When he was senior in high school, a friend of mine’s son and some of his buddies decided to go camping one weekend. This was more than 20 years ago at least. In the middle of the night the boys got hungry and drove up to an isolated country store to buy some peanuts from a vending machine on the front porch.
With face masks mandatory by order of the governor for at least another week in Scott County, routine celebrations, such as a group of Girl Scouts honoring law enforcement during Officer Appreciation Week, take on a whole new look.
The remains of the old smokehouse sit just beyond our kitchen porch — The Kitchen Porch Cafe at Delialand it has been dubbed. The smokehouse was one of the victims of Hurricane Katrina when she unleashed her wrath on this area. The storm took out most of the trees around our house and laid part of a huge pecan on top of Smokey.
It is graduation time in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and as area businesses slowly begin to open back up signs of support for graduates are popping up too.
Dining options in Scott County will be improving in the coming days as restaurants begin to reopen, but at the same time high school seniors have to continue to wonder about graduation and their future.
Like many folks, wife Danny and I didn’t do much “getting out” before the pandemic put a basic stop to any “getting out.” These days, though, being told that we can’t go to favorite restaurants, and knowing that we may never be able to go to some establishments that don’t survive the quarantine, makes us feel like we used to “go” a whole lot.