All the labor of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled, and it is Monday Mail.
Today's opening is from Ecclesiastes, Chapter 6.
Here's an email about an event that started back in my hometown when I was in high school.
It was a blast then because we stayed up all night Sunday slow-cooking pigs for the barbecue:
The Old Seale Russell County Courthouse will be having our annual Labor Day Fair on Monday, Sept. 1 from 9 to 4 EST. This event started in 1975 and was an annual event up until 1999, and we brought it back in 2010.
The Old Russell County Courthouse Commission is a nonprofit organization in charge of maintaining the courthouse, which is third oldest courthouse in the state of Alabama.
We are excited about the Labor Day Fair this year. We have a great mix of vendors, kids' amusements, and we have live entertainment. Old Dog & New Tricks, Team Kaitlin Productions and more will be performing beginning at 10 EST.
There will be an assortment of food to choose from such as fried gator, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, barbecue, Polish sausage, and much more. Free admission and parking!
Can you please help us get the word out?
I didn't know people were frying Oreos.
Can you still eat the creamy inside first?
Here's a quest for a ring, courtesy of Jim Hall:
Want to hear a neat real story? My longtime friend Terry Allen Braun (now retired and living in Jacksonville, Fla.) called me last week. Seems a guy bought a new metal detector and was trying it out and found his Hardaway High School men's class ring, with the initial T.A.B. inside, beneath about 8 inches of dirt while trying out the detector for the first time back of Gentian Baptist Church! As noted below ... Terry got the ring back free of charge from the guy. Facebook post from Terry:
"After almost 43 years of being lost, my high school senior ring has returned. A man in my hometown of Columbus, Ga., found it on August 16th while metal detecting near Gentian Baptist Church. A quick call to HHS and some FB connecting allowed me to recover my long lost article. Many many thanks to Rhett Hodge and his new metal detector."
I'm glad someone has a high school ring worth recovering. Mine was made of fake gold, and later the plastic piece that was supposed to be a stone fell out.
How much is a metal detector? Maybe I can go out and find a better ring.
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.