Friday, October 5, 2018
Them Alabama Folk….
Cars of Art:
Now for tonight:
‘This is ‘pick on Rick nite.’ I am not sure about Alabama, but I think it ages folks sooner. Rick is a young guy but you would think he was 80, from his language and the things he knows.
I have been reading ‘Life 101’ now for some time. It is a fun Blog for a lot of reasons. I like that he likes to reward dogs that deserve a good life and probably have not had the greatest of lives until they meet Rick & Jilda. I have said over and over, the dogs think they have won the lottery!
All my life I have heard and used the term, ‘Crank the car’ when starting one. Of course that comes from the times an actual crank was used to start a gasoline engine instead of a starter (do you crank your car?) Now I am nearing 80 and have only seen an auto, truck or tractor actually ‘Cranked’ to start three or four times. I still like it.
I enjoy the graphic lines he uses such as: “Hotter than the soles on the Devil’s shoes.” (or something like that). Today it was about the air, "Still as a Crypt." Descriptive lines make a good writer, which Rick is. He also has a wonderful wife and knows it. It shows in his writing. I appreciate that.
He also likes salt air, him being a soldier, I have to give him extra credit. LOL
I have a soft spot for Alabamians. Jean down in Opp, is one of our favorite people. That woman is amazing, she can ‘bowl you over’ at the stuff she does and can accomplish. It hurt to hear that Grover passed away. Jean took great care of him. As I said, ‘She is amazing.’
I always knew Myra was pretty sharp, and moving to Alabama sorta reinforced that. I think Brother Tom has a tough job, keeping that
sassy classy lady outta
Jean’s daughter Sheila recommended ‘Sean of the South’ to me and he too has become one of the Alabama folks I enjoy. Sheila (Southern Comfort) has been AWOL for two years here on blogger.
I miss Helen (MYEVERYDAYLIFE), a sweet blogger from Northern Alabama. I miss her. She and Ken were into Geocaching. Do you remember her?One dog was Patches and maybe DAisy.