All the best people were there — ready for a great Saturday evening at the Harvest Dinner by the Jefferson County Historical Association. Tables placed around the Wirick-Simmons Garden in Monticello were all full. Guests ate venison, quail, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs and more.
Barbara presided over yummy looking cakes, from pecan to double chocolate.
Then it sprinkled a little rain.
Everyone laughed a little and continued eating and talking to their friends around the large round tables.
Then it started to rain seriously. It began to pour. The wind blew and it rained — Oh my, how it rained.
As one, members of the group grabbed their plates and rushed under the large serving tent. Instead of six people at a table they crowded in twelve or maybe more – still enjoying their food.
Others stood along the serving tables. Some held their fine china plate in one hand and their real silver fork in the other. No matter the little rain problem, the food was delicious even interesting—and the company was better.
Some might want to say the Jefferson County Historical Association’s Harvest Dinner was rained out this year. They might want to say the event was a wash out, but that’s not what happened. We had a fabulous time and will never forget the wonderful Harvest Dinner when it rained buckets for hours. The dinner where we crowded in the serving tent, enjoyed our meal, our dessert. Some even finished with a cup of coffee, and we talked.
Yes, we talked. Groups formed and re-formed we reached out to everyone. Newcomers met life-long residents. We had time—time to find out what our old and new friends were doing and how things changed in their lives. We will certainly never forget this Harvest Dinner. When it was over, we realized — we didn’t mind a little rain at all.