Long gone are the days of rural general stores and front porch pickers wasting the days away behind a glass bottle of RC Cola and Moonpies. What was once considered a normal lifestyle of “taking it slow”and never letting your mule get in front of you, is now replaced with miles of road stretched with brake lights and glowing screens lighting up every face around you.
Hindsight is 20/20 of course, and we have a habit of looking at the brighter side of days gone by. At the Tennessee Peanut Company, we believe a life worth living in the past is just, and if not more, worth living now. That’s why we took a deep breath and a few years of silence to boil down just what we thought life should look like on a normal day.
Normal to us looks like engaging with our community on a regular basis. It looks like taking the time to sit a spell and play game of checkers, even if the to-do list is ever growing and never in short supply. It challenges a life filled with demands of our time and attention, and chooses instead to invest into the people around us while we have them here. That's a joy that a new car, home or gadget has never brought us..
No-one encapsulates that bold lifestyle choice like old farming, rural-town folks. Small-town culture is a remarkable sight to see in relation to loving people well, and loving people long, right past those flaws of ours. The hero’s of those old towns can be found sitting in a rocking chair on a front porch, or under a moss-laid oak tree, a welcoming smile and a handful of peanuts to snack on while getting to know one another.
With or without peanuts, our goal is to meet, know, and love the people that we’re in front of. Those moments just happen to be a lot better with a handful of treats to eat. Many of you share lots of memories with loved ones and good food, and it’s my hope that we can create new memories together for the little one’s coming behind us.