Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How is it November Already?!

by Amy Flowers of Apples and Alibis by Gayle Leeson

Okay, where in the world did summer go? I feel like I was just making sides for the Independence Day celebrations, and then I turned around and it was time for the Farmers' Market!

The market has been a blast, but it has also been exhausting. It was my first year hosting a farmers' market at the Down South Cafe. Vendors--including my boyfriend Ryan's mom!--set up tents, tables, and tailgates on the left side of the parking lot every Saturday during September and October.

I've enjoyed meeting new people and sampling some of their crafts. One of my favorites was David Tucker, a woodworker from Abingdon. Dave's granddaughter Amanda recently opened the fashion boutique, Designs on You. Also, business at the Down South Cafe has been booming on Saturdays thanks to the added crowds.

Now Jackie and I--along with the rest of the Down South Cafe staff--are gearing up for Thanksgiving. A lot of our patrons like to buy their sides from us so they won't have to spend all day in the kitchen. Here's one of our (and their) favorites, given to me by my friend Daphne Martin:

Well, as they say, time flies when you're having fun, so we at the Down South Cafe must've been having a ball this summer! How about you? Do you think this year has gone by quickly?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you'll join me at http://www.gayleleeson.com and at my Facebook Author Page (https://www.facebook.com/GayleLeeson/) to take part in some upcoming giveaways. 


  1. Absolutely, this year has gone by way too quickly and we were really not able to do much. From Sept 2018 until August, 2019, we dealt with my husband's health issues. We were able to spend 10 days in Portland, Oregon visiting our daughter and family and meet our newest grandson who was 9 months old at the time.

  2. I'm so sorry about your husband's health and hope he's doing well now. I'm happy you were able to spend tine spoiling that grandson! I'm sure ten days weren't long enough, though. 💕

  3. I agree, this year has definitely sped on by. I hope there will be another book in this series.

  4. I am thinking time just races by its hard to believe it's Nov already. Seems like Sept where does it go??