Slim Randles is here again as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. As you read this piece, keep in mind that Windy Wilson likes to fracture words and often makes up his own. Keeps life interesting around the Mule Barn Truck Stop and local environs.
Even though this is the day after the Fourth of July, we can give Slim and Windy a little creative latitude – and longitude. Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
BTW, this will be the last post for a while as I am going to have more company next week and then my drama camp runs for two weeks. This is a good time to take a break from the blog. Play nicely among yourselves until I am back and don’t forget to go snag a copy of One Perfect Love, the sequel to One Small Victory. The book will be free thru July 8th. In return, I ask that you leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. Those reviews help authors more than you might realize.
Grab a piece of cherry pie we had left over from my birthday bash yesterday and enjoy….
Windy Wilson was on the prowl, this beautiful Independence Day morning, searching the neighborhood for something to do for others. He decided to let his weekly day helping others come on the Fourth this week, because he was feeling very American.
Let’s see … he thought … I can circumlocute over to Mrs. Hennessey’s and see if her flower garden needs weeding. She’s got very close veins and the sugar diabeets, and getting around ain’t easy.
He headed in that direction when he came across two friends of his arguing over politics. They were standing there in the shade of an elm tree and trying seriously to tear down each other’s theory on how the world, the United States, the state government and the local school board should be operated. Windy stopped and listened to them. Each would look at Windy as each point was made only to see the usually garrulous Alphonse Wilson smile benignly and nod in response.
Pretty soon, the two combatants figured out that Windy was nodding to statements on totally opposite sides of the argument. They stopped and looked at him.
“How do you stand on this, Windy?” one asked.
“I stand as an American citizen,” he said, “on this recompensation of our Independence Day, knowing that our foundling fathers would want it this way. Yes, since this is a special day for all Americans, I am recumbent in the factotum that it is your very basic right to be wrong.”
“Which one? Which one of us is wrong, Windy?”
He grinned. “Well … you both are.”
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Slim Randles writes a nationally syndicated column, “Home Country” that is featured in 380 newspapers across the country. He is also the author of a number of books including Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing. That title, and others, are published by LPD Press. If you enjoy his columns here, you might want to check out the book Home Country. It features some of the best of the columns he has shared with us here.