Rain or shine, farmers shoot the breeze at McBaine diner

Monday, September 28, 2009 | 4:19 p.m. CDT; updated 8:33 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 9, 2009

McBAINE — Whether the sun rises into a clear sky or the day starts with rain or snow, a small group of farmers in McBaine begins its day by driving to the local diner, Lucy’s Burgers and Beverages, to have breakfast or a few cups of coffee and to catch up with friends and neighbors. Marvin Sapp, a corn, soybean and wheat farmer and mayor of McBaine, describes his mornings, which start around 6:30, as a sort of routine. “Get up and have breakfast and come down, see what’s happening in McBaine and go from there," he said. "Whatever comes up.”