Monday, June 30, 2008

Redneck Tree Swing


Note the chic nylon suspension ropes and the Tiki torch for ambiance! Gotta love this decorating style.


Town doesn't matter. State doesn't matter. Region of country doesn't matter. Just pick any backwater Hicksville then drive oh, about 30 miles any direction, turn onto a gravel road follow until it turns into a dirt road, through the muddy bottoms, round the curve and there you'll have it. Or have this, I mean.

Every family has the relative who would or who has displayed something totally ridiculous in their front yard. I'm not referring to a pink flamingo (unless they put a whole flock in their yard.) No, this is a serious infraction (known in the country as an eye-sore) of decorating sense. Being from Texas and sporting our share of small towns, I've witnessed washers and dryers in the yard -- no, not hooked up to electric -- just in the yard, sometimes straight up, sometimes on their sides, and once upside down; decapitated campers; collapsed tents; RVs with flat tires; RVs with no tires; just the tires and no vehicle; rocking chairs; dining room tables; old suitcases; and bird baths of every description even one that looked like old boots.

So for those of us who have the relative that we're certain was abducted by aliens then returned for reasons everyone in the family can understand . . . know that you don't stand alone. The Redneck Tree Swing is all the evidence you need that there's a passel of hillbillies anywhere you go in the country.

7 comments:

L.A. Mitchell said...

You have been playing. The ribbons look great! The Cutest Blog on the Block has some awesome designs. Yours is perfect for your Texas-themed space.

I have one of those relatives, too. She's too old to pulley up a sofa in her front yard, but she thinks nothing of warming up her food in her armpit. (This is not on my side, BTW) :O

Marilyn Brant said...

Love the stars/ribbons addition to your blog...and that swing was hilarious! :)

Jen FitzGerald said...

Love the new look, Sandra.

Jen

Sue L said...

Love the swing! I gotta get me one-a those! ;)

Pam said...

Ditto to the new site snaps--extremely cute!

And having been raised in Western Montana, I think I've seen the northern relatives of your Texas hillbillies!

Sandra Ferguson said...

OMG, those hillbillies are so everywhere. But you do have to admit, they are a fun bunch and really know how to use and re-use simply everything.

Sherry Davis said...

Hey, I have a few of those in my family. Truly, they're the sweetest people on the planet :)

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