Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Tiny Peek into Brendie's World!

I heard from, one of my blogger friends, Brendie from Bregle Estate,and it is so nice to get a glimpse into her world. It helps to understand a lot of what she is describing in her posts when you have a tiny idea of how things look in her part of the world.I live in the rural part of my county. I try not to go into town that often.Most usually,I end up going once a week,but if I have an appointment of some kind, or Mom needs something right away,I will go more often. It is 25 miles to the closest towns, where we shop.Since I am retired,there is not that much need for me to leave the home property each day.Now with Pop, that is a different story. He has to be around people. He wants his home life nestled away in the country, but he loves to be where the people are.I think that's a bit strange,but like they say,"Different Strokes for Different Folks!"I am more of a home body myself, and I spend quite a bit of my time alone, at home,at which time I am free to work at whatever my heart desires.My yard, my garden, my house,my crafts.Whatever makes me happy that day.If Pop has a job to do, like repairing some of his equipment that he uses,he will work in one of our garages,but he still, takes lots of breaks, and visits around the community, where ever he can find people to talk to.Local garages,restaurants,the Flea Market, Walmart,etc., and he has many friends that he'll visit at their homes.I love to talk to folks, too, but I won't leave home, countless times a day to do so.If they drop by to visit, or I run into them in town,I am quite a talker myself.We go the auction thing on Friday and Saturdays,sometimes one or maybe even both nights, just to mingle and visit with our type of folks from the surrounding areas. I say our type, because we all come from similar backgrounds, and share similar interest. There are few, if any, of the high society types there.You know the kind that think they are better than everyone else. I guess that kind of people are everywhere.We try to avoid them, if at all possible.We are what we are,rural country folks, or Rednecks, like some prefer to call us, and we are proud of it. I think Rednecks are smart and creative people,with a lot more common sense than others give us credit for.We can find ways of getting something accomplished, even if the end product looks a little strange. We are the butt of millions of jokes for that reason. I think Kentucky folks get this, more than most, but here is an email I recall when I hear others downing us Kentucky folks.


FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad.

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'.

FRIENDS: will visit you in jail.
KENTUCKY FRIENDS:will spend the night in jail with you.

FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend
the night with you in the hospital and cook for you when you come home

FRIENDS: have you on speed dial
KENTUCKY FRIENDS: have your number memorized.

FRIENDS: Are for a while.


  1. I like your post today, Sawn. I am originally from SW OH, but have roots in KY, and have lived here since 1988, so I consider myself a KYian. Even though I grew up in town, I am not of the "town" group, and am, like you, a homebody, and will not spend much time going to town unless I have to once I move. All of the statements made in the email I find true of the rural living folks I've met in KY - and it was nice to see it put into words. Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for your post today. Take care, from central KY.

  2. Yay i have a kentucky friend. rural life here is the same, and small towns. city life is different of course, as in everywhere in the world. everyone is too scared to look at people walking by let alone have a conversation.

  3. These are so true. It is just that small town feeling where everyone is so close.