You Grew up in the Country (or City) If…
An old friend of mine named Tag sent me an e-mail that set me to thinking. She has given me permission to show her her story in my book. Tag was a big help to my friend Indie Jenkins when he was down and out, and any friend of Indian’s is a friend of mine.
Tag is a character I know my readers are gonna love. Her real name is Lucille Taggert, but in bluegrass a nickname is a sure sign of acceptance, and her nickname is Tag. It came from Tag along. Bless her heart, when Indie was in trouble she was there for him every step of the way. Indie pretends to be a gruff sort, and he’d never say it, but I think he thinks of her like a little sister, or maybe even a daughter- she is a lot younger than Indie.
If there was ever a modern women, Tag is the one. She’s feminine enough, but you talk about one more tough nosed negotiator. I can’t wait to tell you what all she did for Indie.
In her e-mail, I was struck by how similar her background was to mine. Nowadays, Tag is a business woman. She wears business clothes, carries a briefcase, and is involved in high level negotiations. She has not just succeeded in a man’s world, she’s dang near conquered it.
However, when you look at some of her thoughts about growing up in the country, at one time she was just a barefoot little freckled young’un going down to the swimming hole.
So, I decided this would make a good post. “You know you grew up in the country if….” I hope some of y’all will post some of your own.
I don’t want my city people to feel left out though. So as the mirror image to the headline, if you grew up in the city how ’bout posting on your experience. “You Grew up in the City if…..” That aspect would be more educational for me, ’cause I know very little of city life. As always, I am interested in people and how they came about their unique perspectives.
So, here are Tag’s thoughts. And by the way, she’s gonna visit Indie at the Nursing Home soon. When she does I’ll post about that, too.
Tag and Growing up in the Country
1. Did you have one mom in your pack of friends who made the best
Kool-Aid (because she used a lot of sugar)?
2. If someone asked your favorite flavor of homemade ice cream, did
you really have a favorite? Was the favorite, “any kind”?
3. Was the sign of a good day playing indicated by the number of
dirt rings on your neck & arms?
4. How much did you like “innertubin”?
I liked these, and I ain’t gonna add to ’em for now, but I hope you guys will. And tell me about the city too- can’t leave out my blog pals there.
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