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About that barbershop Burrhead
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Clod    Posted 06-26-2004 at 11:40:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got all cleaned up and headed out for a haircut.I got in and waited,and waited.So I went to Scottys BBQ.Then came back to find there was more waiting to do..The TV was on those stupid modern kid shows so i left and found my van would not crank.So I crawled under in the wet gravel to find the starter loose.I tightened it and came back here. I just dont like waiting on my time off. A person spends more than one third of his life waiting. I do not like waiting for barbers or doctors nor in lines to get beauricrats to do things like licenses. The army was a good place for waiting lines. The longest wait of my life was the half a day on release from active duty.

Burrhead    Posted 06-26-2004 at 11:53:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
is that barbershop beside the b-b-q shack there on 90??

One of my discharge was from Bragg. I was doing alright cause it was only 2 days in the detention center.

Then I had a terrible thing happen after I got my 214. Some how my hat got drunk and disappeared so I had to wait overnight to get a new one before I could leave post.

Clod    Posted 06-26-2004 at 12:20:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
YEP! right on old 90.. Also I had 6 days in the basement of the stokade at Benning.There was a strip of light up at ground level .Because I got in a little dispute with a prisoner who had put a Sgt in the hospital in Germany i got to spend only six days of my three months confinement. Generals can work magic with the legal sytem in the Army. But when i met the desk sitter who processed my papers he had already heard of me.He tosssed a few of my good reports in the can then started to give me his opinions.. I says,, You want to step outside? Or do my papers and lets be pals? He did my papers and remained peaceful. Hey..Ya wana go se Wilys fire? Bring a bucket of water and a wet pine sapplin.

Clod    Posted 06-26-2004 at 12:22:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Burr,,You goina get into quilting with the ladies above?? Beats tossin hay.

Burrhead    Posted 06-26-2004 at 12:24:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds good to me. I'd lots druther stay at the house and help the wimmin than throw hay. they might even fix a blackberry cobbler for the munchies.

Clod    Posted 06-26-2004 at 12:34:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I told Bob about fixing Mr Suttons tractor when the pump was broke..M and M injectors wanted six hundred bucks for rebuild..I knew the guy and taked to him. so he charged him 150 bucks..Mr Sutton paid me 20 bucks for that job. He fooled me into thinking he was living in poverty and was standing on the street corner begging for food.I guess starvation finally got him huh?

Burrhead    Posted 06-26-2004 at 13:02:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
lung cancer finally got him. He always said he was broke.

He did'nt have but a little over $200,000 worth of certified checks in his pickup dash pocket. He came by here and got me to look at the dates to be sure they were good and then he carried them to Sue before he got to weak to drive.

He was always good to me and my family but he was down right stingy alright.

deadcarp    Posted 06-26-2004 at 14:53:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a married couple like that up here -(well they say "til somebody better comes along") So far they've been together 40 at least years and wouldn't have a whole brain between them if you added mine! Real name is Banoir but we call them the Slap-Happys. They like that. If you pay her a compliment, she gets embarasssed and he gets jealous. "Why Mrs Slap-Happy, you look positively fetching today." He shakes his fist - "Know wut i got for you, mister?" (I think he's serious) Sometimes they order a hamburger, split it and argue over who got the meat part.

One gusty wintery day i was looking out my buddy's upstairs window & here they came all bundled up. They'd been out collecting cans with a wheelbarrow and REFUSED to pull it over a curb. Must have spent 20 minutes trying to push that thing up that curb. They'd dump the load & fall down and fuss over each other then argue and settle down, pick it up and try again. Finally a cop stopped and ordered them to pull it up. Threatened he'd run them in if they didn't. Well they did but boy they hated it! Soon as he left they made sure he was gone then pushed it home - "Stoopid cops, you don't pull a wheelbarrer." "Well mebbe he does." "Yeah, stoopid cops. Guy's nuts." "Who? "Cops." "Yeah." off into the blizzard ..... i often think they have a great outlook on life. :)

Clod    Posted 06-26-2004 at 16:24:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh DC,,This guy bought a new Chevy pickup every second year and had his clothes done in the big city cleaners along with his fancy cowboy hat. He looked like he had never seen dirt in his life but liked to make sure others looked dirty to prove they was working. I had respect for him because he was in the infantry in the Pacific and caught malaria which lasted untill he died.He still had a colt snubnose pistol he kept in his foxhole incase a NIP dropped in during the night. He also had a Remington pump 12 guage worth money to collectors but he didnt know it was anything special.

Burrhead    Posted 06-26-2004 at 16:44:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think the only son got that before any of the other kids got there.

He got about all the other small stuff. Then he died about 2 months later from a heart attack. Him and the X-constable was still puffing the dust.

Burrhead    Posted 06-26-2004 at 16:16:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah this old neighbor left his 1st wife and took up with and married his ICU nurse. He met her when he had a heart attack and everybody thought he was signing off.

I don't remember what year that was but it was just as WalMart kicked off. His retirement fund was up to about $30,000 if they did a buyout from his Exxon job.

He took the payout and bought it all up in WalMart stock. Presto 30 years later he was in pretty good shape plus he had used the stocks for collateral on farm and business trades to make some dadgum good deals and trades.

He was so dang stingy tho that he would'nt turn over in his bed. He would stand up and turn around, then lay back down to keep from wearing the sheets out.

I always kinda figgered me and Clod was in his will. I was wrong on that too I reckin.

Clod    Posted 06-26-2004 at 13:25:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh he was good entertainment.We would stand out in front of DJs store drinking coffee,He would look for pennies on the ground. I did enjoy talking with the ole rascal though.

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