Excelsior Springs, MO
24.000 x 18.000 x 1.500 inches
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Annual Barn Dance And Hayride
Painting - Acrylic
The �10th Annual Autumn Ban Dance & Hayride� is in full swing at the Morton homestead. Karen and Howard look forward to entertaining friends and family with a hoedown in the barn each fall. Their three strong sons, Rickie, Jerry, and Bob, help their father prepare the day ahead by carving pumpkins and placing hay bales inside the barn for seating. Jack o lanterns glow from the windows guiding happy guests to the large red barn. Mom spends the day making huge kettles of chili and a hearty beef stew to serve to her guests. She always has an appetizing meal spread out on picnic tables covered with country red and white checked table cloths. Children�s eyes glaze over at the sight of candied apples, popcorn balls, cookies & pies. Lucy, the Morton�s daughter, serves up a pretty smile along with some hot spiced cider to the boys standing in line hoping to ask her to dance. No one goes home hungry after this party!
The children enjoy bobbing for apples and hayrides while moms and dads swing their partners across the hay strewn dance floor. Effie, the family cat and her new babies watch the entertainment from a hay bale outside the doorway and try to stay out from under foot while one of the kittens tries to sneak in the side door. Every year the party tends to grow as news spreads throughout the village about this fun filled event!
October 5th, 2010
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