It was an amazing and very strange year, 2020.
But life in the forests of Painted Post went on. Here's a video of the year in pictures.
The attached video was originally meant to be playing on screen during the traditional Middletown Historical Society’s (MHS's) Election Day Chili event. (I was about to write there’s nothing controversial about chili*, but then I recalled my time as a chili judge in San Antonio, Texas, and decided to recant.*)
Due to COVID concerns sadly--although I completely understand--the MHS event was cancelled.
Below is the screen show turned into a ~3: 45-minute video, giving some local history and trivia behind the Ryland Creek Saga.
Joseph Gary Crance
*By the way, I learned many Texans generally take offense to the thought of kidney beans in their chili. I’m not saying my beloved Texans see beans in chili as a criminal offense—but some might.