Tuesday, July 6, 2010


This Night
This Crowd
Come on put em up
Let me hear it loud.
This Town
This City
This Crowd
Stand up on your feet
Put your worry down
And everyone of you
All Around
Come on ya'll let's take this town
I know I've mentioned Smithville before.
And the Fiddlers Jamboree that's held there every 4th of July.
My entire dad's side of the family lives here.
But, in all my 30 years of going, I've never really taken any pictures of this spectacular event!
Well, that's all changed now my friend!
I wanted to really capture the
True Essence of Smithville.
Let's explore it through photos now:
This is my cousins pool that we swim at every year.
It's on a golf course and right beside my Mema's house.
It's peaceful and country and I love it.

Here we have the Square.
Where all the action is!
I spent MANY evenings scouring these streets for boys
with whichever friend made the trip up with me that year.
And, ofcourse, with my dear friend Rachel (whose family I mentioned before) from ATL.
Obviously this was many years ago.

This particular photo
I mean, when will you ever see
Bratwurst Ice Cream
Italian Bistro
And a man clad in a sleeveless tiger shirt.
That's ALL happening here.
I have no clue what these little puppets are actually called
But I had to have one!
Every year!
You just weren't quite cool if you weren't walking around
with a fake pet on marionette strings.
Anyone know their name?
Fried Twinkies, Oreos AND Moonpies.
Deep Fried Pizza
And Batter Fried Veggies.
I'll start my diet tomorrow.
These rays were
I have no good commentary here
except I really liked these colors.
Don't you just want to sit on the curb
With a Sweet Tea
And maybe a
Deep Fried Moon Pie
And listenin to these fellas!
I told you my ENTIRE family lives here.
I'm pretty certain there's also a
Cantrell's Car Lot
Cantrell's Cemetary
Cantrell's Pizza Inn
*maybe not*
I just really liked this shot.
He looks all
And I love the fact that the mailbox beside him has
written in the dirt.

Ole Timey Pharmacy
My other cousin is the pharmacist here.

This may or may not have been a
good boy meeting alley.

Look at those ladies!
And that pink building!
And the aqua detailing!
I can definitely see why
Cantrell's Jewelry
Is Going Out of Business
Granny's Goldmine
to compete with.
This shirt along with a
Belly Button Lent Brush
were just a few of the treasures we encountered.
Yes, belly button lent brush.
My OTHER cousins house is just up the street from here and you must see it!
He's selling it and I took the photos for him.
It's glorious.
I'll post them soon.
Til Next Year Jamboree!


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