Fish Fry

Take a beautiful fall afternoon under the shade trees of a Southern home place, add a bunch of tables and about 150 family and close neighbors, and a fish fry breaks out. Neighbor Tommy Routh of Grays Chapel, North Carolina and his family carried on a twenty year tradition Saturday with their annual fish fry. Put on in honor of their parents, the get together is reminiscent of days past when friends and neighbors would gather for a corn shucking or a barn raising. Neighbors brought in desserts and side dishes, while Tommy, his brothers and family provided the fish, the fries and the hush-puppies. As Tommy said, “If you go home hungry, it’s your own fault”.

Tommy’s mother.

(Photographs copyright 2010 by Dan Routh)

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