Friday, October 15, 2010

Children of the Corn

I (literally) grew up in the middle of 40 acres of woods, surrounding those woods, are corn fields.  My brother is 4 years older than me and I always wanted to be his best friend, much against his will.  Well, one evening he wised up and figured out a way to keep me from pestering him and his cute friends.  I was probably 11 or so at the time and he decided I could watch a movie with them.  Well, I didn't know who Stephen King was or what "children of the corn" was... I being a clueless child thought it was it was something funny because what more fun that running though a corn field trying not to get lost or caught by the field owner.  I QUICKLY found out I was wrong about the movie... it wasn't funny, it was fricken terrifying!! I have and always will hate all things scary and that instance probably was the catalyst for my fear. 

Anyhow fast forward 14 years.... C asked if I wanted to go through the Mid-South Corn Maze, I was obviously semi hesitant, but eventually, I said we could go under one condition... we had to go during the day.  We arrived at the Corn Maze, bought our tickets and away we went.  About 5 minutes into the maze I could hear little kids (yikes!).  They were just jabbering and talking with their mom, and few more minutes we caught up to them.  I didn't mind the kiddos for approximately 3 more minutes until they began screaming, throwing ears of corn, kicking the dirt  and just being unpleasant little beings.  That is when "children of corn" began to haunt me in a whole new way.  Eventually they when the exact opposite direction of us and the peace was restored!! 

Birds eye view of the maze.
C and I in the maze
Which way do we go? 
Overall, it was great fun!  If you're in Memphis you should check it out and for you thrill seekers you can go through it at night and it's turned into a haunted corn maze.  Remember to wear old clothes & shoes since it hasn't rained here in forever and the maze was a wee bit dusty!!  
You can kinda see the original color of my shoes and C's shoes were black. 
Have a great weekend!!

@ Noble 


  1. I have a friend who lost her keys late night in a corn field...they haven't been seen since.

    you guys look like you had fun!

  2. HAHA! I cracked up laughing at the story about your brother. That is TOTALLY something mine would do! Pretty, pretty pictures! I'm glad this trip to the corn maze wasn't quite as traumatizing!

  3. I would totally get lost in a corn maze.