Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sundays Are Special In Oklahoma!
One of the biggest cultural differences between the West Coast and Oklahoma, (and one of the first things that made me feel as if I was in a 1950's time warp), is that Sundays are special here. Yesterday, I had to choose what to do from a pretty long list - El Reno had a Grilled Onion Festival, with the grilling of a record sized onion burger; Claremore has a Lilac Festival; Downtown Tulsa has a 400 pound Piñata followed by Masked Mexican Wrestling; and (the winner) Prague had a Koloche Festival with Dairy Princess Parade and Miss Oklahoma performing Irish Step Dancing. All those choices were only available yesterday, Saturday. Today is Sunday and there is no carryover. I could finish up the envelopes for Amanda's wedding invitations, since I remembered to stop at Hobby Lobby to buy envelopes Saturday night on the way back into town from the Prague Kolache Festival. For, you see, Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday. As is the Saks store in Utica Square. So in Oklahoma it's lots easier to have a day of rest, and isn't that the best thing a Sunday can be?