June 21, 2009

Fathers Day Outing

Mennonite farmer listening to his customers

Today is Fathers Day. But because Mothers Day and Fathers Day always fall on Sundays, we usually do any celebration on the prior Saturday. So yesterday we did just that.

We went to two of my favorite Lynchburg places—the Lynchburg Market and the White Hart cafe. I, of course, took my camera with me. Unfortunately, I didn't take an extra battery and didn't notice that my battery was almost dead until it was ... well, dead. So I ended up taking five photos within the first five minutes or so of our arrival at the market and then I had to put my camera back into the trunk of our car and walk around in a totally useless state. Or at least that’s the way it felt to me.

Our friend, Kiera, from church

But we saw one of our friends from church at the market. We purchased some wonderful sour dough bread from the Mennonite farmer and his son. We also purchased some fruits and vegetables and even some Mayan chocolate (dark chocolate pieces with cinnamon and chili oil). The cinnamon gives a quick burst of hot and the chili oil gives a long-lasting hot bite in the after taste. Very good stuff.

One of the things I love at the market is seeing the families who take their produce to the market working together. Families working together was the norm in our society many years ago, but it is a very rare thing these days. I love to see the interaction between the family members and watch the children play behind the produce stalls. David loves meeting those children and asking them about their toys and about what they’re playing.

Young boy peeking around his mother

At the White Hart I picked up a great book titled Meltdown: A Free Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and the Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. Okay, it’s a really long title—but so far it’s a really good book.

After we came home, David wanted to play a board game, so he pulled out our Monopoly game and set it up in the living room. Then he proceeded to whip his parents in the game. He really enjoyed seeing each of us fall out of the game due to bankruptcy. You just have to appreciate the closeness of a family set on bankrupting each other for the sheer entertainment value.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah - that and games like Uno, where the sole object is to dump on your neighbor! Nothing like good old games where it is OK to do these kinds of things just for fun!


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