I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that as I drove back into town Thursday evening (in the footsteps of an earlier thundershower) I cut through old Lincolnville Road and came out right at the intersection adjacent to Town Hall. There was a party going on!
I had almost forgotten…the annual Summerville Sweet Tea Festival! I was ready to get home but something made me turn the car into my banking parking lot…someone was pulling out just as I drove up…a sign…had to do it…I had to at least get a picture of the Sweet Tea Jar this year….
Everyone was in a good mood…the shower had cooled off everything and it felt really refreshing. When I found this year’s largest tea cup container I waited in line to take a picture….but the lady in front of me insisted I get in the photo…she would take the picture. That’s why I love my hometown….so friendly! Here are some pictures I put together quickly yesterday morning before heading back to Mt. Pleasant. Summervillians have gotten very creative with sweet tea…even down to jam!
As I went back to my car I saw one of my favorite houses in Summerville all dressed up for fall and pumpkins…the first one off the block! So cute!
When I got home I remembered my “silver” pumpkins that I hadn’t gotten out yet when I came across this picture from a couple of years ago….it has got me thinking about tea again…and pumpkins!
I put this little message in the blog every year because it touches me every year…what a great lesson to remember.
Pumpkins and Acorns
An old poem describes a woman walking through a meadow, meditating on nature. While strolling about, she came upon a field of golden pumpkins. In the corner of the field stood a majestic, huge oak tree.
She sat under the oak tree musing on the strange twists in nature which put tiny acorns on huge branches and huge pumpkins on tiny vines. She thought to herself, “God blundered with Creation! He should have put the small acorns on the tiny vines and the large pumpkins on the huge branches.”
Nodding off, the woman stretched out under the oak tree for a nap. A few minutes after falling asleep she was awakened by a tiny acorn bouncing off her nose. Chuckling to herself, she rubbed her nose and thought, “Maybe God was right after all!”
*While you are reading this….there will be a party going on….Jakie and I are celebrating our birthdays today (Saturday the 23rd) even though our “official” birthday is tomorrow (Sunday the 24th) … it works better for us. Little Rhodes (my precious nephew) was born on the 23rd (one year ago) and he is celebrating his birthday on the 24th…it works better for them… lots of celebrating going on this weekend! Party On!
So until tomorrow…Let us always remember God… that You made no mistakes in your Divine Creation.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh