By Doug Fincher

“Sweetgum Tobacco and Stretchberry Gum” by Doug Fincher

June 1, 2020 - When Pam and I were discussing Sweetgum trees yesterday, I had the perfect opportunity to brag about how “pore” we were when I was a kid in Center, Texas. Back in the 30s and 40s, we couldn’t afford buying chewing gum so had to make our own. My brother Bill and I cut shallow “V” grooves in sweetgum trees, returned a few weeks later, collected the hardened resin, and chewed it.

“All You Care To Eat” by Doug Fincher

“… be temperate and self-controlled… ” Titus 2:2

April 20, 2020 - Pam and I photographed and dined in Louisiana's Cajun country in the fall of 2019. The New Iberia “Shoney’s” breakfast sign read: “All You Care to Eat… $5.95” instead of the usual “All You Can Eat.” And I thought, “how clever… and how appropriate!”

Three weeks later we saw posted in front of the Cedar Tree Restaurant in Jasper, Texas the same sign, “All you care to eat.” Hey, it’s catching on!


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