Photo Friday: 125 years later…

Last fall I received a letter in the mail, an actual letter,  from my friend Henrietta, inviting me to their 125th anniversary of the Moravia Store.

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I called Henrietta and said I would be there.  Then I couldn’t go, then I could.  I called Jim, another friend I met in Shiner, Texas, and said I would be there, but not to tell Henrietta. Then I couldn’t. (Yes, my plans change dailey!)  I called Jim again and told of my bad news, he understood and said he would tell Henreitta and Frank I was planning on coming, but things changed. The next morning my plans changed again, and I was headed to Texas.

I spent the night just outside of Houston, in Kay Texas, after an eleven hour drive in an overloaded vehicle.  The sun came up sooner than I wished and once again, I loaded up and headed west.  I arrived in Moravia to find a large crowd partaking in the festivities by the noon hour.

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I found Frank in the kitchen cookin’ up burgers, he said Henrietta was ’round back. The sun was high and already too hot for this northern chick when I spotted her and Jim looking at the antique tractors. I walked up next to her and said, “HI!”  She looked at me,  said, “Hello!” then continued looking at the tractors.  Jim had a big grin on his face.  Henrietta looked at me again for 20 seconds before her mouth fell open and  said, “ALABAMA! I can’t believe you made it!”

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I get to meet pretty cool people along the way, but these people are the BEST!

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The Miller Lite was brought out for me.  When in Texas, you drink Shiner. (Not me, I stay true to my homeland, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)

IMG_9017_edited-1 My buddy Jim, from Shiner.

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When you are Czechoslovakian and you are having a big party, what kind of music do you play? Polka!  Good times by the The Chris Rybak band.

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They were singing “Moon Over Moravia.”

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Once again, not the best pictures.  There were a lot of frosty beverages that night.

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Can’t wait to see y’all again!

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