Sunday, April 6, 2008

Wandering the Surroundings

I posted a two months ago that my cars to a dump. Well I finally took the dive and bought a new car. I've taken the opportunity to drive around this small town. I wandered across the weirdest thing, a monument to the boweevil. I kid you not. At first I thought, this has to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Its a greek statuette arms above her head holding a big black boweevil. What would prompt a community to immortalize this pest? I decided to ask around, turns out a boweevil infestation wiped out the cotton crops at some point in time. This catastrophic event brought about the planting of peanuts which is now the major crop in this area. It makes sense but what an ugly homage.
The major road thru town is bowevill circle. They really love this pest!


LatinTeacher said...

At least its the South. We have a monument (with bugling soldier) in downtown Easton dedicated to the troops that were killed in the Civil War The thing even has New Orleans written on it. As if I needed more reminders.

But yeah, that statues ugly.

saintseester said...

I MUST come see that thing! It can go in my memory bin along with the back scratchin' post in Hot Coffee Mississippi.

The long, long road home,New Orleans said...

monument to back scratching post? Would you have a pic of that??????

saintseester said...

Unfortunately no! I keep telling my husband when we are down that way, we need to make a detour to see if it is still there. I was a kid when my dad took me to scratch my back on it. LOL!