Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Titles? I grew up being taught to use the words, Yes sir and No sir, Yes ma’am and No Ma’am, Aunt, Uncle, etc. In some parts of the world Titles are more pronounced than the USA. England has a lot of Duke’s, Knights, etc.
Some titles are awarded and some earned. Some that folk train and work for, “World’s Heavy Weight Champion” in boxing is one. I admired Joe Lewis and Rocky Marciano. Just after WWII when my brothers, BIL and friends were building their houses out in the woods, there was no power yet, it was hand tools only. But things stopped when there was a heavy weight title fight.
A battery radio came out and it was hooked to a car battery so it would not go dead. During that time it was Joe Lewis who was the champion.
I actually do not expect it to happen, but it would be nice to see one of my books be so popular that I could add to my resume’, “I am a Best-selling author". LOL
At one time my dad knew the man who held the title of “The World’s Strongest Man,” Paul Anderson. Paul and daddy was from the area around Toccoa, GA.
Paul once back lifted over 6,200 pounds. He held the title for many years. Dad called him a gentle giant and enjoyed relating this story. One winter around the potbellied stove at the local General store one of the men said, “Paul iffn I was as big as you I would go out in ‘em north Ga mountains and wrestle the biggest bear out there and bring him home.”
The story went, Paul turned to the farmer, smiled and said, “Josh, there are some little bears your size out there!” Drawing some friendly laughter!
My dad also said, Toccoa Falls was higher than Niagra Falls!
In fact he was right.
However just a little less water!!!!
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Some people hold titles a long time. BUT, but there is one title I do not aim for. The title of “The World’s Oldest Man”. For some reason no one has held that title very long. There is only one way to lose that title, and it is FINAL!
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