Ah swun…you do go on…you make me laugh, so I hesitate to admit this to you…but, being an actual (not many of us out here)born and mostly bred Californian…after all my travels, this is definately the place for me. However…
One of the things I miss tremendously are the old tent revivals (or is that a time warp problem?) (and please, this is not a religious thing…if you haven’t been to one, you will probably miss my reference).
Also, that evahbodeh has a stahm cellah (natchly havin’ to use it alluhs scared the daylihts outta me). And of course, that down home feelin’ you git when yuh put own yer Sundy go tuh meetin’s and go callin’ (down the road apiece). Ah preshate countrah livin’ but I show don’t miss 'em chiggahs or whut we lovinleh caulled “dustuhs” in Lubbuck.
Having a father born in KS and raised mostly in OK/and a mother and sister-in-law from TX. I have always made it a policy to stay out of the debate between you and Doobie; but I’m loving listening to this very familiar litany.
Zyada–I lived in Ft. Wuth (boy, I can’t even do that pronunciation dialectically–what do you and mrj. think?.–IIRC Ft. is pert nere it’s own syllable.) Anyways, I lived there WAY BACK in the late 50’s–there used to be a great place called “The Clock”, you know, with carhops and all–whoops another time warp!!
SOOOOO-to the original thread…My uncle has told me all the same things: TX. is/was the friend of the hobo and also what was said about the dangerous element. “True hoboes are pretty peaceful folk, just tryin’ to git frum hyuh to thar…them thet ride the rails t’day is sumthin’ else.” Uncle Les, King of the Hoboes.
“Man, the 60’s must have been real good for you!”
George Carlin…“Outrageous Fortune”
“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”
Dorothy…“The Wizard of Oz”