Late yesterday afternoon I set up my booth for the Holiday Craft Fair at Marklund Home in Geneva, Illinois. If you're a local reader be sure to stop by and say hello. You can spot my booth in the back corner with a rack of aprons. I hope to see you there!
It was dark by the time I finished set-up and it was bitterly cold. Although the gauge in my car said it was 13 degrees, I can guarantee you that the wind chill was way below zero. Did I mention it was bitter cold? On my way home I drove through the town of Elburn. The business district is only about 3-1/2 blocks long. There's 1-1/2 blocks north of the railroad track and a couple blocks to the south.
Normally the sidewalks roll up at 5 p.m. I am not kidding. Many times when I drive through the town at night I tell myself that I must come back and stand in the middle of the street and take a photo. It must be seen to be believed. Last night was a very different story. There was a stinking traffic jam. Here's what happened:
(Note: The phrase "dinky little town" is a term of endearment. I don't need any terse e-mails from the Chamber of Commerce.)
Here's what lurks inside the meat market.
It's known as Ream's Elburn Market and they are among the best purveyors of meat in the state.
You know love you guys, otherwise why would I park the car behind the Catholic church and walk two blocks in -9 degree wind chill to get you a video of Santa's reindeer? I promise you, it's very exciting footage. I'm waiting for David Letterman's producers to call me. Any day now I should be getting the call.
Santa's reindeer handlers brought their most important piece of equipment.......A BIG SHOVEL!
Wish me luck at the craft show. I hate to schlep that stuff back home.