Thursday, March 28, 2013


Being Southern doesn’t mean I am not educated.  I may say “ain’t” and “y’all” and call you “sweetie” or “honey.”  I might “bless a lot of hearts,” and I might even “piddle around.”  I will greet you with “Hey” and a hug.  All soda pop is “Coke” and I might refer to my grocery cart as a “buggy.”  By golly, that’s OK.  I am polite and say “Ma’am” and “Sir.”  We are kind.  We are caring.  We are loyal.  We are proud to be Southern, love Southern food and love the South.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Or, should I ask "What's in my New Purse Wednesday?"  Yep, got a new purse, wallet and key chain on Saturday while shopping for Rayray an interview suit.  Now, you might ask, "Is this really blog worthy?"  My answer is yes.  As little as I have been blogging this is big news.  This is my 3rd blog this week...trying to get myself back in the take what you can get!


Tuesday, March 26, 2013


~  In September 1971, Steven Spielberg directed the first episode of "Columbo," the TV police drama that starred Peter Falk.

~  The catfish's body is almost completely covered with taste buds.  Even a catfish just six inches long has more than 250,000 taste buds.

~  There are 454 bills in a pound of US currency.  Any US bill, regardless of denomination, weighs a gram.  There are 454 grams to a pound.

~  The largest edible fruit NATIVE to North America is the pawpaw.  It tastes like a blend of banana, mango, and pineapple.

~  The movie "Charro" was the only one of Elvis Pressley's 31 films in which he had a non-singing role.


Had a great time Saturday night listening to the boys at "About That Time."  Thanks so much to Laura #2, AndyRandy, and Brit for coming out.  The fun really started after all the regular patrons left and the boys had finished playing.  Their friends got up and started playing "music" and "singing."

Brittnaynay and KD even got up and had a little fun.  It was fun watching these kids who grew up together goof off!

And look....Graybear even got a little funky!  Love these kids.  They keep me young.

Monday, March 18, 2013


...watching them....

...and watching them on Saturday Night!

Jenfer and I had a blast listening to Gray, Black and White at the Brick on Saturday.  But, it was just as much fun to watch our daughters Brittnaynay and Rayray!  They have known each other since they were four years old.  It was such a hoot!  We are so lucky to be blessed with two smart, beautiful and sweet little girls! 

And girls remember....It was your Mommas who took you to your first Atlanta Braves game!  Not your Daddys!

Best quote of the night...Rachel to Brittney...

"Are we really fixin' to dance with Chris Ingrams' Dad?  Really?"

Love you girls!

Special Thanks

I want to thank all of my friends who supported be through the long, long process of auctioning Mom's house.  Thanks for all the times you listened to me whine.  Thanks for working in the house cleaning it up and packing.  Thanks for moving Mom and unpacking her....twice.  Thanks for the support during the auction.

I have said it before and will say it again....I have the best friends in the WORLD!


Friday, March 8, 2013


Went to Mom's last night with the Big Dawes.  I needed to pick up a few things that remained there.  One was my Grandfather Lawrence's clock.  Got the clock but forgot something in the process.  Here is a poem L BigDawes wrote for me:

There once was a lady named Polly

She had this big Clock! Oh my golly..

It wasn’t for sale,

LL took for herself

But the pendulum is what she forgotty!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


(Pictured above...Mawmaw and a customer at The Steak -n- Biscuit, Moulton, AL)

TCW and I have had our share of interesting dining experiences.  Remember the pistol totin' Gma at McCollum's tearing out of the parking lot in her Caddy, wearing her fur, and taking the money bag?  I tried to find the post but gave up.  I will look some more for that....Anyway....

We were at the SNB in Moulton on Sunday.  (On a side note, they have the best sausage in the world).  I noticed when we walked in that a man was hunched over the bar with a plate of food in front of him (In the pic above,  He would have been right in front of the door on the right.  We walked in and set at the third booth out of the picture. 

TCW was facing the door and I was facing the wall with a TV showing the Nascar race.  I thought I had the better of the two seats. Boy, was I wrong.

Waiting for our meal (while smoking, yes I said smoking IN THE DINER!), we hear Mawmaw yell at the man, "Put that stuff up.  Put it up now.  We don't allow that crap in here.  There are people trying to eat."

I asked TCW what it was.  Paint cans he told me.  So, Oh Lort, we have a huffer at the counter.

I could write a mini novel with what proceeded to happen next, but I will make a long story short...

Mawmaw got on the phone near our table asking the cops to come make him leave.  He had threatened one of the servers.  Meanwhile a woman shows up looking for her father-in-laws hearing aid.  Well, this is just as important to Mawmaw as the Huffer at the counter.  We hear the two of them discussing moving tables that have already been moved to search for the hearing aide, and about that time the Popo comes in.

So we got Mawmaw and loud woman talking about the hearing aide situation, and the Popo guestioning Huffer about where he lives, what's he got in his pockets, will anything stick him, why was he crying? (the answer to the last one was his Daddy was trying to make him a drug addict).  All of a sudden, they find a gun on him.  It is a BB gun but looks like a regular had gun.  And he had BB's and a boxcutter.  Cops had a fit then.  Yelling at him that if they had seen him on the street with the gun, they would have shot him, and so on.

Charlene tells Mawmaw that Officer Burton wants to talk to her, drawing her away from the fascinating Hearing Aide mystery of 2013.  She walks over to the counter.  He asks if the guy will be allowed to come back.  Her answer, "Naw, don't you ever come back in here!"  Then she proceeds back to loud woman looking for hearing aide as the Popo escort him out.

And all the time people are walking right up to where they had the guy in hand cuffs to pay their bill.  It was CRAZY.  Tim went to pay the bill and Angry Woman came in to visit with Mawmaw...hear is what I heard of their conversation...

AW:  You mean the retard?
MM:  Yes, they came and kicked him out of here and he can't come back or he will get arrested for trespassing.
AW:  They should of locked him up long ago.
MM:  Well, they will now if he comes back.
MM:  Where's you daughter now?
AW:  She's living with me.  You know her Daddy beat the shit out of her?
MM:  No, was Pawpaw arrested?
AW:  Not Pawpaw, her Daddy. 
MM:  Was her Daddy arrested?
AW:  Naw, but you know why of that, but he will go to jail.
          (we are assuming he wasn't arrested because the cop knew him)
MM:  Well, there is more than one officer in this town...
AW:  Yeah, but when it happened they were all on top of the mountain with that high speed chase.

Then TCW made me get up and leave.  It was one of the most interesting, bizaar meals we have ever had. 

Oh, and by the way, didn't find the hearing aide.