Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We Used To Be Teenagers



We all used to be teenagers. Everybody in the world used to be teenagers, are teenagers, or will be teenagers...if they hang around.

We used to be teenagers that knew each other then and now, in many instances we are getting to know each other again... others of us have maintained their relationships then. Once a week the Good Old Boys and Girls (GOBAGs) gather and paid homage to each other and remind each other of the good times when we were without cares or worry when our main concern was getting away with things.



I didn't recognized the below man when he walked up. He started shaking hands introducing himself. I edge close to listen in. I finally heard his name: David Clackum. David Clackum!!! As a boy I knew David Clackum very well. He lived next door to my grandmother, aunt, and cousin. We were in the same class from about the 5th or 6th grade through the 8th grade. We had a good meeting bringing up old things and people we both knew. I used to have the paper route for The Atlanta Journal the same place he delivered The Marietta Journal. Things like this is why I love to go to the GOBAG.



It looks like Melvin Denard, Paul Roper, and Marvin Young are laughing at (not with) the photographer again. Notice Paul's knee is wrapped up. Just six days ago he had knee replacement surgery. If he keeps that laughing up he might have a bandage over the other kneecap the next meeting.


Monty Calhoun and Mayor Bill Dunaway chat. Jackie Gaskin looks like he has something to say too.
It was a good meeting. I think about 30 attended. Monty cooked hotdogs with a near-Brandi World Famous Hotdog chili. The food was sinus running spicy as usual. Delicious!

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8 Comments:

Anonymous G said...

I have it all figured out.

I believe Paul PLANNED his surgery around the GOBAG meetings -- he didn't miss a single one!

Eddie, what's with this new word verification thing?

5:13 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Geri,
I changed it to have WORD verfication yesterday. I put off doing it for four years but enough was enough. Chicken-Fat receives about a dozen comments a day on old posts that are really advertisements. Each one starts out saying, "I really enjoy your blog" and in the next sentence it is advertising Viagra or phone-sex or porno movies, you name it. Each time, regardless how old the post is, if someone comments on it I am immediately notified by email. I don't like anybody advertising on my blog... I'm not making a penny off it, so I don't want any one else make anything on it.
The word on word verfication is presented in such a way a computer-read thing would have a hard time comprehending the letters and repeating them. It is time consuming going back to the original post and finding the comment and deleting it. With this program I haven't had any ads.
So, it saves a lot of my time.
Paul still hurts but it hurts less each day and his flexibility improves each day. You are right, he probably planned it.. "the day after the meeting have the operation and it will have 6 whole days to heal..."

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY GUYS, GIMME A BREAK, BUT NOT THE OTHER KNEE. I DO NOT KNOW WHY MELVIN AND MARVIN WERE LAUGHING, BUT I WAS LAUGHING TO KEEP FROM CRYING.THANKS AGAIN, R-O-C-K FOR THE RIDE.HUGS AND KISSES \,
PR

5:53 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Paul,

Give you a break? I like that. Let me find that old ball bat.

Seriously folks, I enjoyed giving you a ride yesterday. And enjoyed the beer.

I hope you and Ivanell have a great Thanksgiving. Don't stuff yourself too much, that is my department.

6:19 AM  
Anonymous G said...

ohhhh, I see! Then that's the reason why people with active blogs do the word verification. Glad you explained, because I assumed it's purpose was to keep out unwanted comments.

Paul, I hope the knee pain is easing up today (wed).

Y'all have a nice Thanksgiving Day!

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a great blog!

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCK, UNDSARPU TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FOLLOWERS. UNDSARPU MEANS FIDDLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER UNTIL YOU GET THE WORD VERICATION DOO-HICKEY TO WORK.THIS IS JUST A TEST TO SEE IF I MEET THE UNLOCK STANDARDS. HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVIN, TELL ANN AND THE BOYS(GENTLEMEN) TO ALSO HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ALSO.
IVANELL AND PAUL

PS UNDSARPU DID NOT WORK. THE MAGICAL WORD IS NOW SOMETHING ELSE.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

PR,
Believe or not, sometimes these magic words to match up is some times like tea leaves with a sense of humor. I have seen words made from random letters that might hint at what the subject is about on the post you are commenting on, or even about you the writer or the something in the news... its a strange mystical world we live in.

2:03 PM  

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