“Sweet Home Alabama”…the story of my life

Well ladies and gentlemen…Western Days weekend has finally rolled around. I think a good old fashioned, “YEEEEE HAW” is in order.

After speaking with my Dad on the phone last night, I’m wiggling around in my office chair like a school girl waiting for the 3:00 bell to ring. And it’s only 8:45 Friday morning. I’m just so excited!

Here’s a rundown of what’s going to happen this weekend:

– Elementary school kids tour the Confederate camp grounds and cook beans over an open fire.
– Football game
– Street dance on Highway 80 (which goes through the middle of town)

– Meeting of the officers at 9:00 a.m.
– Mom hosts a tea in our house for the women who have husbands fighting in the war
– Chili cook-off on the west side of the property
– Parade downtown
– Civil War battle at 2:00
– Miss Hallsville “pageant”
– Another street dance in my parents’ driveway

Now come on! Who would not be pumped about THAT lineup? On my previous post, most of you mentioned that I’m practically living Melanie Smooter’s life in the movie Sweet Home Alabama. It’s pretty darn close. Check out the trailer:

That’s me…small town girl in the big city. The Civil War re-enactment. Street dance. I didn’t know a Bobby Ray, but I did graduate with a Joe Bob. I never saw a baby in a bar. Probably because we had pasture parties…bars were too far away. Replace that coon dog with a blue heeler and you’ve got yourself a glimpse into the life of Lincee growing up.

Never fear. There will be photos taken to document this walk back in time. I will be posting Monday for your viewing pleasure.

Can. Not. Wait.

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October 3, 2008 9:39 am

I can’t wait for the pictures!!

October 3, 2008 9:44 am

Neither can we!!
Except that you’re counting down to the festivities… and the rest of us are counting down to your posting!

October 3, 2008 10:13 am

uhhh, at first, with the Sweet Home Alabama and Highway 80 references, I thought you were referring to the “Battle of Selma” civil war reenactment that takes place in my hometown of Selma, AL every other year. It happens in April (the anniversary of the REAL Battle of Selma), and when I was in middle school, it was the BOMB. We would dress up in big southern belle dresses and hoopskirts and go to the “ball” on Saturday night at a local antebellum house in town and dance the Virginia Reel with cute boys who were the sons of out-of-town… Read more »

October 3, 2008 10:44 am

Great sounding weekend! I can’t say I’ve ever gotten that excited about a war re-enactment, but my sister went to one recently and loved it. I love the idea of the tea and parade and street dance, though!

October 3, 2008 10:48 am

Ahh I just watched the Sweet Home Alabama trailer again and remembered how much I love that movie. I think my weekend plans will involve watching it!

October 3, 2008 11:29 am

Haha – how fun! Have a great weekend keeping the southern traditions alive!

October 3, 2008 5:31 pm

As a small-town-girl-in-the-big-city, I completely understand the excitement of this weekend! For my small town (read: population 291), the big event is Founder’s Day weekend: local “bands” play, there is a BBQ cookoff and a craft show–two days of pure “bliss.” Oh, and did I mention that everyone brings tents and RV’s and sleeps at the park as to not miss a single second of the intoxicated insanity–even though their houses are no more than 5 miles away? And the best part–it all takes place in the park BEHIND THE POLICE STATION! Yes, the underaged, redneck teens get plastered with… Read more »

October 3, 2008 11:55 pm

Going to turn on Sweet Home Alabama now!! Thanks for getting us excited about it again! Have a good weekend!!!

October 6, 2008 12:07 pm

How did it go?!

October 7, 2008 10:19 am

How was Western Days? Looking forward to your post!

October 7, 2008 1:44 pm

Must have been some kind of party. . .still no update!

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