Thursday, May 29, 2008


We still believe in segregation, as seen in these two photos: The Dragons on one end of the porch and The Knights on the other end.
On the Dragon end there is loud, almost irritating (almost because we’re accustom to it) cackling. Most would call this “hen cackling”, but we Knights call it “Dragon Cackling!” You can get just a taste of it in the attached YouTube posted video clip by the same name!
From left to right are Neena, Charlotte, Judy, Terri, and Linda trying to out talk and laugh each other. Since the dialect is in East Tennessean, I’ll try to interpret for you.

Neena is recalling a man named “Shorty” from their old neighborhood, so called because his legs were short. Judy says, “All three of’em was short!” Neena says, “He finally married a woman named Petunia.” To which Linda corrects, “Zinnia!”
None of it meant anything to us either, but to them the people in the stories and their own comments and inflections are just too funny! I have to admit that it makes us happy to see them this way. They are very close and love each other very much, although from the cuts and sarcastic remarks an outsider could never tell!
Us Knights just rolled our eyes, take another drag off our cigars, and chase it with another shot of tequila! Tequila makes everything seem and sound so much better!
The fun continues down the highway home, as you can see from this photo of Steve taking our photo as we are coming to a stop at a country intersection! He is shooting over the top of his convertible Mustang, while I’m standing up through the sunroof!
It’s always a good time when the Knights and Dragons play!


Drowsey Monkey said...

OMG - y'all sound like so much fun. I listened to the video first without reading the interpretation ... on purpose to see if I could understand anything .... LOL NO! This Canadian didn't have a clue, and it took me 3 times even after I knew what they were saying to understand. HA! Their laughter sure is infectious tho!!! Too funny!!!!

BRUNO said...

Hell, if I ever had 5 or more people on MY porch at the same time, it either means there's BEEN a fight, or is about TO BE one...!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Yea, I needed a translation too, but once you sent it it was obvious what they said. Still not clear if the Petunia/Zennia thing was another inside joke or not. It's like there needs to be one of those sign language interpreters at the bottom of the screen for the hearing impaired. Hilarious, and always great to see you guys having a huge time and loving life. Inspiring, to say the least.

服從到只一 A.K.A: Sugar Cat said...

Mushy... sounds like great fun to me! I'm so glad that you shared that clip with us! These days... I try not to laugh, but I have to keep reminding myself even in the midst of pain, that laughter is the best medicine! Even though those stories that the dragons are sharing don't have meaning to me or anyone else, they are the best ones to be a part of.

So glad you dropped by to visit.

I'm hanging in there... I don't have as much energy today to blog or browse for too long, but I had to make it by here before closing out my browser!

Jerry said...

Sounds like y'all are having a great time. I could use a belly laugh like that. Take care!

J said...

I think it's so cool how you guys all get together like that! It looks like you have a ton of fun.

Lin said...

"Dragon cackle" ... love it. It IS so very cool to see sis's get along like that.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

LOVE IT! But next time let's hear what the Knights are talking about! :)