Saturday, December 15, 2007

Milk and Bread

I had to fight the urge to go out and buy milk and bread this evening. The weatherman said there was a chance of snow flurries late tonight and I really don't want to be caught without milk and bread...even thought I rarely eat bread or drink milk. I think the urge is encoded in the DNA of southerners. It's like when a hurricane is in the forecast. People will rush out and buy every available generator even if the hurricane is headed for Singapore.
It was chilly this morning as Jilda and I went out to watch the Christmas Parade. Our niece Zoe was an elf on one of the floats so we had to see that. I maintain the City of Sumiton's website so I posted up the pictures from the parade for folks to see. Watching the kids is the most fun for me. The kids in the parade and the ones watching simply beam. I have to put my hands over my ears when the sirens blare but the kids don't flinch. And most of them smile for ear to ear.
If you'd like to see the parade photos, go to:


  1. Anonymous1:29 AM

    Hey Rick,
    One week later and you finally get a comment regarding the Christmas parade. Well, sort of.
    After moving away from Dora more than 15 years ago, I was in town this particular weekend and took my 8-year old daughter to the parade, much to her delight. You and I shared a few words in front of Food World then my daughter and I smiled as you took our picture. I've had your alumni site bookmarked on my computer for over a year now and go to it almost every day. I believe I mentioned it that day but I want to thank you again for the work you do on the Web site - especially your daily blogs (which I admire and relate to as a mixture of Lewis Grizzard and Andy Griffeth). Though we'd never met before the parade, I can't imagine being any happier to see an old friend that day than I was when I saw you approaching.
    I just wanted to share with you how much I enjoy you sharing your life with all of us and keeping us up to date with the happenings of home. With sincerest wishes from my family to yours, merry Christmas, Rick.

  2. Hey Tommy,
    Thanks so much for your kind words. I do remember communicating with you when you discovered the Dora High website. As I recall, the day you found the site was the day I posted the note about Phillis Sellers. You said that you actually grew up in that house when the Sellers moved away.
    Anyhow, it was good to finally meet you and your beautiful daughter.
    Take care, and again, thanks.


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