Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Booger Loves Sissy
I want our resident expert on the anthropology of emotions to explain this expression of Love as anything but Mystery and Truth.
Satartia, Mississippi is a collection of houses around a cotton gin in the Delta. There's a couple of churches and a Grocery...
(These are the places that The Shed with it's Christmas lights and license plates is trying to emulate. You can buy some staples and honeybuns, bait, and cokecolas in these places but, they're more like social halls. They serve meals and coffee...local musicians will play outside or in if there's a dance floor...pool tables, etc. .)
The place is owned by a woman that seemed perfectly sane but run by two young women who are crazy as outhouse rats (they insisted that they were Booger and Sissy)...I barely got out of that place without a mark.
It was one of the funnest calls I've been on in a long time.
Before you get to Satartia, comin' from Jackson, you gotta pass by Bentonia...
Home of the Blue Front Cafe and Skip James...
I wish I'd gotten a picture of the two convicts being hauled up to the top of a flag pole to change light bulbs...in the bucket of an excavator.
I spent the rest of the day gettin' further into The Delta...
Holly Bluff, Delta Grocery...where the owner has a cast iron cross from a Confederate grave that must be almost 150 years old. It was surrounded by rattlers that had been taken off snakes he'd killed.
A Grocery in Mayerville with a shag Budweiser rug nailed to wall over the dance floor.
Glen Allen on Lake Washington...where things are slow goin'.
My last stop was in Leland. It's home to it's share of Blues players but, it's also the birthplace of...
Time to start day two...Greenwood, Ita Bena, Morehead, Indianola, etc.
The Title has been fixed...as ISBW keenly observed "who calls themselves bogger?" :)
At first I thought it was a typo...but I did it twice.