Celebration Day In Perry OK
Sept. 13, 2008 -- "It's already begun! Today (Saturday, September 13th) is the day that Perry celebrates the 115th anniversary of the 'biggest land run ever' which opened the Cherokee 'Strip" for settlement.
We've experienced 'drippy' weather most of the week until yesterday when the sun peeked out of the clouds and some drying began. My rain gauges showed about 2" total but many parts of the city and our county received more. The ground had become saturated once more. I was able to mow part of the grass at the east end of the land at my shop. It's somewhat overcast again today.
Our gasoline prices sort of stabilized for the week with the Conoco station still posting $3.349 per gallon. The BIG news in Perry though was that 29-year-old Travis Brorsen and his dog Presley had won the "Greatest American Dog" title (and $250,000 + the trophy) on the CBS Wednesday evening show. Perry is very proud that another local guy has become nationally popular.
I spoke to soon about our gas prices! It was probably "Hurricane Ike" that changed our gas prices but they jumped up to $3.839 per gallon today (during our "Cherokee Strip Celebration). It's possible that they might go up some more tomorrow (Sunday). Now I wonder if my brother's family is safe? They moved to the Texas coast a couple of years ago.
It began raining as I left the house this morning but quit just before the parade was starting and then didn't begin again until just as the parade was ending. I got the whole thing on video and then later this afternoon (after I'd stood in line for more than 30 minutes and then paid $3.50 for a cheese burger from one of the stands that was set up in the street around the courthouse square) I videoed the champion clog-dancers, and all the acts that followed; at the bandstand in the park. It lasted until almost 4 PM. What a day. Now I'm transferring my recorded video to DVD. Many folks have asked for copies." -- Roy K.
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