Today marks the anniversary of Billy Jo Mcalester jumping off the Tallahassee Bridge

Another sleepy dusty delta say. I guess Papa got the 'rona…

Brother and Becky Thompson’s store in Tupelo was looted and burned.

And that nice Brother Taylor’s all upset 'bout the Donald down at old St. John’s…

Anyone else remember that old song? Ode to Billie Jo

How did it affect you?

Interestingly if you google images of that bridge its only a short drop and its doubtful anyone would die jumping off of it.

In the spirit of the Straight Dope… “Tallahatchie Bridge”

Love, LOVE that song. Always moved me how she doesn’t just sing a song, but paints such a deep story. Makes me feel like I’m at the supper table.

I’ve always felt it was wildly under appreciated.

It’s also the day Neil Diamond became a man at the hands of a girl almost twice his age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHmPRISYB6k

Pass the biscuits, please.

Pass the biscuits, please!

Hey, they did say nothin’ good ever happens up on Choctaw Ridge…

(I wonder how many online have any idea what we’re referencing.)

Hey, they did say nothin’ good ever happens up on Choctaw Ridge…

(I wonder how many online have any idea what we’re referencing.)

Hey, they did say nothin’ good ever happens up on Choctaw Ridge…

Hey, they did say nothin’ good ever happens up on Choctaw Ridge…

It’s always a ‘Becky’ in these songs.

I swear I didn’t have anything to do with whatever they threw off the bridge. :smiley:

^^Burpo, quit asking for biscuits. You already got some in the other thread.

To me it brings back memories:

Living in Texas in the 70’s before we had air conditioning.
Working on a farm baling hay. I’m thinking chopping cotton in June would mean cutting out weeds.
The frustration of youth in a small town.

A year has come and gone…

How appropriate…“There was a virus goin’ round…”

Already a thread for this today - and in the right forum. :slight_smile:

https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=897468

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It’s also the day Neil Diamond became a man at the hands of a girl almost twice his age.

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And I listened to that song about an hour ago. And I didn’t notice the date in the song.