Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tennessee. Talk about lush green! The Moore Family reunion is held at Kentucky Lake over the 4th of July and many Moores (~60) have traveled far and wide to be there. Ben jetted in from Amman, his Uncle Tim and Aunt Cathy from Pretoria. Cousin Brian pulled a boat trailer all the way from California and Cousin BJ one from Virginia. Mountains of food and gallons of beer. More fireworks than most small cities. Memories made, to be savored by all, but most especially the kids.
As we drive the highway to Nashville and the airport we select country music, wanting the full local experience. We catch an advertisement for Wise Food Storage.com, which sells “gourmet emergency food”, e.g. lasagna, with a shelf life of 25 years. A roadside sign advertises Loretta Lynn dude ranch kitchenettes. Another: payday loans, monthly customers welcome. A smaller sign “In memory of Parnell Wheatley.” It’s its own culture, this South. People very friendly and polite. The world here seems a little small though, and life moving a little slower.