The cannery is located just minutes from the house.
When we were kids traveling back and forth from Norfolk to see the Grandparents in Whynot the passing of Luck's Bean factory was highly exciting for two reasons.
First it meant the farm was just around the corner.
Second we had a family tradition.
No matter how tired we all were my father would make sure we were all awake as we went through Seagrove.
"Don't blink you will miss it!"- he would say.
and then as we rode out of town and on towards Luck's we would all roll down our windows and yell-
"PUT IN MORE BACON!!!!!!!!"
Then we would laugh all the way to the farm.
Luck's made many products back in the day but they were known for their beans with bacon in them.
Thus the put in more bacon- OK---- we were kids and you had to be there.
Luck's was running full tilt when we moved here, but was bought out, closed and sold.
They now make Luck's beans in California- which should be a crime but, hey, they are still making them.
Now once a year the local potters go and turn it into a mecca of pottery shopping.
The potters are all Seagrove potters from the three county area know as the The Seagrove Area- more history there but today I have pottery packing to do.
Maybe I should ride by there and yell -PUT IN MORE POTTERY!
|Egg vases- Iron red with wood ash|