Sunday, November 15, 2015

Far From The Maddening Crowd... NOT!

1.  The "maddening crowd" of thousands crowd the little (almost deserted) town of Bostwick, GA for their annual festival.
2.  Billed as one of the "largest tractor parades," we watched one after another of these restored, semi-restored, and original tractors that were still plowing fields, file by for 30 minutes... had to be over 150 of them in all shapes and sizes.
3. Susie Agnes Hotel, now serving as the city hall, and being restored by the historical society.
4.  A long, old, brick shed with an ailing tin roof, and a long "pit" down the center for cooking BBQ... "everybody" uses it (organizations cooking to raise money).
5.  One of the few remaining fully operational Cotton Gins being used in the state today.  Up and running day of festival !
6.  Oh the days when "cotton was king" in the south.  Even now, there are places (like here) where fields go on for miles with row after row of cotton ready for picking.  Every time I see one of them, it reminds me of that Bible verse from John 4:35, "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."