Country Humor and Words to Laugh By: #Vacay Chronicles Part 1
This past weekend, my sis, and I spent time with my Godparents at their home in the quiet countryside of Robeson County, North Carolina. We traveled there for a few days of R&R, laughter, and bonding. The town where my Godparents live is so tiny; the downtown is about one block long! LOL! My Godparents’ home, however, is beautiful. It’s situated on a few acres of land. The trees and grass are bright green, the breeze is warm, and the space is wide open. Hospitality reigns in this part of the world, so my sis and I ran as fast as we could to the “sticks” of North Carolina, finding warmth in this community’s arms.
You see she and I lead pretty busy lives. We both serve as youth ministers; we travel, we preach, we SPEAK, we work, we rarely sleep, although we do eat. The point is Robeson County is the perfect getaway spot because it offers a reprieve, a refuge, a temporary release from all life’s stresses. So we converged on this great Metropolis (population about 200), last Friday and found all the love, rest, and laughter our spirits needed.
And the trip was everything I could have expected. I can always count on fun times in the kitchen with my Godmother and well-timed jokes from my Godfather. They are both amazing individuals that have gone on to do great things for God. As recognizable leaders in our church you would think they would be more uptight or serious, but quite the contrary they are some of the most down-to-Earth people I know. They stay true to their small-town upbringing in Red Springs, NC, remaining humble, loving, and kind.
One of the things I always look forward to is the plethora of witty one-liners my Godmother shares. She is such a funny person. She always has a good country quote or two ready to apply to any given circumstance. Her quotes drip with both humor and wisdom, so I’ve shared a few below for you to enjoy or ponder. May they inspire you to laugh as you live and make good choices in your life.
Words To Laugh By!!!
As we were watching, “Wrath Of The Titans,” she said this about the angry, scary monster-villain:
“Why is he so mad? Who licked the red off his candy?!”
During a car ride on Sunday she says,
“Honey, sometimes explaining things to people is like trying to pour water into a duck’s butt. It’s just hard to do.”
During this same car ride, I was worried about spilling fried chicken crumbs in her car as I snacked on some wings, and she told me:
“Does it look like I’m trippin’ on that? If I trip on the wrong things then I won’t have energy to trip on the things I need to be trippin’ on!” LOL!
My personal favorite:
“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”
In my best country accent, “Now ‘aint she just a HOOT!”
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. What are some of your favorite sayings? Share them with me. Have something else to say; well you know what to do…SPEAK!!!