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Billy Orton spent decades working in politics and the Labor Movement, and now -- after a stroke -- is simply an obscure novelist. | EMAIL BILLY

America’s smallest working barn offers a July 4th reviv’ul mtg with Thai food and fireworks

    Sunday, June 25, 2017 -- (Long Beach, CA) -- As Independence Day arrives, a highlight in southern California is fireworks set by the Queen Mary, now marking it's 50th year in Long Beach.

    And what's the tiniest way to celebrate?

    Go to a barn-dance inside a stunning Thai restaurant to join a small crowd expected for the first-ever "reviv'ul mtg" of a political party that technically doesn't exist.

    Hundreds of thousands have been invited on social media. Maybe a dozen souls will show up.

    "Gathering people together is how we save America," said Billy Orton, an obscure novelist and former press secretary to a batch of California state lawmakers.

    A barn dance in a restaurant? There will be an actual barn. With cows and a pig.

    But no one could ever draw out milk or dance inside the barn, since the tinker-toy-style barn is barely large enough to hold an antique record player that will play either Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs or Bob Dylan for a "Soul Train Hand-Bump Thank-You" dance to start the "political reviv'ul mtg."

    The Thai District restaurant, which is all-organic, is now in its second year, and located at 140 Lindon Avenue (at Broadway), in downtown Long Beach. After the 6 to 8 pm meeting, guests will walk two blocks for an ideal spot on Ocean Boulevard to watch the 9 pm fireworks.

    Orton exited the Democratic party earlier this year and now is the sole member of Party of Grace. The Thai food barn-dance is what he hopes will be the organization's first public event, and hopefully lead to 1,000 more by Halloween 2020.

    Is a tiny barn with salt-and-pepper-shaker cows and a toy pig worth a trip to Long Beach, even if a direct flight carries you to a city now with roughly half-a-million residents?

    Maybe if you're going to do more than a hand-bump dance alongside a two-foot-cube of America's "smallest working barn."

    Anyone wishing to view the restaurant's stunning design and view their menu of all-organic food can visit HERE.

    Hotel booking for the Queen Mary can be found HERE.

    Details on Long Beach airport are HERE.

    Anyone flying into LGB may agree with Airport Revenue News, who give number-one ranking of the "Best Airport for Dining," shown HERE.

    And anyone curious about a political party that technically does not exist or viewing "Barney the Barn" can visit Party of Grace.


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January 16, 2018    An Oasis and the Fires of Hell FB     Grace
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January 12, 2018    Perhaps Water, Soil and Coffee are God's Greatest Gifts FB     Grace
January 11, 2018    Let Dr. King’s Two-or-Ten show the true meaning of love FB     Grace
January 10, 2018    Will dancing veterans make America smile again? FB     Grace
January 10, 2018    When you lie to farmers, someone will ‘Give ‘em Hell’ FB     Grace
January 6, 2018    'Fire and brimstone burn all souls' FB     Grace
January 5, 2018    (A dream) -- The Pyramid and the Ring FB     Grace
January 4, 2018    A soul slain like a sacrificial lamb FB     Grace
January 1, 2018    Lemonade Park, America FB     Grace
December 21, 2017    Obscure novelist to be first candidate for Party of Grace FB     Grace
October 6, 2017    ‘Hurricane Donald’ and the rising waters of hate FB     Grace
July 18, 2017    Ronald Reagan still rises from the dust FB     Grace
July 6, 2017    A minor Party of Grace versus the major Inempt and Beholden parties FB     Grace
June 26, 2017    Love the people, and they will love you FB     Grace
June 25, 2017    America’s smallest working barn offers a July 4th reviv’ul mtg with Thai food and fireworks FB     Grace
June 18, 2017    Three fathers construct America’s smallest working barn FB     Grace
June 15, 2017    Party of Grace throwing Independence Day barn dance to help save America from hate FB     Grace

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Billy Orton is a novelist and historian living in Long Beach, California.