One of my earliest memories is going to the little store overlooking Tallulah Gorge. I went there recently and went back to this same shop. (I took a photo of the gorge looking down from this point and if you remember my earlier post, we hiked further into the gorge which is on the other side.)
We went a few days ago close to this same area for a memorial service for my uncle. He very often would have nicknames for his nieces and nephews and most likely for any other children that he knew! He was very funny and had a very gentle, teasing manner about him. One of the names that he liked to use was "Sally Goodin.". Can you believe it, I just thought to put that into a search engine and I had no idea that it was a song! And then, to think that John Denver even mentions it in his "Thank God, I'm A Country Boy Song"! (Remember this line..."I'd play Sally Goodin all day if I could but the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good.)
Looky here, I managed to find a version that you can sing along with!
Seeing this wooden box where you could return your empty glass coke bottles brings back memories. (And never mind it says "Pepsi", we always called any dark soda drink a "coke". We just did!)
Now, just give me some boiled peanuts and I will be happy!
What, you have never had boiled peanuts! That will have to be for another post! My uncle deserves a better tribute than Sally Goodin and boiled peanuts but knowing him, this might not be too far off the mark. He did love to laugh.