Even when my Dad is wearing glasses, I think you can still see that twinkle in his eyes! (And when he was a young man, he didn't wear glasses, he thinks he wore them in that photo above just to be funny. Yep, that sounds like him.)
This is what my Dad looks like on his real tractor! "Nothing runs like a Deere". Daddy is plowing his field to plant peas! (Not what we call English peas...no, they are called field peas and there is nothing better than to eat them with a big piece of Daddy's onion cornbread!) I took this photo just a few weeks ago. (And if you are wondering, my Dad is 87 years old!)
OKRA! It is so wonderful when it is freshly cut from that stalk. Before it turns into that pod of okra, it is such a pretty flower, especially against a Georgia sky!
Now, I love talking to my Dad and learning his wisdom in the garden. I just wish you could hear him speak! He has a North Georgia mountain dialect, and I have it too when I am speaking with him...I had to lose it when we moved to the Atlanta area as a kid, lose it or get ridiculed or beat up! As my grandmother used to say, "I hope YOU'UNS are being good!"
I found a video of Wendy Bagwell telling a funny story and he sounds a bit like my Dad, so much that it is why it is here and also, I think it's funny! (I have written of Wendy Bagwell before, he was a gospel singer...Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters! And my Aunt Jean cut a record with him once, "When The Wagon Was New". If anyone ever finds that record, let me know!) Enjoy!