The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, November 14, 2008

God Help Me I Do Love It So...

I can't help it. I LOVE HEE HAW!


Please don't judge me harshly. I was born a poor white child. I am pure-d trailer trash. Hell, I'm worse than trailer trash, we couldn't afford to live in a trailer park like rich folk did. We lived on the parking lot of a rock trucking company. Hales Transportation.

Dad worked for Walter Hales starting 1965 and they held each other in high regard. Walter and Troyce are the finest people I've ever had the honor of knowing. They were the epitome of class and high society when I was growing up. I often visited their home with Dad. They had a pair of Poodles that used to scare the fool out of me when I was a kid! Walter became Mayor of Bridgeport after he sold his trucking company. He made a great contribution to the growth of Bridgeport and it's future as mayor.

I spoke with Troyce a few days ago while I was delivering groceries to one of my customers and she reminded me she could tell a few stories on me. She's only known me since I was 3 years old. She told me about a time she came to visit and I was about 3 sitting on my Graddad's lap eating a stalk of celery. Every time I took a bite I made my Granddad take one too. Troyce Hales is still a southern belle and the class of Bridgeport, Tx. I am a better man for knowing her.

I can't tell you how fortunate I am she only knows the good and cute stories about me.

There are a few I'd rather she not hear about, ever. But I seriously digress...

Back on topic... RFD-TV is one of my secret addictions. They have become a great purveyor of old country music programs like The Wilburn Brothers, POP! Goes The Country, Porter Waggoner and my personal favorite Hee Haw! Marty Stewart also has an excellent show on RFD.
I grew up watching Hee Haw every week when I was a kid. We were an old school country family. Well, maybe not family, we were dysfunctional at best but never family. Dad was a Bob Wills addict so any music on the TV or radio HAD to be country so HeeHaw was always safe to watch. Looking back at those old shows on RFD-TV really brings back some memories.

Where, oh where are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over and thought I found true love,
You met another and PFFFFFFFFTTTT, you were gone!

Hello, my name is Mike and I'm a redneck.

5 comments:

just a girl... said...

Hi Mike. I am also a redneck. I grew up watching Hee-Haw which I freaking loved, and Dukes of Hazzards. Just a good ole boy. or girl.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Some of my favorite memories were watching Hee Haw with daddy (probably on the tv that was sitting on the television tray). Grandpa Jones was his favorite YUM YUM!

RPM said...

According to my Dad, I am kin to Buck Owens' band leader Don Rich. At least that's what he would tell me on saturday nights (BAC depending).

LandShark 5150 said...

I remember the Johnny Cash show before the day of Hee Haw both are still greatness. You refered to Don Rich , not to bring up a bad light buutt- didn't he leave this world how can I say -Untimely? He made Buck . Grand-pa Jones had a stage show in the Ozarks of Arkansas I believe in the 70s.Me likes me some nurse Goodbody!

Anonymous said...

I THINK HEEE HAW IS LIKE A GREAT BOWL OF OATMEAL , BUT TOO MUCH OF EITHER ONE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO MAKE YOU SICK!!! I MEAN COME ON, LULU IS A FINE SINGER BUT IT IS JUST SAD TO WATCH, I AM HOPEFUL THAT A NEW COUNTRY MUSIC VARITY SHOW WILL HIT THE AIRWAYS SOME TIME VERY SOON , AND NOT ON THE CABLE SECTOR, BUT JUST PLAIN OLD T.V. REPLACE ONE OF THE VERY MANY REALITY ADDITIONS !!! SOME OATMEAL HAS LUMPS!!!!