#2,252 Farewell Cookout.
by Erin Napier
Jimmy Don has been friends with everyone in Laurel via Instagram for over a year now. It’s crazy. Like he’s lived here all along or something! Since they’re leaving on a jet plane at 7 am, tonight we had a farewell cookout at Jim and Mal’s for our good Texas buddy who always comes bearing incredibly gracious gifts and remembers every face and name.
I feel so lucky to have a group of friends who feel like a family that visitors from 2 states away feel like they’re part of it too the minute they arrive. I hope you have a great framily too, dear reader.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!