Monday, October 25, 2010

The Italian Festival

Back in early October, the Sons of Italy held their annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament in downtown Columbia. It was one of those Saturdays when there were multiple festivals going on locally at one time. However, we were hoping to return home in time to watch the Clemson game on T.V. so we elected to swing by the Italian Festival to check it out for a bit over lunch time.

They had a few old fashioned children's games set up which our kids loved. Here is Emma fishing for a prize...

Ryan showcased his mighty strength in the Strongman game...

They enjoyed visiting with local celebrities...

During this picture, the kids were serenaded by an accordion player. You never know what you might find at the Italian Festival! The kids munched on pizza for lunch and we roamed around for a little bit until it was time to jet back to the house to watch the Tigers play.

Friday, October 1, 2010

I love all things retro...

It really isn't healthy. I see these boxes of Quisp cereal sitting on the shelves at Food Lion and feel this need to throw a couple of boxes into my shopping cart. I wasn't even there to pick up cereal.

But I remember eating this cereal as a kid and it has this really strange affect on me. I had to come home and look up this cereal on the Internet to make sure I wasn't just making this stuff up because I couldn't figure out why exactly they would still be manufacturing and selling this cereal that I don't think was ever very popular to begin with.

So here is the lowdown...Quisp was introduced in 1965 by the Quaker Oats Company but it was probably best remembered in the 1970's. Amazingly enough, they discontinued the cereal later in the '70's due to low sales but then brought it back in the '80's, '90's, and in 2001 because obviously, this is a cereal that they just won't let die.

Now they sell it online - I mean who actually orders Quisp online?!? And...they sell it occasionally at Food Lion, Marc's and the Dollar General.

I for one, am so glad I happened to be at Food Lion that day!