Saturday, September 13, 2008
What's Winfield Without A Little Rain?
The Walnut Valley International Waterway is open for business and barges are loaded with grain and cattle and headed off to the centers of commerce and industry. Long-landlocked farms are prospering with catfish and oyster production. Fields that once waved amber are being planted with rice and cormorants are being imported to protect the crop. In the backwaters, young men are building rafts and making plans with displaced agrarians to escape unhappy home lives. Canoes are paddled with old Silvertones and cheap fiddles that the owners have been wanting to replace for years. Life goes on. Winfield lives.