Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 161

American Fairs

Fairs in the USA are totally made of awesomeness, and as Americana as they come.

Yesterday ’twas Clarksville Fair, and a great big slice of American pie it was too.

A slice of American pie

A slice of American pie

Fried chicken, people told me – ya gotta have the fried chicken! Sadly, I did not get round to having the fried chicken 😦

I also missed out on the succotash – this one I have to try too!

Yum diddly yum!

Yum diddly yum!

And there was this!

There was Bingo, people! I thought this was just a UK phenomenon, but no!

There was Bingo, people! I thought this was just a UK phenomenon, but no!

But best of all, there was this – some good ole country music!

Shootings

Sigh. Enough already 😦

The residents are making a stand against the recent spat of shoootings.

The weather

It’s being a bit predictable / unpredicatable. The days and nights go like this: warm and sunny and sooo hot, and then just mad thunderstorms.

That is all I have to say about that.

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8 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 161

  1. wanderinggrl says:

    Oh Bingo is big here if you’re a certain age. In my area there are lots of them in fire halls held by different groups. Prizes range from Longaberger baskets to Vera Bradley handbags to cash. There is actually a Big Bucks Bingo in Martinsburg, WV. http://www.bigbucksbingobc.com/

  2. Joan says:

    You didn’t mention that this year was the 135th Annual Clarksville Picnic! St. Louis Church has been sponsoring the picnic for all those years. It used to take place in August after the farmers had harvested their crops. As Clarksville became more suburban, it moved to the last Saturday in June. It almost didn’t happen last year as the derecho came through the night before and blew all the tents down and into the road. People came out at first light to put things back together as best they could and the event went on. The Clarksville Picnic brings out the best in everyone. And you really did miss something if you didn’t get the fried chicken!

  3. jacqueline moore says:

    UK bingo and US bingo are a bit different, I think UK has 3 lines, and US has 5 by 5. Not sure; did you go in and have a look? (Beware of the surprisingly scary old ladies that play 20 cards at a time).

  4. jacqueline moore says:

    And thus America gifted the world with the term “bingo wings”…not our proudest achievement.

  5. Pat and Pam says:

    Re the weather — welcome to the Maryland summer! That I do NOT miss here in the UK.
    Re the succotash — I’ve never seen it made with kidney beans, I think it is usually with limas. But, as with chili recipes, whatever floats your boat — hmmm, I should have been able to come up with a better metaphor.
    Re the fried chicken — I lived in Maryland for about 30 years and I don’t think I ever had Maryland fried chicken! And I love fried chicken. But I grew up in a Southern family, and we had it many times. I guess it was too familiar to order when I was eating out. Besides, when you have a choice of Maryland crab or Maryland fried chicken, I’ll take the crab every time.

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