Saturday, November 8, 2008
Living in a small town.......
My FAVORITE Aunt lives in a sweet little, small town in Missouri.....
Her daughter....my cousin Sara has a blog that I follow so that I can keep up with what's going on up there.
Last month their little town with a popluation of ummmm.....108......SWELLED to over 50 THOUSAND people for their annual "Pumpkin Festival".....how fun is that?
I have cousin Sara's permission to share her story and photos with you now so that you can enjoy them too!
Read on now from Sara's perspective..............
"Last weekend was the annual Pumpkin Festival in our teeny tiny town, population 108. They said about 50,000 people came this year, thanks to the great weather (last year it poured on Saturday). That’s just insane that we can fit that many people in the small, dusty village in the river bottoms. Dave drove the tractor in the parade again and the kids threw candy. We may be from the sticks but we can still wave like a princess!
It’s so cool that you can drive down the street and holler out at people you know. I love living in a small town.
The town gets so crowded that the sheriff’s deputies ride bikes.
This one is my brother-in-law’s father on his old tractor.
Dave and Ed discussing tractors.
We went pumpkin shopping early and it was a good thing, there wasn’t a lot left by afternoon. The farmers restock throughout the weekend.
They had some mighty big ones too. The kids really wanted one of these giant gourds but my rule is if you can’t carry it you can’t have it.
This was taken Saturday afternoon….see what I mean about selling a lot of pumpkins?
One of the big draws to the festival is the food.
Pork steak from the Lions Club. Mom and Dad worked down there the whole weekend.
Pumpkin bread? Yum! Pumpkin trifle…….not so much.
Pumpkin seeds are great but we can make those at home. Look at all the pumpkin foods on the menu.
Pumpkin rolls…….I love them!
I wish the leaves had been turning more but it’s still a pretty setting down here.
My cousin's house looks very "cozy and peaceful" nestled there in the trees doesn't it?
I on the other hand...who lives in a town that is over 800 THOUSAND....am wishing for a little "home townyness" in my life...
If your a "big, city, living" person like me....... maybe you are wishing that too.