Sunday, October 19, 2008

Gold Rush Days - Part 2

Doc and the Mrs. had a good time at this year's Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega, Georgia. Mrs. Doc picked up some bargains in pickled green beans and chow-chow from the farmers' market. Doc had himself four porkchop biscuits. Mrs. Doc had lemonade made by the Boy Scouts. Doc found a picture of an old Indian chief he once knew and soon it will hang someplace in the house where it won't scare small children. The buck dance contestants ranged in age from 8 to 80, or thereabouts, and Sadie Bafile (pictured above left) won by popular acclaim. The hog-callers were numerous and as enthusiastic as the woman in the photo at right. The wheelbarrow race proved once again that sometimes just one wheel is all you need. Phil and David from Georgia Traveller (GPB-TV) stopped by and entered the cross-cut sawing contest but their time (1 minute, 40 seconds) was beaten by a couple fellers who did it in 43 seconds flat.

The arm-wrestling contest was intense as usual. Doc had to remind everyone that there is "No spitting, smoke-blowing, or distracting your opponent by yelling things like 'I've got a loaded gun in my other hand!'"

Doc wishes to thank the Dahlonega Jaycees for all their hard work putting on this mighty fine festival! Doc will be back next year, if the sheriff will let him inside the town limits.

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