Last week we drove to MS to visit with Austin and his family. I have known his mama about 5 years before him and Amy ever met. Its fun to visit with them. This weekend was no exception. We ate at some awesome little places and went to the Blueberry Jubilee.
Friday we went to eat lunch at a diner (looks like it took over an old 7-11). The owner greeted us at the door and everyone got a huge hug. Billy Kent had met her before and he introduced us all her to. She was talking about all the items on the buffet and told us not to let Austin have any rutabagas....they are supposed to be a natural Viagra. We got a huge kick out of that news! I had never had any and I tried them....really good. The buffet that day was chicken n dumplings (Amy loved them), roast & gravy, fried chicken, loads of homestyle vegetables. This stuff is not canned and reheated....its fresh! The owner, Candi knows everyone and treats them like family. She asked a guy to sing and he didn't...Tammy volunteered Austin ~ and he did a great job with Amazing Grace. Everyone stopped eating to listen and a few joined in also. Right after we sat down, Candi came to our table, joined hands with us to pray. This is a special lady! After our amazing lunch, I went to find her and she was in the kitchen washing dishes. I got to thank her for her hospitality and give her a hug. That is one place I will visit again.
Then we went junk/antique shopping. The first 2 places were just ok...the last 2 were fantastic! I found 2 pieces of Fire King that had a rooster on the front and bought them. Amy found a set of pyrex antique bowls ~ ok she found way more than one set, but just got one. At the 2nd one, I found mom a Corning Ware teapot with a lid.....her lid had broken. We had way too much fun in these places. I think I can safely say those last 2 shops are where pyrex and corning ware go to find a new home.
Saturday we ate breakfast ~ wonderful ham and cheese omelet on the way to the Bluebeerry Jubiliee. Lots of interesting things to look at, a car show, and more shops. We hit one that was selling out her inventory and ready to bargain. I got some cool things there and so did Tammy and Amy~
Austin was part of the afternoon singing line up so we stated this the to watch him. He did a great~
Sunday morning was church, then lunch and the long trip home.
Thankful for ~
bargains and bargaining
the colorful dishes of yesteryear
friendly faces and folks'
great country cooking
Someone asked me about the wedding ~ I said it was 6 months away....and then I astarted counting ~ 4 months....yikes, that's not long!
Believe it or not ~
I didn't take my camera so I hav not pircutes to share!