This is from “Welcome to Utopia: Notes from a Small Town” by Karen Valby. She says everyone in Utopia, Texas, eats at least one meal a day at the Lost Maples Cafe, and in the quote below she’s describing the scenario on Sundays.
“On Sunday mornings, people arrive in shifts set to church bells. First come the members of the Church of Christ, then it’s a dead heat between the Baptists and Methodists. The Living Waters congregation likes to worship long and hard, so the evangelicals have to take tables where they can get find them.”
Sound familiar? This was just one of many passages that rang true with me having grown up in Wise County and now living here again. I’ll admit, it made me smile.