Neshoba County Fair This Week, The Voice, Sweet Tea, and a New VariantWednesday, July 30, 2008
This week is the Neshoba County Fair - it is unlike *anything* else! We went two years ago...
It has a midway, which we skip, but it also has all kinds of great agricultural and homemade exhibits - that's my favorite part:
Here are a couple of the cabins - if you find one for sale, they cost up to $200,000 and you have to meet the approval of the Fair board, plus from what I understand, go through some other 'hoops' too. There are over 600 cabins now. Ah, I still want one:
Except I would paint it about 15 different colors and make it totally crazy and fun!
There's even horse racing - I think it's the only legal horse track in Mississippi.
When we went, we thought the announcer sounded familiar:
...it sounded just like Jack Cristil. Now, a lot of you already know, Jack Cristil is the radio announcer for Mississippi State football. One Friday night, Av and I were in Tupelo, went to Temple, and (surprise!) there was Jack Cristil leading services out of the "Gates of Prayer" prayerbook. It was *the* most awesome thing to hear - those words spoken just that way. Some people think - or thought - that Charlton Heston had the voice of the Almighty. Well, for me, it is Jack Cristil. Now some people have these incredible light-filled, very intellectual visions of what G-d is like, but I've never gotten much past 2nd grade with my vision. In my mind, G-d looks like a cross between Colonel Reb and Colonel Sanders, is personality-wise a mix between my PawPaw and Bear Bryant, and He sounds just like Jack Cristil. You just want to sit in His lap and hear a story, hope for a hug, and never-ever disappoint (talking about the Almighty here, not Jack Cristil. But you know.). Anyway...