Sitting in Grandpa’s Chair is a Serious Offense

10 Comments on Sitting in Grandpa’s Chair is a Serious Offense

  1. Plot twist: Granddaddy’s been dead for years, but his mummified corpse still lays claim to his chair. Best not be caught sitting in that spot after midnight, if you know what’s good for you.

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  2. Grandpa had one of those chairs. My 3 year-old brother was caught in it and Grandpa and our uncle made a production of rousting him from the chair and hanging him up on a wall hook by his belt.

    My brother is in his 60s now, but fondly remembers that.

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  3. Celebrate southern stuff Y’All.
    Dump a pack of salted peanuts in
    your coke and get back to me.

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  4. Ahem, coming from a long time southerner, it’s a pack of Tom’s Peanuts and a 16 oz RC cocola.
    In the South. home of Coke, all soft drinks are a ‘coke’.
    SB: You want a coke dear?
    Yank: Yes please.
    SB: What kind sweetie?
    Yank: ???

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  5. @OpenTheDoor: In my particular part of the Southwest, all soft drinks are/were a
    “soda water”.

    Q.: What kind of soda water would you like?
    A.: A Triple X (root beer), if you got it. If not, an Aruh-cee Cola.
    And a moon pie.

    @MJA: You pour the Tom’s Peanuts into the RC bottle (carefully, because the cola will tend to fizz up). Then you sip the RC through the salty peanuts. When most of the liquid is gone you eat the soggy but still crunchy peanuts directly out of the bottle. At least that’s the way we did it when I was a kid.

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  6. @Corona: They didn’t have that fancy made-up Danish-sounding name ice cream when I was a kid, and if even they had we wouldn’t have been able to afford it. Total cost of an RC and Tom’s was ten cents, which could be raised by collecting soda water bottles for the deposit
    (at 2 cents a pop).

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