Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Things Farm Kids Do For Entertainment
In reading Fernan's blog "Fernan's Shorthorn Farm Life" tonight it brought back something similiar John told me he did when he was a kid. Fernan didn't get caught but John did and a good whupping ensued. Fernan said he took booze from his daddy's stash and fed it to all the cats and young cats to get them drunk. They must have been pretty thirsty because I can't picture my Susie drinking anything like that. Maybe I should try just a little for her arthiritis. John told me when his mama and daddy had the beer joint in Charlotte it was his job to empty all the left over bottles and put them where they belonged. So to keep from getting bored he started saving all the left over beer in a bucket. They lived in back of the beerjoint/cafe and in back of that was their hog pen. That was also his job to slop the hogs (for city folks that means feeding the hogs) so he poured all the left over beer into the troughs.(I can see the hogs lapping that up). They ate or I should say drank until they were falling down drunk. When John's daddy saw them he figured out what little Johnny had done so he questioned him. He got a hard enough whipping he didn't do that anymore.