Monday, November 12, 2007

Popcorn Homestead

Why popcorn?

I'm pretty crazy about it, that's why.

Popcorn has been in my life one way or another for, well, ever.

When I was a kid we went to the local popcorn stand in my hometown as part of our summer activities. My mother grew it in our garden at home. In college one of my best friends had a popper and got me hooked for all time. I begged people to send it when my husband and I were in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan. (At one point we had more than five pounds in our apartment. Bliss, I tell you, simple bliss. Those were the only weeks when I gained back some of my American fat.) I wrote my thesis on it in graduate school at Illinois State University, and loved every minute of it. (It's called The Place of Popcorn. A fascinating read on place and identity in a small town, if I do say so myself.) And now I grow it at home in my own garden.

After all that, what else could I call my blog?

1 comment:

DEW & JF said...

good to hear from you Joan!!!
~Jason