Everyone born up to the year 1985 (maybe some later) must have some scar that they look at and remember a bad, strange,terrible or funny incident.
(I don’t remember seeing this movie but I remember the name)
Scars are sometimes ugly (to the owner) sometimes a badge of courage or a thing to take pride in. Scars on me are many, mostly self inflicted, because I am dangerous to my self. As I sit here typing I have a new bump on my head (from a slipping wrench while removing a lawnmower blade) and a sore finger that I mashed between some boards as I was flooring our swing area.
Children in my time have scars on their feet from glass or nails while going bare foot in the summer. Mama’s cure for that was kerosene from our cook stove. (The physics of jugs amazed me, the kerosene jug on the stove and the jugs in the chicken yards were upside down but still held the contents and meted them out as needed,??? to a kid how do they do that????).
(I cannot find mama’s stove nor the glass jug feeder but this is close.)
I look at my right hand and on the little pinky there is a diagonal scar where someone slammed a 1941 Chevrolet door on it at 4 yrs old. On the same hand there are two faint marks that usually only I can see. They are from the fangs of a cottonmouth, my first attempt at snake handling. I was frog gigging with Jim & Bub Page and found a Cottonmouth minding his own business. I was going to show Jim how to pop it’s head off. Doing it like a whip. I remembered seeing my brother in law, Dick, do it once when I was about 6.
I was 12 then and grown. So I grabbed Mr (Mrs) Cottonmouth’s tail and it bit me. I thought he would wait until I got ready to pop it like a whip. So I just stomped on it. I did not get sick. I cut a couple x’s over the marks and sucked the blood out like I heard you were supposed to do, and we continued to gig, But I was a lot smarter.
The only scar no one can see is on my thigh. I was using a razor knife to cut cap shingles on a roof and went thru my jeans and done a number on my leg. I have always been a very smart person. I knew a person once who has a nice scar on their cheek, I always thought that would be a good conversation starter. haha.
So do you have a scar you can talk about???
PS: From My medical terms…
Nitrates.......................... Cheaper than day rates
Node............................. I knew it
Outpatient...................... A person who has fainted
Pelvis................. ........... Second cousin to Elvis
Post Operative............... A letter carrier
Recovery Room............. Place to do upholstery
Car of the day:
This was during FIN time, this is something like Shirl’s first car.