Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Big rocker, why it's there and enjoying the ride
- But the wonders of Google gave me this: "Just outside Lula, down a winding country road is a hard-to-miss attraction that keeps people in its seat.
Dwight Oliver, of Goldbrook Pumpkin Farm, said he originally built the giant rocking chair as a place for schoolchildren visiting the farm to gather for pictures. The fifteen or so foot chair, he said, can hold thirty kids.
Oliver said he sees car tags from all over as people stop to take a look or get a picture of the orange-and-white chair. Some folks have even sat in the chair waving at passers by as if they were sitting on their own front porch, he said.
And everyone around knows about the big chair on the corner of Persimmon Tree Road and Lula Road. According to Oliver, the farm can't move the chair anywhere else, or "people won't know where we are." After seven years, the chair is a permanent fixture."
- The oddest thing was that I realized later that my GPS took me this way, when there was a much more direct route home. But I loved this long and winding road, with its farms and rolling country fields. I guess GPS knew I'd like to see this giant rocker. :)