The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3083625
Posted By: Rapparee
27-Jan-11 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
MOM would never have any truck with them hoity-toity types of "nobles" or royalty. MOM is a freedom-loving American! She taught me the epitaph President James Madison's father (which the family changed out of embarrassment):

First fruits and tithes are odious things
And so are bishops, priests, and kings.

MOM made me promise never to bow when I meet royalty, but to stick out my hand like and American and say, "Howdy, King (or Queen)! How y'all? How's your momma an' all them doin'?"