Sunday, May 24, 2009
A Loooong Week-End...Finally!
Happy Holiday Everybody!!!
I love having Saturdays off! For the last 30 years or so if I have been in town, I get up early and go to The Farmers Mkt. It is only open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Up until a few weeks ago, the outside pavillion booths were pretty vacant. But now with the herb and flower flats, southern produce coming in, and fresh Michigan Asparagus, It Was Rockin yesterday!!!
The inside is hoppin year round with farm fresh eggs, chicken, a home cured meat mkt, a most excellent cheese stand, and even a gourmet wine shop, amongst the usual crafts and bakery items. I bought lots of good stuff for tomorrows Memorial Day Extravaganza....Which of course I'll share with you all...TOMORROW!
On a more sad and sobering note...The last shot is yesterday (SATURDAY) at exactly High Noon, of the main drag of Flint!!! WHAT A GHOST TOWN!!!
When I was a kid, "downtown" on Saturday was very exciting. All adult men and women wore hats, kids dressed up, busses and cars were bumper to bumper, every store-front was filled and busy. This is what the Birthplace of General Motors looks like now, an empty shell of what was once a thriving, inovative example of The American Dream....gone very sour!
Enjoy the long Week-End...