For a small town, Selma was very busy this past Saturday. We had the Torch Run, antique sidewalk sale and the Richard B Harrison alumni association parade. This is one wild motorcycle that was in the parade. More photos at www.selmanc.info
I went down to Railroad St. Antiques and saw this old weed stove. Back in the forties and fifties most of the food was cooked on this type of stave. Can you imagine cooking on this and the temp being in the eighties www.rrstantiques.com .
This fountain is in the middle of the rose garden surrounded by the roses. The garden currently contains over 1200 rose plants, consisting of 180 different varieties, ranging from old garden to modern hybrids. www.wilsonrosegarden.com
I took this picture of an artist painting a rose. This rose garden is a few miles north of here; it is one of the loveliest gardens that I have seen. I will spend much of my summer taking pictures in this garden. www.wilsonrosegarden.com
Everywhere that I went this week end someone was cooking on one of those gas fired trailers. I took this picture Saturday at the Johnston County Relay for Life event. Here the Fire Department members are cooking center-cut pork chops and bratwurst. Look good don’t they?
I went to a pig picking yesterday; the weather was good and the pig was great. There is a difference between a pig picking and a barbecue. When you go to a barbecue the pig has been chopped and it is served from a stainless steel warmer. A pig picking starts when you put the pig on a gas fired cooking trailer. It usually starts early in the morning and you cook the pig at a slow rate. When the pig is ready to serve, the caterer, usually a barbecue restaurant, will hook the trailer to the back of a vehicle and haul it all over town to the party. This is a good way to advertise and it usually gets some extra business at his restaurant. When you are ready to eat, you must put on the special gloves, remove the ribs, add the special BBQ sauce and pull the pig apart while mixing in the sauce. Umm umm it was good.
This photo was taken June 1 at Johnston Community College. Luminaries line the perimeter of the lake as team members walk for a cure. Relay For Life is a celebration of cancer survivorship and community spirit. Each year in 3,600 communities worldwide, more than 2.25 million people (including 460,000 cancer survivors) take part in this overnight event. In addition to honoring survivors, Relay For Life raises much-needed funds for American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services. http://www.johnstonrelayforlife.org/
Relay for Life This photo was taken last year at the Relay for Life event held at Johnston Community College. Relay For Life is a celebration of cancer survivorship and community spirit. Each year in 3,600 communities worldwide, more than 2.25 million people (including 460,000 cancer survivors) take part in this overnight event. In addition to honoring survivors, Relay For Life raises much-needed funds for American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services. The 2007 Relay for Life will be held tonight June, 1 at JCC. http://www.johnstonrelayforlife.org/