Corn Belt

Corn belt. Wheat belt. Cotton belt.

In historical times, when I attended elementary school, we studied the major crops of the different regions of the United States. One year we even prepared product maps. Remember them?

I specifically remember a comment that my salmon jumping off the Washington coast looked like he was going to swallow the apple in the center of that same state.

Corn, cotton, wheat, rice, tobacco decorated vast areas in the center of the country. Photos of manufactured products — steel, cars, planes, and books highlighted other areas.

We did not, however, create a “corn belt” quite like the one this thin, seasonal restaurant greeter wears.

Corn fashion statement.

Corn fashion statement.

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