Greensboro was built on the textile industry and was, for most of the 20th century, a world leader in the industry. Our city was especially known for cotton, denim, flannel & corduroy. Greensboro's Cone Mills was also known as the largest manufacturer of denim in the world. The above photo was taken of a mill in the Yanceyville area.
The sun breaking through the clouds and the three large smoke stacks evoke the image of three crosses on this Good Friday. Most Christians will celebrate Easter this weekend.* Church crosses will be draped in black today and many people will be out for prayer vigils. It is funny how, when pondering Easter, items, including textile mill smokestacks, seem to appear in threes.
In addition to the church events this weekend, the community is gearing up for many Easter egg hunts. One of the biggest will be the Greensboro Country Club. Their hunt starts at 8:00 am on Saturday morning and over 6,000 eggs will be hidden. That is a lot of eggs. The Piedmont/Triad Farmers' Market will also have an egg hunt, as will the North Carolina Zoo, Burlington, Winston-Salem, Old-Salem, and more. From lay to secular, Christian/Jewish or other, whatever you do this weekend, we hope your time is memorable.
*Orthodox Christians have one of their latest Easters this year. Their Easter will fall on May 5th.