Monday, May 3, 2010
Dueling Dimwits! ...
As you well may know, Lamar Beefeater and Luther DooLittle were lifelong friends ... as with all such relationships there are those times when mild spats and disagreements do occur ... such was the case for a stretch of several days during one particular summer ... Lamar and Luther had been at each others' throats over first one thing then another and threatening to fight at the drop of a hat ... their behavior was so bad and annoying that folks around those parts had begun to take notice.
One day the boys had gone over to the General Store to pick up a tin of Days Work snuff for Grandma DooLittle, and as usual they broke out in a boisterous argument which appeared to be coming to a head ... now the worst thing about it was that Lamar Beefeater didn't even have a dog in this fight, literally ... the argument was over who had the best coonhound ... Luther DooLittle firmly insisted that his Redbone hound "Leon" was the best coondog east of the Mississippi River, while Lamar Beefeater adamantly declared that Grandpa DooLittle's Bluetick coonhound named "Blue" was the better hunter by far, on both sides of "Ojibwe" ... Luther claimed that Leon was so good that he knew before hand which tree a coon was likely to climb when being pursued, so the old Redbone would casually stroll to that tree and patiently await the coon's arrival ... not to be outdone, Lamar made the asseveration that Blue was such a relentless tracker that all the coons in the woods realized that they didn't have a chance of escaping once the big Bluetick got on their scent, so Grandpa DooLittle would simply station the majestic hound on top of his pickup and coons would walk right up and jump into the truck bed and surrender ... and on and on it went.
Posted by sja at 7:21 PM