...missing Mr. B.....
He called and said they got to the hotel in the dark and left today for the plant tour in the dark.
Oh, about the plant. Not a plant. THE plant. Woodworking. Cabinet making. That would be silly - flying all the way to Alabama to look at a plant..
Unless......... it was a really great plant that could only grow in Alabama..OR...is the State flower..by law..by golly..
The State Flower of Alabama...
A bill introduced in the 1927 legislature by Representative T. E. Martin,
House Bill 24, approved August 26, 1959, amended Section 8, Title 55, of the Code of 1940, to read: "The camellia is hereby designated and named as the state flower of
Only took them 72 years to decide...wonder what was wrong with the Goldenrod anyway?? Hmmm..
However, on the way back to the hotel (about an hour's drive) it was light.. said it was beautiful. Humid. Nice temperature, but humid. And it's not even summer...humid.
We don't do humid. Unless it's frozen - then it's snow...That's one thing we have in common. OK, that and about a million other things..but humidity is definitely something we both agree on- that we don't do.
Spent one summer in St. Louis - pretty area - nice people - but we were introduced to the term "oppressive humidity"...coming from a desert upbringing and living in the high desert of Utah..
( single digit humidity) we thought we were..melting...like in Over the Rainbow.."I'm mellllltingg..."
But, on the totally fun side, we discovered..lightening bugs! Really! Again, coming from the desert where the bugs could kill you with one look, were uglier than gum on the bottom of your shoe and as big as small cats...lightening bugs were a pure delight.
He called tonight. He's coming home tomorrow. Yay! Said that Southern Hospitality at it's finest was shown to he and his associates. People were nice, food was great, beer was cold.
And yet, he's coming home....
Have a great fun filled spring day...oh. and what's your state flower??