Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gussy's Spud Chucker

Granny had some leftover spuds from her chipmunk casserole so she gave 'em to Gussy to play with.
We can't afford store-bought toys. We're like them Waltons on Christmas, where Elizabeth gets the doll with the smashed-in face and it scars her for life. Only we don't live near no mountain – we live next to the kind of river you saw in Deliverance, that movie where Burt Reynolds was a real stud-muffin and the pudgy guy in dirty underwear had to squeal like a pig. When our friends from the city come to visit they hum Duelin' Banjos under their breath. They think it don't hurt our feelings and they're right, it don't. It's like the national anthem around our house.
Anyway, toys are scarce but every once in a while Gussy gets some rotten potatoes for his spud chucker.
That there is cause for big excitement. Gussy puts on his hand-me-down coat that's five sizes too big for him and Dave and him mosey on down to the river with a can of ether. You wouldn't believe how far those potatoes go! Whatever you do, don't stand in front of the chucker cause if you do, it'll be more than the potato that loses an eye
We're real proud of our son. He built his spud chucker all by himself from instructions on the world wide web. He only lost half an eyeball and his right toe in the process, which is pretty good. Dave's a little cranky about the loss of his left nut, but Dave is a little over-protective of his tools. Don't tell him I said that.
Tomorrow is Dave's birthday. If he's lucky, he'll get some spuds for a present so him and Gussy can go out and play some more. Dave likes the chucker as much as our son. He's shot potatoes and little squash and all kinds of fruit and vegetables. Who knows, maybe I'll even get him a cantaloupe for his big day. He's been going around mumbling something about never getting to play with melons anymore, now's we're married.
Men, eh?


  1. Them's words you rite in this heer story are real funny there Cathy!!

  2. EPIC!!!Awsome spud Chucker Angus. I can't wait to see that baby in action.

  3. mmmmmmmm chipmunk casserole...We need video!

  4. Har! That was hilarious. Now I'll have the theme for 'Deliverance' stuck in my head all day. You'll have to post a vid showing how this works. I've never seen one before.

    Oh...sorry to hear about Dave's tools. Hope it doesn't impede his dealings with the melons.

  5. Yep. I'll be thinking about Deliverance all day too. That's some funny story, and the pic is great too. Epic, even. :)

  6. Love, love, love the hat Gus is wearing. It would match my entire wardrobe. Love the scud missle too. I have a red squirrel that needs to be in it's line of fire.
    Happy Birthday Bootcamp!!!!

  7. I think you've married a man with a winning sense of humor, Cathy. ;)

  8. Your mode of telling the whole thing in this piece of writing
    is actually good, all be able to easily be aware of it, Thanks a lot.

    my web blog: ford ranger


How's it going, eh? It's SO good to hear from you. Tell me every darn thing...