I suggested the Chum’s Rhubarb Festival to Bob Collins for his News Cut Blog as something fantastically Minnesotan happening to cover this weekend for his blog. He said send him some pictures. No idea how to do that exactly as I don’t have his email, and not sure if he was even serious, but I had lots of fun taking pictures with a Speedy Wienie-eye view today. I also tweeted a bit between customers mostly about weather and music, you can read them by following @jprennquist.
This festival is one of the coolest things I am involved in. I loved seeing so many fine people out supporting CHUM, truly one of Duluth’s finest institutions … including many of the PDD glitterati. I have no idea what the final take was, but in addition to the auction, the treats, rhubarb burritos and whatever other folks kicked in, they sold all 1,000 pies from church basement ladies around the area. And at $12 a piece, well, that’s a lot of people being helped by a little pie.
If you look at Twin Ports Rascapallion and quasi-homeless person, GEO, in this picture you can see he actually does have a slight smile for me. He’s a member of the First Lutheran Church where this is held, and he told me so many times. Also ran an errand for me so I could bring back some pies for my lady before they all ran out.
Rhubarb Man and Friends …
I liked her color palette, looks like she should be in a 1960s caper movie to me here and I told her so …
Speaking of tailors, they actually used one of those fancy measuring tapes to get the exact measurements for the biggest leaf and stalk. It’s all very scientific.
and finally my personal favorite of the day (although rhubarb related in place only) … it’s not always as much fun as it looks being a wienie girl … my daughter Maria who wanted to be close to dad and hopped up in the wienie wagon with me for an hour or so.
I’ll send a link of this to Bob and we’ll see … maybe he’ll be able to use some of them. Regardless, I had a great time, my fifth year.
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