Well, moving to Arkansas has taught me some things that I previously didn’t know.  Did you know that trees leaf out from the top down?  Me either!  Front porch sitting is good for that kind of info.  I didn’t know that moving 2 hours due east would send me to the deep south.  My new name is Ma’am and my whole pattern of speech has changed.  Take this example:

Ma’am, I am so sorry but we ran out of the kale and onion quiche earlier today.  Oh bless your heart, it is my fault for not getting here earlier! Oh no ma’am, it is our fault that we didn’t anticipate you coming in today.  Oh sugar,  you couldn’t have known that so please do not apologize.

Yep, that almost really happened!

Moving on, I have noticed that we have gray squirrels here.  In northeast Oklahoma we had brown squirrels.  What is up with that?  Do the brown squirrels get to the state line and say “whoa, we are headed into gray squirrel country, we best turn back”?  How do the gray squirrels know to live here and not 2 hours west?

Another thing I didn’t know was there is a fabulous dessert here called Possum Pie!  It is chopped pecans for the crust topped with chocolate pudding and whipped cream.  Oh sugar, it is to die for!

Well moving on again, it is officially spring and the farmers’ market is open for business.  This early in the year about all you can find there is kale, chard (whatever that is) and spinach.  That is the bad news.  The good news is all the groups playing great music on every corner and in between.  I managed to get a few pictures to share with you:

Band 1

Band 1

Band 2

Band 2

Band 3

Band 3

Band 4

Band 4

Amazing once you realize that this is 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

And the square was packed with people and dogs milling around.

General crowd photo

General crowd photo

So now you know so much more about our lives! Oh sugar, don’t you feel so special? I can’t wait to find out what other things I didn’t know about life in the south!

Thanks for hanging out with me.

 

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6 Responses to Things you didn’t know I didn’t know!

  1. Christine says:

    Who are all these people up and out at 9am all bright and happy?!
    Bless those squirrels! Endless fodder for stories! For years I thought Miss Potter had miscoloured her squirrels (they are grey) because all I knew were the reddish brown ones that we have in Omaha and in Colorado. Then when I began working at the Joslyn Castle all the squirrels there were black! Unfortunately that tribe migrated several years ago and now it’s all reddish brown squirrels around here again.
    Miss Cathy, I just cannot wait to come and visit you!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Oh, sugar!! I can’t wait to come see you all! I want some of that Possum Pie!!

  3. James says:

    Once again, Welcome to Arkansas…..and retirement. It only gets better…..bless your heart

  4. Emily says:

    I sure miss being called sweetheart by strangers. Also, I’m doing Arkansas proud-I legitimately used “bless your heart” in conversation recently, and it was magical. Can’t wait to get back down there!

  5. mj says:

    I learned “bless your heart” and “sugar” from Aunt Diddle Dee and I still enjoying hearing them. Tell Randy I found him a recipe for Possum Pie (since the pie lady here is moving to Little Rock).
    http://www.arkansaspie.com/2012/11/recipe-possum-pie.html
    He can practice on us!

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