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09-11-2004, 07:52 AM
What the hell is an "Okra strut"? Sounds like a Monty Python skit..... :D

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
09-11-2004, 07:58 AM
You obviously aren't from Irmo,SC Lefty or you'd know. :D

km gresham
09-11-2004, 07:58 AM
It's the reason I try to leave town every September - or October whenever it is :D It's one of those small town festivals - sweet, really, but plays havoc with the traffic! :eek:

If you ever saw Doc Hollywood (Trivia: That's the movie Michael J Fox was making when he began to have symptoms of parkinsons disease :( )
they had this little squash(I think) festival where people put on silly costumes for the parade, they had carnival games and food. It's like that. smile.gif We have fried okra, boiled okra, okra and tomatoes and okra eating contests. Okra fritters, Okra bread (sounds a little like Bubba Blue in Forrest Gump talking about shrimp :D )

It's called Okra Strut because a local radio guy used to make fun of Irmo and talked about all we could do was grow okra. It was ok, since he lived here too. He still does and he's still on the radio. It's really a nice place to live. Most of my family is here and I still see people I went to high school with occasionally. smile.gif

[ 09-11-2004, 09:03 AM: Message edited by: km gresham ]

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
09-11-2004, 08:06 AM
Up here we have the "Wooly Bear Festival" :cool:

Everyone knows about Ground Hog Day but a fuzzy little critter in Vermilion will forecast how severe of a winter Ohio can expect before it even starts or so they say. The Wooly Bear is a fuzzy caterpillar. It is said that if the black band on the critters brown back is wide, get ready for lots of white stuff to fall from the sky. Well, this festival pays tribute to the Wooly Bear with its annual weather forecast, parade, wooly bear races and many contests, arts and crafts and additional entertainment for the whole family.

At least you can eat Okra. :D


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09-11-2004, 08:08 AM
"and I still see people I went to high school with occasionally. " You poor poor thing! That explains a lot though! :D

km gresham
09-11-2004, 08:10 AM
:D MKIA, aint it grand! When the boys were in scouts and ROTC they marched in the parade. Our mayor owns the Quick Change oil change garrage in town and it's fun to see him in the parade with his little bitty car. If you want a small town feel you just go to the parade! We can hear the Friday night band from our house - usually beach music. :D

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John Bell
09-11-2004, 08:48 AM
Gotta love those small town festivals. My dad's hometown of St. George, SC has the World Grits Festival, then there's the famous Salley, SC Chitlin Strut (ugh!). Climax, GA has it's famous Swine Time.

(Did you know you could go from Hopeful (GA) to Climax in about 45 minutes?) :D


09-11-2004, 09:52 AM
Karen..Who's mayor in Irmo these days....?

km gresham
09-11-2004, 11:57 AM
John Gibbons. Nice fella. smile.gif

Cute, John Bell ;)

Dan McCosh
09-11-2004, 11:59 AM
New Baltimore, MI, has an annual Fish Fly festival, with a Fish Fly queen being crowned.

09-11-2004, 12:03 PM
You mean the Okra Strut isn't what happens when you have an okra pod stuck between wind and water? :eek: I was beginning to think it explained so much about Karen too! :D

Maybe those old high school folks are faster at dodging most of the time... ;)

km gresham
09-11-2004, 12:28 PM
smile.gif could be.

09-11-2004, 07:40 PM
What's a chitlin? :confused:

High C
09-11-2004, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Know It All:
Up here we have the "Wooly Bear Festival" :cool: You haven't lived 'til you've been to the Louisiana Mildew Festival. :D

09-11-2004, 08:44 PM
What's a chitlin? hog intestine sans feces- cooked by boilin - smells like ----

09-11-2004, 08:46 PM
here ya go-this bunch has a chitlin strut. I bet the crew from Irmo is spitting nails now.

web page (http://www.chitlinstrut.com/2004ChitlinWebHome.htm)

09-12-2004, 07:47 AM
Brattleboro, VT. has an annual Zucchinni festival, with categories including; Zucchinni in a bottle, ship in a Zucchinni, bottle in a Zucchinni, and Zucchinni-zilla....(biggest Zucchinni).....

Bruce G
09-12-2004, 01:05 PM
When I lived in LA, there seemed to be a festival every weekend in one of the towns close by. So much to do, so much to see, so much to drink, and so much to EAT.

I remember when I lived in WV we had the Buckwheat festival. (not named after the character, but for the pancakes!!!!) Mmmmmm Mmmmm goood!!!

km gresham
09-12-2004, 01:12 PM
Salley has had their chittlin strut longer than we've had the okra strut. smile.gif

John C. Gresham
09-12-2004, 03:16 PM
Bet the folks in Salley are spittin' nails now.

09-12-2004, 03:42 PM
or holding their noses while the chitlins boil