The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2054567
Posted By: Rapparee
17-May-07 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, Amos ol' buddy, I grew up in Mark Twain Country. Yessir, me an' Sam Clemens go back a long, long way. I remember one time I showed Sam how to make money by not whitewashin' a fence. 'Nother time I showed him some tricks about steamboat navigatin'. But mostly we'd drink beer and tell each other tales. I told him one about a guy who loaded up a frog with lead shot; Sam used that in one of the things he wrote, if I 'member aright. Then there was the time that Same and three or four of the girls from "Rosie's" were "picnicin'" on Long Island and the boat "James K. Fletcher" pulled a bit too close to shore. The boat was carryin' a load of Methodist preachers and their congrygations on an excursion up to Keokuk and when they got an eyeful of Sam and girls cavortin' and skinny dippin' them tight-laced ladies and gents like to took the williwaws! Well, at least the ladies did. The gents were cheerin' Sam on and the preachers were takin' notes for their next Sunday's sermons, they said.
Hard ta make a hero outa a good friend like Sam.