I grew up listening to Jerry Clower. My dad had several 8 track tapes that he would play in his truck when we were going down the road. Clower is a great story teller who can make you laugh without ever being vulgar. Marcel Ledbetter and The Beer Joint The Coon Huntin’ Monkey Words We… Continue reading Jerry Clower the Story Teller
I once worked with a woman who was hard core anti-hunting. Anytime the subject of hunting came up she got very passionate and upset. There was a hunter who worked with us. Sometimes he would talk about hunting trips and what he had killed and so on. This woman would get angry and yell at… Continue reading Do We Need To Kill Other Animals?
If I win that danged old power ball I would be more surprised than anyone. I don’t have a snowballs chance to win any of that money. I would like to tell you all that I have never wasted a dime on the lottery. Instead I must admit that I have squandered ten times that… Continue reading If I Win That Danged Old Power Ball
This morning I was out for my 20 mile run through the hills. As I was crossing one particular ridge I saw that Old Talking Tree Leaner propped up against a big Beech tree. I don’t know if he noticed me or not but I wasn’t slowing down to take the chance. Not too long… Continue reading Don’t Fall Asleep in the Johnny House
Making Money As A Kid Way Back When I Was One Of Them When I was a kid we were able to earn money in many different ways. We lived out in the “boonies” and couldn’t get a “real” job but we did find ways to get cash if we weren’t too lazy. Here is… Continue reading Hillbilly Kids Use To Be Able To Make Their Own Money
At our place we had animals, and having animals meant work. Seems to me that animals were always needing something. My dad would send me to feed and water. There was always a fence that needed repairing or some thing or other. I had to go to the barn and climb up into the loft… Continue reading At Our Place We Had Animals
This piece could have been titled Interview With A Hillbilly I was led back down a long hall way that separated the storage side of the barns from the rest. The last doorway on the left. A shadow in the shape of a man. The room is dark. He begins to speak, his voice garbled… Continue reading Do Hillbillies Talk Funny?
One night, a mother told her own daughter to go buy some milk and she also told her to watch out for the railroad tracks. While the girl was crossing the railroad tracks, one of shoes got stuck and suddenly, she saw a train coming in the distance, she was still struggling to get her… Continue reading The Click Clack Slide Ghost
Hillbilly recipe for biscuits and gravy from Mamaw Gerty! Here is an authentic country recipe for biscuits and gravy. A friend of ours by the name of Merly Jean is going to sit back and write the rest of this out for you all. She is going to describe to you exactly how her grandmother… Continue reading Mamaw Gerty Talks About Cooking Biscuits And Gravy
It all started when I was about three years old. My family and I moved into a big green house in Portsmouth Virginia. Once we moved in and got settled we started to hear footsteps coming from the front door going upstairs, and you could hear it walking around in the bedrooms. The house was… Continue reading My Holler Is Scary