Greenville has a splendid shop called ‘Hats and Knives’. It is run by some very nice genuine Southern folks, and has been there for years. They have hats and knives of every sort imaginable. Unfortunately there was no Saturno on hand nor did the very nice Southern hat lady know what a ‘saturno’ was. Alas, I shall have to wait for a visit to Rome. Pictured above is your blogger with visiting English, father in law Harry Saunders. Couldn’t resist a fez. Just the thing to wear while reading in front of the fire.
Traveling around town today we passed the ‘God Save America Tire Store’ and when the English found this amusing I asked them how this was different from singing ‘God Save the Queen’ and having her royal crest slapped on jars of marmalade. Only a matter of taste I think–and the fact that tires (or tyres) are somehow so much more American than marmalade.