|It's Mr. Peanut from Texhoma Peanut Company in Madill, Oklahoma|
|He's carved out of a tree trunk... I think he's kind of cute and charming in a wooden peanut sort of way. Where I grew up lots of peanuts were grown in the area and they still are. Sometimes my best friend from college sends me a bag of roasted peanuts, in the shell, from this place for Christmas. Always a yummy treat! They sell other things besides peanuts of course... like fresh pecans, in season of course. I love Oklahoma native pecans (pronounced the southern way: PEE cons). My aunt sent me a gallon sized zip lock bag of these most wonderful, already shelled, pecans from the trees on her land this year. Oh my. I haven't had any for years. I love them. They taste so much better than any others- especially the 'store bought' type of pecans. I did not share them. WITH ANYONE. It just wasn't the right thing to do. I don't mind sharing and am by nature a very 'giving and helpful person'... but, I just knew that I needed to eat everyone of the pecans. I'd have few everyday until they regretfully were gone.|
And where I went to university... they have the "World's Largest Peanut"... on display at the county court house.