My son had a few extra days off school this week, so on Friday we took a road trip down south a bit to attend the Circleville Pumpkin Show.
It’s a mid-sized Ohio town’s ode to everything pumpkin and is pretty much of a big deal around here.
The city folk from up near Columbus get to travel down to immerse themselves in all things fall and farm.
And get their fill of everything pumpkin.
One of the fun things about the show is that they have all sorts of foods made with pumpkins.
Pumpkin donuts, pumpkin chili, pumpkin burgers, pumpkin brownies, blah, blah, blah.
I really don’t even like pumpkin, so I steered clear of the pumpkin based foods and had some fair fries instead. Yes, I had fair fries as my dinner. Don’t judge.
So here’s a study in human nature for you today:
In Circleville, and even up here in downtown Columbus, people will put out their lawn chairs along a parade route to mark their viewing spot. And other people just respect their chairs.
You wouldn’t think about moving someone else’s chair or sitting in it. And some of these chairs sit there for hours and even days (they have a lot of parades for this particular festival).
My New York born husband finds this a totally weird concept and doesn’t understand why their chairs aren’t stolen or vandalized or at the very least moved.
I asked people on facebook if the chair thing happens in their towns and I was surprised that it doesn’t seem to be an Ohio thing or even a small town thing.
I guess people all over the country are pretty respectful of other people’s parade stuff.
And what a nice thought to end a fun weekend on.