Joined: Oct. 2005
|Quote (Arden Chatfield @ June 28 2007,20:53)|
|In case you didn't know I'm somewhat redneck and my relatives are from Kentucky,|
I thought it was north Florida.
The last time I was in Kentucky was around 2004. My maternal grandma had died. She was my favorite person in the world. A little 98-lb redheaded spitfire who had that kind of moxie you see in sharp-tongued newspaper women in black-and-white movies. She ran a few businesses in the rural south in the 50's and 60's where menfolk would speak patronizingly to her until they realized she'd just negotiated away all their money. Went to Kentucky for the funeral and sat through about 15 minutes of a sermon from some fundy asshole who had no idea who she was and was just using the opportunity to threaten us all with hellfire. Had to very publicly walk out of the service because it was either that or just start beating him.
This has nothing to do with the thread, but hopefully people will appreciate it as a local color type story.