A cartload of pumpkins because it is October, after all.
Old boys with their old toys, standing around chewing the fat.
(cue John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy)
The general blacksmith's shop, for all one's ironic needs.
Plus I saw the writing on the wall, on the prison wall, that is, a prison that mostly housed debtors and drunks, I was told. This fellow's rather unimaginative message tells us that he was confined August 25 and his date of release was to be November 8. It's good to have something to look forward to in life. Although there is a Buddhist tenet that advises "abandon all hope." I guess it means to make the best of each moment that we have, for that's all that we have. I think that hope makes the world go round, though. But I suppose one of the main goals of Buddhism is stillness rather than spinning around. That would be for the Dervishes. But Albert County is predominantly Baptist country, so we won't get into all that here. I think that's enough history and religion for one blog post, don't you?