Saturday, March 16, 2013
I looked outside this week and saw our peach trees are blooming, and I found a blooming bluebonnet in the yard as well. That can mean only one thing . . . spring is officially here. In recognition of the warmer weather, this will be Picnic Week here at OPOD. The picture above was taken in 1940 at a church picnic in Yanceyville, North Carolina. It seems like the tradition of church picnics has waned in the last decades, as most people appear to be too busy to take an afternoon for slow paced fellowship and food. Perhaps you could share fond memories you might have of relaxing picnics with friends and families. I remember my dad was always leery of the potato salad and cold slaw, convinced that more people had been killed from food poisoning from Potato Salad at Baptist Picnics than what Hitler had killed in the war. Anyway, I have many happy memories of church picnics and think we should revive the tradition (being careful to keep the potato salad properly cooled).