Q for Queen here for AtoZ today. Glad you stopped in on this awesome blog hop. Here at Tongue In Cheek I'm taking a walk down memory lane by revisiting some of the crazier adventures that have happen over here. We're currently ensconced in my reign as the county 'Possum Queen. So enjoy these two posts detailing the goings ons in my trailerhood.
Derelict 'Possum Queen
I've been very derelict in my 'Possum Queen duties as of late. So I figured I'd give you a special behind the scenes glimpse of the pageant.
There were many qualified contestants. Vera, for instance. She was some tough competition.
Here was one of our distinguished judges.
The talent competition was fierce. Between the hog calling and tying, the bologna frying and the goat yodeling, it definitely wasn't a cake walk. In the end, Berthalynn and her toilet seat/horseshoe throwing skills took it. Don't be confused by the mustache, folks. She's a sweet gal and a helluva kisser.
I was honored to receive the coveted crown from last year's 'Possum Queen, Pattikins Parker.
My lawn bowling experience and familiarity with pink flamingos pushed me over the top, though. As stated before, it didn't hurt that I had all my own teeth. It was a bit of a struggle to get the crown to stay on along with my pointy hat, but I think the over all effect was rather enticing.
Since I'm supposed to talk more about the merits of 'possum meat, I'll save the pictures of the bathing suit competition for a later date.
With Groundhog Day here and taking all the glory right now, the Eatin' 'Possum Council would like me, their current County 'Possum Queen, to say a few words about the varied possum-bilites of the edible possum - "The Third White Meat, Sorta".
There's broiled 'possum and grilled 'possum and don't forget canned creamed 'possum on toast, affectionately referred to as CRaP on a shingle. There's also fried bologna and possum casserole - heavy on the mayo- with potato chip crust.
So in your Super Bowl and Ground Hog Day festivities, don't forget to have some 'possum lying round the table for the party! I'm sure your guests will thank you.
Diversified 'Possum Uses
As the county's reigning 'Possum Queen for the Pot Bellied Processed 'Possum Products Company (tm), it was pointed out to me in the fine print of my contract that I should be endorsing, not only the company's fine product line of canned 'possum delights, but doing my "darned-tootinest" to further the best image of 'possum and 'possum related products.
So to that end, I offer my 'possummy endorsement of the following 'possum products and organization.
First and foremost, there's The Opossum Society of the United States. Though they focus more on keeping opossums alive instead of ingesting them.
You can also show your support by wearing your opossum on your sleeve, or wherever else you may want to.
Girls, let the world (or at least your trailer park) know of your 'possum pride. Announce your love of all things 'possum across your chest.
Guys, let the neighbors know just what you're grilling on the back porch.
Don't forget the special sauce!
For that touch of class, gents, you can always import your possum for that distinguished look to let your redneck town know you're a cut above the rest.
And ladies, for the ever discerning gal who endeavors to be her trailer park's trend setter, may I suggest 'possum nipple warmers? You'll be the envy of your trailerhood.
I know not much can follow that major statement of female 'possum fashion, but not to be outdone, men, you can even get a 'Possum Fur Willie Warmer. Apparently in several different sizes and colors.
So there you have it, folks. Your very own picture pile of 'possummy products. Let me know which are your favorites! I just can't decide.
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