Re: Cotton Prices Hit 140-Year High...
I do like riding through the north half of Escambia County and neighboring Santa Rosa county in the fall. The cotton is high and the fields are large. We've seen more cotton planted in our area in recent years. We didn't used to have much at all. About 20 years ago hubby was making a delivery to a house being built out in the country and he saw some cotton and he stopped and picked a boll and brought it home for me. It was that rare a sight back then. I have an old saw, just a regular handsaw, that a local artist painted a scene on. Got it at a craft fair. She took photo's from old books and painted them on sawblades. Mine has the shanty, quilts on the line and cotten being picked in the field. I did see the photo she used as an idea. Riding through Molino and Walnut Hill on a moonlit night is a sight to behold when the cotton is ready for picking.
Like you Jim, I'm not advocating the return of slavery at all but there are some things that just go together. Cotton fields in the South is one of them.