Saturday, February 4, 2012


I had a great day yesterday.  SWMBO was feeling akilter so I met the BRD for lunch at the famous Iron Springs Cafe.  We both had blackened catfish with a remoulade sauce, which is a specialty of the house and was absolutely fabulous.  Every one was smiling.

That's our great waiter, Derek, with the BRD.

Incidentally she got quite a compliment from a woman who had been sitting across the aisle from us.  As she got up to leave, she leaned in and told the BRD "You are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen."  Wow!  I told the woman, "that's why I call her the BRD."

She asked what that meant and I told her the "Beautiful Rich Daughter."  

Afterwards, the BRD said she'd been getting all kinds of compliments since she'd let her hair color go "natural".

Speaking of natural, I was thrilled by this view on my way home after lunch.

Just west of Glassford Hill Road was a huge herd of Pronghorns.  I love seeing them.  SWMBO said she had once read that this area, gradually being lessened by the encroachment of civilization, was a traditional "birthing area" for the Pronghorns.  It seems, in spite of busy roadways and new homes, they return here year after year.


  1. We remember seeing the Pronghorns on one of our visits to you.

    During your time in Indiana, did you ever get up to Millers, outside Lafayette for their world famous catfish?

  2. No, I don't think so. I think the only time I went to Lafayette was to cover a speech at Purdue by Rennie Davis.

  3. The BRD IS lovely - and if I ever stop coloring my hair I hope it looks like hers :)

  4. Beautiful pic of beautiful BRD.

  5. I've never seen a Pronghorn and I've never eaten catfish. What he hell am I doing with my life?

  6. I remember in a kids' nature book when I was little a thing about the 'mile a minute pronghorn'. The name stuck(!) with me, but I've yet to see one.

    How lovely that the woman felt able to make such compliment so freely, the BRD certainly lives up to her epithet!

  7. The pronghorn seem quite content right beside the highway. The catfish sounds great,and you're right, your BRD is stunning. :)


  8. I love seeing the pronghorn around. Do your remember when they had the big roundup over by town hall? They took a bunch of them far away because they said there were too many here? Looks like most of them came back.

    I think it is a rare thing these days for a stranger to say something so nice. But then, she is a beauty isn't she.