This is my son and his friend petting some of the sweet horses who came to the festival.
This is one of the bronze statues by Mr. Wehle. He had champion hunting dogs and this is one of the best.
Here are the other guild members who were on hand. It is such a pleasant way to spend a day.
Yummy, the kettle corn man is always set up next to us. We love to eat that kettle corn!!
Here I am with Smokey Bear. Notice it is not Smokey THE Bear, it is just Smokey Bear.
I loved this old handmade washboard. Can you imagine having to wash clothes that way?
Most people who were volunteering were dressed in "regalia" or period clothing. (They made sure we knew it was not a costume, but regalia.) They represented the period from about 1730 to 1830, when non-native people were first settling in Alabama. I'm glad I wasn't yoked up with two big water buckets.
This is a replica of an old covered bridge. It is so much fun to drive over it. I don't know if you can tell, but the bridge dog-legs over at about the middle because the original bridge was built over two creeks that ran near each other.
What a fun day we had. It is so good to hang out with folks who talk like me! Linda is the only person I know outside of my late Daddy, who says someone is "Balling the Jack" when they are going really fast! I tend to say it too. We also say things like, "It was locked up tighter than Dick's hatband." I could probably think of lots more if I put my mind to it.
This was my third year to go and I definitely plan to go back next year. I hope you enjoyed the photos!