There is a grocery store here, it has everything displayed very nicely and everything is clean and polished. The name is Weis. Probably every one who reads this will say, so? Okay most of us southern folk talk funny. However, we think you guys talk a little different. Now I personally love the accents from all nationalities and corners of the USA, but pronunciations are something else.
We have strained at that little word since being here. Pronounced it ‘Weese’, Wiss, even Wise. So in the store a day or so ago, and the clerk wasn’t busy, my girl asked how it was pronounced. The clerk look sorta funny (like, is this a trick question?) she smiled and said ‘WISE’. Of course I told her, “I knew that!”
After leaving I asked Sherry if she thought they should be told the ‘e’ is in the wrong place. Surely they know about ‘The three WISE MEN’. But this is their area and they can spell things the way they want to. Right?
I am glad Dallas had told me many years ago about the Susquehanna River, no telling how I would have butchered that.LOL. I’m still having a problem with Lititz and Lampeter.
I have noticed folks around the Mason/Dixon line and above, cultivate and LOVE flowers. I think it is because they do not have a long season to enjoy them. There are some beautiful flowers here, and I hope to get some more before I post this.
Oh, I mentioned ‘Miesse Chocolates’ the other day. www.miessecandies.com/ We enjoyed our visit and they have my favorite, chocolate covered maple, mmmmm delicious. They have a lot of novelty stuff too. A chocolate tool set, Golf clubs/balls, large and small chocolate ‘Thank You’ notes. They have a chocolate champagne bottle (don’t think there is anything in it except chocolate). Sherry is the chocoholic, so she got the Maple and p-nut butter filled stuff. (Dan bought me a pack of Licorice, Tracy imports her licorice from New Zealand, good stuff.)
If you are ever at the Sight and Sound Theaters, they sell Miesse Chocolate there. Tracy has done a marvelous job of keeping this old established company alive and into the 21st century.
Thanks again for reading the Log. I know there is lots more you could be doing.
You know that Indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they
make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
Another picture of one of my favorites, the 1953 MG hill climber. From the Eustis car show.