6a00d8341c831253ef00e54f3093188833-640wiIn a field near Parkview High School in Gwinnett County, Ga.: A scarecrow dressed in graduation cap and gown.

Sign on a combination boiled peanuts, peaches, tomatoes, corn on the cob and pine straw stand on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta, Ga.:  “The earth is a pot and every race has to put their seasoning in it.”

Headline on Crime Scene column in the Brunswick News: “Bed sheets stolen from residence.” (The news item goes on to say a woman came home and found her home’s door open but could find nothing missing except the “sheets from her mother’s bedroom.” For the record, they were valued at $200.)

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Keith Graham

Keith Graham

Keith Graham was among the recipients of the prestigious Stella Artois prize at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Named for a blind piano player, he is also well known for always giving money to street accordion players. A quotation that he considers meaningful comes from the Irish writer Roddy Doyle: "The family trees of the poor don't grow to any height." In addition to contributing to Like the Dew, Keith frequently posts quotations and links and occasionally longer articles at http://tartantambourine.com/