It’s not often that you encounter strangers that just give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside. You know, the ones that make you just want to say, “Now dem is some nahce folk!”
I mentioned in my Autumn Walk post, that on our recent trip up north, we met an old gentleman who was taking his elderly Auntie up the mountain to see three states. She had never seen the view before and never had the opportunity to travel. Just simple folk….from the area.
As we were making the trek up to the observation point, the kids leading the way, I heard a sweet old voice say, “Are you girls lost?” (I laughed to myself, since one of those “girls” was most definitely NOT a “girl” and looks NOTHING like a “girl”.)
When they got to where we were, they stopped to chat “fer a spell”, as if we were long lost friends! I knew I would like her, just from her smile. She said, “I bet you lahk to clamb the heel, don’t shu? I lahk to clamb the heel! Does he lahk the clamb the heel?” Then she told us a story about when she was a little girl and she’d climb up on the roof of the barn and throw sticks down on the tobacco!
After several minutes of wonderful stories and conversation, I remembered that the cellphone I held in my hand had a voice memo app! I quickly fumbled for the record button, with no malicious intent! I just wanted to record these great stories about days gone by. We listened to it several times during the day and it made us smile.
Now…sit a spell and take a listen:
“…an we cried til we lahk to die!” Now, doesn’t that just make you smile! 🙂
Simple Folk. Simple Gift.
#1 by Marty on December 5, 2010 - 9:27 am
I hear older people around here that talk that way. =)
I even pronounce a few words like she does. I don’t know how to post a recording, tho! =)