Fall is here and my thoughts are turning to peanuts. Peanuts in the Dothan, Alabama area grow from April to October and the type of peanut I have been hunting on my trips to Dothan have been of the fiberglass variety instead of the grow in the ground kind. I would love to meet a peanut farmer and tag along but I am not sure that that is going to happen this year.
The fun people of Dothan have put a bit of effort into sharing their love of all things peanut around town by erecting 4 foot fiberglass peanuts around town. You can read my previous posts on my peanut sightings here and here and here. They are all fun and different and I continue to love the new ones that I find. So join me today while I show a few more of my favorite finds.
First up is Wesley P. Nut who resides outside of Wesley Manor in Dothan. He is a serious looking guy but he keeps an eye on the goings and comings of the residents of the retirement home.
Nuts About Safety stands tall outside of the Dothan Fire Department. Don’t you love the dalmatian who is keeping an eye on things?Media Nut hangs out downtown Dothan outside the Scenic Cable Company. He is ready for any late breaking news.Handy Nut finds his home outside Brackin Wholesale. His paint brush is broken but he still looks like he could get the job done, don’t you think?
The Dothan Pediatric Nut hangs around outside the Dothan Pediatric Clinic and keeps his eyes on all the activity around the clinic. I bet there are a lot of children who have had their picture taken with this lovely guy over the years. I talked to Debbie Yurevich (she was the one who introduced me to Dancin’ Dave) about the peanut. Debbie is the Marketing Director and Staff Physician Recruiter at the Dothan Pediatric Clinic and she had all the details about The Dothan Pediatric Nut.
According to Debbie:
The peanut was a gift from all of our staff to our shareholder physicians in 2011. Dr. Peanut has one iconic feature of each of the (8) shareholders of Dothan Pediatric Clinic. [We have 9 shareholders now, but in 2011, we only had 8.]
Dr. Bill Barron: the doctor bag. Dr. Barron still carries the same doctor bag he was given when he finished medical school in the early 80’s. Not many doctors still carry a doctor bag.
Dr. Bob Benak: the smile and the hair. Or lack thereof. (Smile.)
Dr. Lee Scott: the eyes and the spectacles. (Pretty great likeness, don’t you think?)
Dr. Michael Ramsey: the Rolex watch. Dr. Ramsey is our GQ-stylish physician. The watch is a replica of the one he wears to work.
Dr. Michelle Freeman: the stethoscope. Dr. Freeman is an AVID Auburn fan. The stethoscope is orange and blue and her initial is monogrammed on the diaphragm. The “Littmann” stethoscope has an “L” monogrammed in the same spot.
Dr. Kenneth Brown: the Dothan Peds scrub top and white t-shirt. When Dr. Brown is on call, he wears khakis and a scrub top with a white t-shirt underneath.
Dr. Jeff Tamburin: the cancer survivor ribbon. Dr. Tamburin gave us quite a cancer scare before we created the peanut. The Orchid ribbon is recognized as the official color for testicular cancer.
Dr. Mark Strassburg: the Altoids. Dr. Strassburg always has a tin of Altoids at his work station.
I was surprised to find this planter peanut when I made a trip to the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens. I almost missed it as I walked out a different way to my car and then it caught my eye. What a perfect planter for this lovely garden.
I am excited about the National Peanut Festival coming up in Dothan. I am planning a trip to Dothan during the event which runs from November 6-15 this year and I can’t wait to experience the festival. There might be a blog post (or two) following that trip.
Which peanut is your favorite from today’s post? Don’t forget to Comment for a Cause.