Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chilly Night-Warm Hearts

South Carolina is full of "Historical" Towns. There is a lot of pride in their history and traditions, many of which are still practiced. MJ and Willie enjoyed a night of "Family Fun" in one such town, Fountain Inn.  

This is the scene of the great date
CEO and president of the Chamber of Commerce was the ambassador of the Family Night. He knew he had MJ in his pocket from the very beginning
MJ recognized these folks right away! She remembers seeing them on the Steve Wilkos show in November 2013! I sure hope they reconcile with Granny one day.
MJ is sitting pretty on Mr. Squarepants' nose
MJ is cool as a cucumber riding on Larry the
Pooh literally had MJ in the palm of his hand.
I think there is some kind of rule in South Carolina that you MUST have funnel cakes at every fair and function
OK, so what are the Oreo's for?
Ever hear of fried Oreo cookies?
Nothing like a romantic horse and buggy ride...sigh!
 Or the excitement of a carousel ride...giddy-up! (turn down sound...very loud!)

Just because it takes a teacher to appreciate a teacher :-)

I don't know...because he is so beautiful I guess! lol

Set next to the outdoor activities is this center.
MJ had to get a little closer to that gingerbread man to make sure he wasn't another dessert
A tribute to the original inhabitants in this area

Many Cherokees lived in the "upstate" area of South Carolina  

This display memorialized one of the first store owners in Fountain Inn...he owned a "meat shop" and lots of land when it was extremely cheap

Peg Leg Bates was known all over the world for tap dancing with just one leg!  He hailed from Fountain Inn.

Peg Leg Bates never let losing his leg stop him from dancing! Here, is his first wooden leg he used .
These are real cotton balls just as they grow in the field

Tools and other items from history

Is that a tiny gift
Santa is holding with care?
Awww it is MJ!

MJ's bio said she loved Christmas and knows in her heart that Santa is REAL! Oh well, I guess there is no argument here!
Taking a little time getting to know one another better.


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  1. I think it is wonderful that 51/2 inch MJ can be such a wonderful global ambassador. Visitors' bureaus should take a lesson from Jazzi, MJ, all of her previous hostesses, and now Grandmommy. Thank you Grandmommy, I learned a lot today about South Carolina, and it's very warm friendly people (even though I have to admit that I will never in a million years eat a fried Oreo).

    1. Hi Neen,
      I am so glad you are enjoying MJ's visit. There are so many things to show. Her mini friends are also glad to see her and have a few more plans for her! Psst I have never tasted a fried Oreo either...can't bring myself to do it! LOL!

  2. wonderful post , with so many nice people, places and Mj to see!!! Thank you sooo much for taking the time to take all those pictures! lovely ideas! :) o, and she met Sanrta!!! What else can one wish for??? :)

    1. Hi there Anna,
      You are so very welcome! I am having an absolute ball with MJ. I have so many pictures and lots of footage. Hang in there we promise you will enjoy even more!

  3. I've read this blogpost too, but I've left you my comment on the newer blogpost! I am getting old.....
    Hugs, Ilona

    1. Hi Ilona!
      I am guessing you enjoyed this post as much as the last. You are getting older like fine wine and cheese!

  4. Wow! You have gone all out to show MJ a great time. Awesome pictures. Love the history lesson, too. I'm sure MJ is appreciating all the effort you have put into making sure she has a great time.

  5. Hey Vanessa!
    Thanks! I don't know who had more fun...MJ and her friends or me! I also learned a lot while doing it.

  6. Glad MJ met Santa as Mumma J still believes in Santa Claus too!


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