Saturday, October 15, 2011

Farmers market still going strong

Fall is near, so the merchandise at the Big Lots Farmers Market is changing. We were there today and came home with turnips and turnip greens. Going to be some mighty fine eating Sunday. We've got a big squash, too. We didn't get a pumpkin. Maybe next week. Here are some photos of just a little of what's available:

This truckload of pumpkins drew interest and a crowd at the Big Lots Farmers Market.
Another vendor offered a variety of colorful fall goods, including more pumpkins, mums and turnips and turnip greens. Some of those greens went home with us, and will be part of our Sunday dinner.
Homemade birdhouses were sold by this vendor, obscured by the shadow of his canopy tent.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Why Herman Cain will never be elected

Some of my co-workers at my day job like to talk politics during lunch in the break room. A couple of them have lately become enamored with the candidacy of Herman Cain. One told me that if the Republicans would nominate Mr. Cain, he would undoubtedly win. I laughed out loud at that notion.

"Herman Cain is not black enough," I said. "Look at his life. He is an achiever and has accomplished much through hard work. He studied hard in school. He remained focused. He worked hard in business and was selected for management. He eventually worked his way to the top. That will not set well with young black voters and the media, both of whom consider that lifestyle "white." No, sir, Herman Cain is too white to ever be elected in this country."

My co-workers called me a racist, in a joking way, of course. But they insisted I was wrong.
Now here is proof that I, of course, was right. A white man on TV had to school Mr. Cain about what it means to be black. Black men are not supposed to do what Mr. Cain did, i.e. go to school, study hard, make good grades, get good jobs, become business and community leaders. The white man said so. Just listen to the link. » Lily-White Lawrence O’Donnell Lectures Herman Cain On How Black Men Are Supposed To Behave

Friday, October 7, 2011

Benefit bluegrass concert to raise money for Ray Hicks

Bluegrass music will start at noon, Saturday, Nov. 5, at Rolla Elks Club, Highway 63 south, to raise money to help cover medical costs incurred by Rolla bluegrass radio host Ray Hicks.
“Our friend, long-time bluegrass radio DJ and promoter suffered a stroke earlier this spring,” according to an announcement from the show’s promoters, Jimmie Allison, of Midnight Flight, and Bev Spencer, of Beverly’s Hillbillys. “This benefit is to help cover medical costs. Ray has been instrumental in supporting bluegrass for many years. Now we would like to offer our support to him.”
Scheduled to play, rain or shine, are the following bands:
* Beverly's Hillbillys
* Midnight Flight,
* L.D. and the D.Js,
* Matt Strong and the Bluegrass Travelers,
* Rosa String Works,
* Open Range,
* Frank Ray and Friends,
* Highly Recommended,
* The Link Family,
* Rhonda Vincent and The Original RAJE (Rhonda, Allen Jones, Joey Winneman, Earl Hees).
Admission charge is a donation at the door.
Seating available, but bring your chair if you wish.
There will be drawings for goods and services, as well as a silent auction.
Food will be prepared and sold by the Elks.
Building use is donated by the Rolla Elks Club.
You can also mail donations directly to Ray Hicks, 213 E. Booneslick Rd. ,Warrenton, MO. 63383.
If you have questions, call Jimmie Allison (573) 201-3472 or Walter Volz (636) 677-5468.