hope there are wooden groundhog statues in Punxsutawney!

  5. Kathy says:

    Great job capturing fruit. 🙂

    I didn’t know those things were called ghost ads. But then, you HAVE been known to make words up. It fits, though.

    ShyB, there are lots of groundhog statues in Punxy. 🙂

  6. Garry says:

    Very Informative & Interesting article. I really enjoyed reading it.

  7. Richard James says:

    That’s the powerful post. I have Honda 850 CC. Sometimes I cross the meter of 150 in local roads. Anyways I really enjoy it. Thanks

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