Welcome to everyone coming over from Blog Around The World! It looks like there are just two of us from the Free State, which seems impossible, but there you go. I believe Kathi at Tales from the Homefront has done a superlative job of introducing you to our fine state, but let me tell you about that Bawlmer wonder, the Hon!
In Baltimore, a Hon is not just a charming endearment but a way of life. Anyone who's seen a John Waters movie (Hairspray 1988 is the best!) has some idea of what a Hon is about. They're hard working, high living, animal print wearing, big hair having, loud laughing, bright makeup kind of women. They're no nonsense and down to earth. Don't think you can get anything by one of these gals but once you've found a place in their heart, you're there forever. Each year the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore hosts an event called the Hon Fest. Among the many treats that await visitors to the festival are the Hon Beauty Contest (the bigger the hair, the better), great music, progressive art (lots of flamingos and velvet Elvises...Elvii?) and lots of food. Come prepared to laugh. A lot. It's campy and crazy and tons of fun.
So without further ado, there's lots to see here at Land of Bean, feel free to poke around. Browsing is definitely encouraged. Here are a couple of recent posts that you might enjoy:
Something Spooky This Way Comes
I Hear the Secrets That You Keep
Thanks for stopping by!