Monday, December 15, 2008
Well, I couldn't think of anything to call this post other than a hodge-podge of things from my trip home. While I was there I had a little 'cue. This is the (soon to be) world famous Shack Tater from the Bar-B-Que Shack in Paragould, AR. Yeah, there's a tater under there. I had more than my share of these when I worked in that little town, in fact, even though I hadn't been there in 7 years the owner said he remembered me. That's a little embarassing. My super cute and smart nephew recommends their catfish! BBQ excursion #2 was to Demo's Barbeque and Smokehouse in Jonesboro, AR. I got the 3 rib plate and they were nice and meaty, just enough. The beans and slaw were pretty good too. I enjoyed this trip cause I got to visit with cousins and aunts from both sides of my family that I hardly ever get to see. My friend's little girl seems to approve of the blackberry cobbler (or at least the ice cream on top) from the local diner. Look at those cheeks....I can't stand it! I really wanted to pinch them but that would have proved how old I am and just annoyed her, I'm sure. If it seems crass or in bad taste I spent the days after my dad's funeral dining around, believe me, he would have approved :) Here is Piggott Arkansas' claim to fame. Ernest Hemmingway lived in our little town for a period of time after he married a lady from the area. Leaving us with the Hemmingway Pfieffer Museum. I think this is where he was living when he got suicidal and shot himself (just kidding!) And I'll leave you with this lovely stretch of road where I was when I heard about the attack on the WTC.