Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Happy Pappy Gang
Mid November was time of the year for farmers who grew tobacco in Laurel Co. Kentucky, to take their crops to market.
Dad always tried to get his tobacco ready for the market as soon as possible, so he could get a job working at the warehouse.
The work was seasonal and only lasted until the farmers got their crops to market.
Working at the warehouse involved receiving the tobacco from the farmers, and shipping it out to the tobacco company's that bought it.
One year dad got me on with him, and that turned out to be quite an experience.
Some of dads friends were working there also, in fact we pooled together with them riding to work.
There was... Bill Cheek... Willie Mullins... Chig Wagers... Clyde Brown...myself and Dad... riding in one car.
There didn't seem to be any end to the fun we all had riding together, and working together Chig called our bunch "The Happy Pappy Gang."
And you would have had to work with them to understand why.
Willie found out Dad was super ticklish under his arms, and that got a whole new thing going, in fact it was the main theme of the day.
After Willie the rest picked up on it, what they liked most about tickling dad under the arms, was that when they did it, dad would sling his arms around and hit who ever was standing near him.
After finding that out, they always made sure someone was standing by dad when they did it.
It was comical to watch the Happy pappy gang at work, it about ruined poor dad though, he tried to stay away from them as much as he could and work with others he didn't know that well.
But at the end of the day when it was time to go home, they were all still good buddies .
Dads ribs are probably still sore today, after working with "The Happy Pappy Gang."
Until Next Time. God Bless.
My Meditations by, Coleman