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Fall Festival!

Six Gun Sally's sells soaps, toy guns, yo-yos, and about everything "frontier."  We got some rubber band shooters and handmade soap here. ( for info)

The older children and I piled into the car and went to the Liberty Fall Festival.  We saw several booths, bought popcorn and T-shirts and books, and had lunch in the local Mexican restaurant.  We also watched a parade every politician and marching band for about 50 miles around must be required to attend, as well as all police and fire units.  It started to rain, so we missed Jesse James's scheduled bank robbery at 2:30.  He robs the bank twice during every festival; you'd think the cops woulda caught onto this gig by now.  Yes, the bank in town he robbed is really a museum and (ironically) named for Jesse James to draw the tourists.

Yep.  Emperor's Hello Kitty getup is getting him quite a few stares and backhanded comments.  He doesn't notice.

The Southern History buffs WILL talk your ear off, but they're nice folks and you'll learn a lot from them.  They just don't take too kindly to that revisionist history they teach in public school and are *happy* to see homeschoolers pop by.  The ladies pretend to be shocked at seeing you in your "undergarments" when they see you in shorts that reach your knees.  Probably when you're wearing a hoopskirt on a regular basis, that's what it looks like.

This is Duane Porter, author of the Molly O'Malley series as well as a book on chess.  He beat both the boys in short order at the game.  Elf lasted longer than Emperor in the fight. (

The new high school, Liberty North, has a marching band, fight song, and football team. And new uniforms. But the old high school has about three times as many people in band and a football team that occasionally wins games.


  1. I don't want to make Emperor jealous but today we went to a Japanese fair and met Hello Kitty IN PERSON. I am hoping to upload the cell phone pic to my blog. I didn't get her autograph though.

  2. Looks like a good time!

    Eh, so what if people stare at the Hello Kitty get long as it makes him happy, that's ALL that counts. Life is too short to worry about what everyone else thinks of your pants.

  3. Those pics kind of made me feel homesick. I know that your festival wasn't in Georgia, but it could have been - if you know what I mean.

  4. Bank robberies! Marching bands! Chess whippings! Sounds like fun to me!

  5. Totally cool! And I echo what Blondee said... as long as he's happy!

  6. How fun and exciting! We love stuff like that. :D

  7. Love small town fairs and festivals! Enjoyed reading about yours - thanks! Barbara


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