Helloooooo AtoZers! I'm so glad I signed up for the AtoZ challenge, brain child of Arlee Bird. I hope you've been enjoying all the cool cats that have joined in on the fun. There's a list to the right in my sidebar of all the participants. Just click on the badge to check them out.
I'm deep in the middle of all my environmental field day planning and manufacturing. (315 elementary kids, 43 parent volunteers, 14 science stations, 2 days, 1 outdoor state park. And a committee of ONE. That would be me. I'm tearing my hair out at the moment.) So please forgive me for not visiting and responding right now. I will be getting back to all of you and following you all if I can (I don't have a wordpress or facebook page, so those are tougher for me to figure out how to follow, but I'll be over to comment in the near future.) I'm sooo thankful for the comments from you guys. I swear that's the only thing keeping me going at the moment.
Anywaaayyy...here at Tongue In Cheek, my AtoZ theme is past zaniness from the years I've been blogging. So today we have a post from 2010. In that year, I began my reign as the county's 'Possum Queen. Here are my first statements as Trailer Trash Royalty.
As The New Reigning 'Possum Queen . . .
I would like to make my first official comments to the world. First
of all, I'd like to thank the community who attended the Moonshine and
Fried Possum Carnival for all your heartfelt, yet odoriferous votes. As I
stood on the Pot Bellied 'Possum stage with the other contestants,
waiting for last year's queen to place her hand above my head so you all
could belch your approval, tears gathered in the corners of my eyes. To
be the recipient of the loudest belches from the crowd and thereby
earning the crown was an experience I will never forget.
to have the Pot Bellied Pooh Bah in his possum fur covered fez lead you
all in the 'Possum Salute as I took my first walk wearing the Possum
crown across the dais, well, there just aren't words. The silent mock
death salute with raised hands curled, eyes rolled back and tongues
hanging in the breeze- it's just too much to take.
the crown! The taxidermist that created it with the mama possum saluting
at the front and all her babies doing the salute perched on her back as
they peek around her? It's just breath taking. And I've never seen
rhinestones used in such a unique way before. I'll wear it to all my Pot
Bellied 'Possum functions knowing that every 'Possum Queen before me
wore it with pride.
Now for the naysayers out there.
You know who you are (Berthalynn and Elmeretta). I did not win because I
was the only contestant with all her teeth. I'll have you know that I
also shave my armpits and have mastered the mysteries of the bathtub. So
As for my duties as this year's reigning
'Possum Queen. I swore the oath to do my darned tootin-est to represent
the entire line of canned Pot Bellied Processed 'Possum Products to the
best of my ability. From Creamed 'Possum to 'Possum Roadkill Stew. From
hash to grits and all affiliated gravies and desserts in between. I will
do it with possum pride in my heart. Thank you for voting me your new
'Possum Queen. I salute you!
Nick Wilford, Black and White
3 hours ago