#1,229 LMF.

Today was the big Laurel Machine and Foundry annual crawfish boil. LMF is owned by the Mulloy family and has been in Laurel since 1904. They started the crawfish boil as an annual party to thank their (many many) employees, but now everyone in town (quite literally, thousands?) shows up to eat 1.5 tons of crawfish and to see Mr. Mulloy, a founder of the World Anvil Shooting Society, shoot an anvil into the air, like a cannon that goes straight up.

The whole thing was quite a spectacle to behold.

 I’m really not that short.

Ben and Tootie (in the straw hat), one of our biggest campaign supporters.

 Ben with Trent, the son of the world famous anvil shooter and president of LMF.

Which made us wonder—are crawfish boils native only to the deep south? There’s someone having a boil literally every weekend March through June around here. Do you northern/western/eastern readers have major throwdowns involving painfully spicy shellfish, corn and mushrooms? I’d love to know!


Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Daily Journal

6 thoughts on “#1,229 LMF.

  1. I'm from New York and we don't unfortunately! That is a fun way to get togther though. I'm so excited to see the end result of the bathroom by the way!

  2. Man I hate y'all don't have them! They're a lot of fun, even if you don't eat spicy stuff (like me)!

    I'm going to post a bathroom update next week! We're going to hang the artwork soon and I'll post finished pictures once the shelf is up around the top of the room. Super excited to show y'all!

  3. In Wisconsin we have fish boils but they are definitely not spicy! Instead it is boiled white fish with potatoes, corn on the cob and then cherry pie for dessert. Yum!

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