Boy! It has been busy here, at Rockwood Mill Shoppes. Last Friday, we hosted a Speak Easy. For those of you that are not familiar with what a Speak Easy is, they were gathers during the 1920's and prohibition, in which people would drink and have a good time at. Today we would just go out to a local bar. Not then though because it was illegal. Not to mention it was illegal to have, make or even consume alcohol so they began to distill moonshine.
Most of the patrons that came for the show donned great Gatsby Era garb, as well as most of us that were working the show. There was a jazz band and actors to do a skit of a moon shining single mom and a run away bride. Laurel Arts secured the grant and the funding to make the night possible as well as the alcohol. Because let's be honest, What is a Speak Easy without alcohol? EXACTLY!!
Then today we had the Greenway Sojourn come through and stop for lunch. No big deal really. I mean, what is 330 bikers stopping into a local Mom and Pop's to eat Lunch and hand dipped ice cream anyway? IT WAS NUTS!!! There were 7 of us ladies working and it wasn't a slow trot pace either, Those bikers had us going at an up hill speed in every gear we had. Sweat was pouring down our backs and our make up was running. Pizza after pizza went into the oven keeping the Pizza shoppe girls busy. A line of at least 9 people at any given moment for an hour straight were out front in the coffee shoppe ordering hand-dipped cone after hand-dipped cone. Plus we can't forget the occasional person bringing our merchandise to purchase up front. Upstairs, we had a small continuous flow going for the Buffett. Honestly though, the riders were so courteous that even when we were falling behind they didn't get upset once or try to be pushy. It was continuous smiles. And we appreciate every rider that comes in. They are our livelyhood.
Tomorrow, we all get to play catch up with our normal stuff before the scheduled reunion in the Opera House and Rockwood Rotary's 5k and half marathon at the trail heading Saturday, followed by a crazy holiday week I am sure. I can smell the Bengay now. I have a feeling it will be my friend in about a week or so at this crazy pace. No complaints though. We here at Rock Mill Shoppes live for the busy times like this. We get to hear more tales as well as meet more people.