Cakes, Goats, Art, Water, And A CommuneTuesday, March 23, 2010
For our anniversary, we wanted to take the boys to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. I had done a little research about where to have lunch, and many people were suggesting the City Cafe Diner downtown. At first it doesn't sound like a great idea because...well, it's attached to a Day's Inn, which isn't the most appetizing location, right? But it's a real diner in that it's all black and white and neon, and there are a zillion things on the menu including well over fifty desserts - tons of cakes. There are so many desserts that they have pictures of them running on a loop on televisions around the diner.
Sprung from the counterculture movement of the 1960s and the Jesus movement of the 1970s, The Twelve Tribes community strives to live their lives as described in Acts 2 and 4 of the Bible. Members live communally and share everything. They must give up all possessions to live within the community.
Members dress in modest clothing, with the women usually wearing waist-length hair and long dresses with high necklines. Men wear beards with their hair bound in the back like the priests of the old covenant.