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Escaping cellphone society: In this throwback town, homemade signs rule the land

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In Grayton Beach, it's the signs that tell the most powerful stories. Photo by Katie Oxford
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This sleepy Florida beach community has a homemade sign for just about everything. Photo by Katie Oxford
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Sounds perfect. Photo by Katie Oxford
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My kind of mailbox Photo by Katie Oxford
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You've gotta love the simple ingenuity of this sign. It sure gets the point across more than any fancy sign would. Photo by Katie Oxford
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Don't mess with a man's outdoor shower. Photo by Katie Oxford
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Some of the signs in Grayton Beach have a specific message. Photo by Katie Oxford
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All of the signs are somehow beautiful, fitting right into one of the most unique towns still around. Photo by Katie Oxford
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Grayton Beach, Fla., is a world apart. When you turn off of 30-A, you get a sense of the place right away.

Little bungalows on either side of the road rest comfy like in lush green vegetation. Some are newer than others but they all look like they belong there, like old pillows on a sofa.

But, I won’t go on about the bungalows or the beach there or the brackish lakes near by, each of which scratch something deep every time I see them. 

It’s the homemade signage at Grayton Beach that catches my eye. They are as suitable to the place as much as anything, reflecting a state of mind. 

If you long for a reprieve from cellphone society — you’ll find it at Grayton Beach. 

Click through the photo gallery above for a glimpse of the information age — Grayton Beach style.

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