Sep 24, 2009, 9:31 AM
Post #10 of 14
Totally off topic, but I surely wish that Miss Durrance, my R.E. Lee High School (Jax Florida, circa 1958) English teacher was alive to diagram your original post. I bet she would ultimately conclude that it was, amazingly, grammatically correct.
Thank you Belgique and the only reason I respond to that post is that it reminds me of another story. My motherīs family was a bit eccentric as are many educated southerners of all races but they loved the English language and that was most important to them. I never liked my aunt Barbara who grew up in my small Alabama town but then moved to Wilmington, NC and became a successful librarian. She always thought my mother (and her sister) was lax in the raising of her children and never cared for me for some reason which I now fathom better than I did then but the main thing I remember about her is that when I was visiting their family beach house in Wrightsville Beach outside of Wilmington, she decided that I should have a bowel movement everyday at about 9:00AM and when that didnīt happen she decided that the siolution was an anal suppository which she then utilized and I never forgot that unpleasant experience although, to be honest about it, if that had happened a few years later I might now still love her memory dearly. Anyway, she never liked me as I said a moment ago but I also did not like her so thatīs a wash but shortly before she died she endeared herself to me by telling me, "Well, Dawg, you are a useless reprobate but you use the language well."
There could have been no better compliment from this person who was one cold fish. Itīs fascinating is it not, that we hold compliments from those we detest most dear. I donīt understand this phenomenon but somehow I feel Ms. Durrance and my aunt are kindred souls. And, by the way, I love that name of R.E. Lee High School. Classic.
I will resubmit my review of the General Lee Restaurant (the same R.E. Lee by the way) later with more detail but with brevity as a goal.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Sep 24, 2009, 9:33 AM)