(06/14/2010)

A coming together down along the Fork

By Bob Weaver

It was a Saturday wiener roast, really a pretty big spread, at the Whytsell Park, a prelude to the Whytsell Reunion.

A goodly number came to enjoy some time together, talk a lot and listen to a little music.

The event is a throwback in time, still remembered by some, where children, their parents, grandparents and friends came together for Sunday dinner, dinner on the ground, or just to sit a spell and connect with one another.

Some would sit on a rock along the streams of Calhoun County, throw a line in the water to fish and spend hours connecting with creation and each other.

It was a time before such self-absorbed diversions like video games, satellite TV and its' hundreds of channels, cell phones, Blackberrys, Facebook and Twitter.

There was virtually no young people present at the roast, but surely there is hope that someday they will return to some habits that makes communities very special places.


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