From Zora Neale Hurston’s novelization of folklore, Mules and Men:
It was slavery time, Zora, when Big Sixteen was a man. They called ‘im Sixteen cause dat was de number of de shoe he wore. He was big and strong and Ole Massa looked to him to do everything.
One day Ole Massa said, “Big Sixteen, Ah b’lieve Ah want you to move dem sills Ah had hewed out down in de swamp.
“I yassuh, Massa.”
Big Sixteen went down in de swamp and picked up dem 12 X 12’s and brought ’em on up to de house and stack ,em. No one man ain’t never toted a 12 X 12 befo’ nor since.
So Ole Massa said one day, “Go fetch in de mules. Ah want to look ’em over.”
Big Sixteen went on down to, de pasture and caught dem mules by de bridle but they was…
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The photo only features half the sandwich as I was very hungry and couldn’t wait.
Steak Panini and Greek Fries in Forest Hills’ Agora. Its one of the newer establishments that I am actually pleased about. Agora is a greek restaurant but has a more of an Americanized feel to it. The decor is mainly white and light blue, reminiscent of the actual greek restaurants in Greece. For me, they’re a bit too pricy at dinner time but offer a great lunch menu and good deal on brunch for the area ($13.95 brunch including one drink). The atmosphere is bright and many people go there now including families and I feel that it has the ability to stand its ground and remain prominent for a long time in Forest Hills 🙂
“Amour” by Gianfranco Meloni (j)