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kathy hayden
October 30, 2014 at 1:58 am
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You always make me feel like I am right there with you, thru every moment of it…..even got the taste and smell of Mt. Dew and pork rinds lingering in my mouth. Another…as always…great one. Keep on keeping on!!! Always look forward to the next blog. My dear, talented friend. XOXO 🙂 <3



chromedust
October 30, 2014 at 2:26 am
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Kathy,

You were probably there with at one time or another… I loved putting pressure on my friends to watch those old movies…
xooxoxo



Rea Kersey
October 30, 2014 at 2:43 am
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Love, love, LOVE this, Eddie! I did the same thing at my Grandma’s. Different shows and different snacks, but the same feeling. Thanks!



    chromedust
    October 30, 2014 at 2:57 am
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    Rea,

    That makes me smile!!! There was nothing better than escaping in those movies at our grandparents. Pork rinds (MERCY)
    Thank you for your support and voice for Farm Stories!!!

Sheli Cockerham Dillon
October 30, 2014 at 3:00 am
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Another great story Eddie. I too was right there with you watching the scary scene.
It wasn’t that exciting at my papaws…Lawrence Welk and Hee Haw on his tv. lol!
One of my favorite memories of going to grandpa’s was trying to sneak a Brach’s chocolate star out of his crystal candy dish without mom hearing the ting of the lid. I always got caught and grandpa would always tell her to let us have it. (I know he bought them just for us). Also, I’ll never forget the smell of Jergen’s hand lotion. Gladys (grandpa’s 3rd wife) always had a pump bottle sitting on the counter and of course, our hands were always dry ;). So many wonderful memories.



chromedust
October 30, 2014 at 3:20 am
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Sheli,

Hee Haw was a favorite at Papaw’s as well!!! Love the candy dish caper. I remember one could almost get that lid off and then as you reached in “TING” Funny stuff!!!
Thanks for reading and sharing your wonderful memories!!!! xoxo



Kat Cockerham
October 30, 2014 at 3:43 am
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Frankenstein, Cat People, The Body Snatcher…so many of the great old black and white movies! Back when acting was acting and didn’t rely on special effects to carry the show. You’ve written a chapter that lots of us can identify with and relive our own fond memories.. Please, give us more! <3



    chromedust
    October 30, 2014 at 4:56 am
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    kat,

    Love all the movies you named. Timeless. The lighting, sets, costumes and the acting. Who would have guessed the direction movies would go.
    Thanks for reading and your wonderful feedback!!! xoxo

Jenny Burns
October 30, 2014 at 5:03 am
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So glad I can “watch” scary movies through your eyes so I do not ever EVER need to, have to watch them myself!! love it, as always!



    chromedust
    October 30, 2014 at 5:09 am
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    LJB,

    I always forgot these movies were supposed to be scary as they were so beautiful. The way they were filmed. Lighting and the costumes. The creatures always seemed like they were from the island of misfits.
    Thank you for reading and your wonderful feedback….

Jenny Burns
October 30, 2014 at 6:22 am
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re: the island of misfits…I almost think I could watch the old movies with you! wow, that was a wonderful ”word picture” for me!



    chromedust
    October 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm
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    LJB,
    That’s a date, when your ready!!!
    xoxox

Terenda Wyant
October 30, 2014 at 7:09 am
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You can tell we grew up in the same time and area. Love the old horror movies, pork rinds and Mt Dew! I just Dvr’d a bunch of the old ones last night. Loved the story!



chromedust
October 30, 2014 at 2:16 pm
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Terenda,

Just like before, it’s yesterday once more!!! Loved the sweet with the salty. I miss my Papaw and more than anything the story made me think of him. Enjoy the movies. Sounds so cliché but they truly just don’t make them the way they used too.
Thank you for reading, supporting and adding your voice to Farm Stories!!! Means so much to me!!!



AngieatEatHere
November 3, 2014 at 12:45 am
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It’s wonderful to see your real live friends, recollecting some of this with you because they were there in person when you were children, or because they share the memories with you. And though our connection is less direct, I feel no less vividly the shifting of the shadows, the attenuated light, the flicker of the screen…and more hilariously, the crackle of the bag of pork rinds and the fizzing of the Mountain Dew. Your writing is so evocative, Eddie, both of the common recollections shared by some of us Of a Certain Age, but it’s more than that. It’s your voice, the voice of the storyteller finding and becoming the voice of the writer. Many of us are one or the other, but not both. xo



chromedust
November 3, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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Angie- It’s been so wonderful having so many connect and respond to these little stories. My mom tells me when I was a little boy telling stories about anything, the amount of detail was entertaining though sometimes exhausting. Ha! I don’t think they quite knew what to make of it.
Thank you again for a beautiful response and support…

xoxo



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