On our way down to Texas, we stopped at a roadside fruit stand to buy some peaches. (They were the tastiest we'd experienced in at least 2 years – maybe 5.)
Fruit stands may be alive and well at the moment, but I'm guessing they won't keep going much longer. (At least Mr. Monroe looked like he wouldn't be around much longer.) Why do I feel there might be a possible death of fruit stands? I don't know. Maybe just this moment's pessimism.
I took a similar photo about 4 years ago in southern Illinois. That farmer had a sign on his wall that said something like, "Don't even try to use a gun on me! Mine is bigger than yours."
And here's to fruit stands lasting forever...