Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gay Paree

A 60 ft. tall replica of the Eiffel Tower stands in a park in Paris, TN.Yup, we’re goin’ to Paris for Thanksgiving! Taking the two oldest sons with us. We fly from California to Nashville, Tennessee and then rent a minivan and drive across the state to NW corner to the home of the "World's Biggest Fish Fry", Paris, Tennessee!

On a more cultural/theatrical note, it is where the Tony Award-winning actress, Cherry Jones, grew up. As a young girl she was served ice cream by E at the soda counter of the local drugstore.GuyDads with Cherry Jones We last made a trip here to visit relatives over a year ago.

Trivia: There is a “Paris” in 13 states: Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and two in Wisconsin. There is also a variation of the Paris name in six states: “New Paris”, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; “Paris Township”, Michigan; “South Paris” and “West Paris”, Maine; “St. Paris”, Ohio.

1 comment:

Huntington said...

Ha! You fooled me with that opener.

There's also a "Perris" in Riverside County, Cal. The way Californians talk, it's pronounced the same as "Paris."

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