Friday, September 6, 2013


This little shed lives tucked away in a small field near the nursing home just below the Court House.

This weekend, the Court House will be bustling with activity as we usher in the 39th annual Market Days. Although the festivities begin tomorrow, and school lets out at 1:00 p.m. just for this event, I probably won't get into the middle of it all until Saturday since I have to work.

There will be plenty of music, food (kettle corn, funnel cakes and BBQ, oh my!), arts and crafts, and as mentioned yesterday a 5K run on Saturday morning.  I'll be the one wearing a crab hat (among others, I am sure).

Little known fact: The very first (and come to think of it last) time I ran in a Market Days race was back in high school. My mother organized it to help fund the track that envelops the high school football field.  That was a long time ago, and the track hasn't changed much since then, sadly.  I keep saying if I win the lottery, Mathews High School will have a new track and all new equipment.

But that's another story for another time.

Plus I don't play the lottery that often.

Still, it's nice to dream.

Anyway, after stuffing yourself with fried sugar and Lions Club BBQ all day, you can burn off some calories at the street dance Saturday night.  It's always a fun time.

If you live nearby, I highly encourage a trip to Mathews Court House to experience Market Days.

Have a great weekend no matter what you're doing.


growing wild on waverly lane said...

Kent Todd actually organized the first Market Days Run and helped paint the ad signs around the football field, most of which were done by the art teacher at that time. Linda Robb (LBJ's daughter) visited us at Market Days that year!

Meg McCormick said...

Sounds like fun! The NEXT time we organize a J.U.G.S. gathering, we should make sure it happens over Market Days. You can run your little run and I will, uh, watch.

Kay L. Davies said...

Love that little shed. Could I turn it into a house, do you think?
I'm so sorry to be missing Market Days, as this is probably going to be my once and only visit out that way, but one never knows.
Happy Crab-Hat Wearing!
Luv, K

Gayle said...

I love this winking shed. Tell me about her bangs. What a darling pic. I want to keep looking at it and just imagine that I am there!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

GWOW-OK, that makes sense, but I know you were very active in helping out.

Meg-GREAT suggestion, next time that's what I'll do. (Assuming I survive this one...)

Kay-Not sure how well it's insulated and it might flood on occasion but it's within walking distance of the grocery store!

Gayle - She is one adorable winking shed. We have lots of older structures loaded with character around here.

Thanks for commenting!