We've had another busy week here in "Nash"ville: school and kids and dogs and mud and husbands and airports and "Fiddler on the Roof"(highschool-style) and papier mache and deadlines and watching 9 minutes of Susan Boyle at least 2 million times. Whew, I've barely had time to breathe!
But I did manage to do a little blog-patrol recently and this post by Pam reminded me of my days living in Tennessee. One of my favorite places to
drive through visit there is called Bucksnort. (Unless one blinks and misses it!) No joke, Bucksnort! I'd love to live in Bucksnort, TN--wouldn't that be a hoot on your mail! Another favorite town from "my old stompin' ground" is called Bell Buckle, Tennessee. It sounds like a city from a 60's sitcom. I've also been to Paris (there's no Eiffel tower in this one), Pigeon Forge (appropriately named -- eeeew), LaVergne (there's no city named "Shirley" anywhere nearby), Eagleville (a place to soar), Mt. Juliet (never saw Romeo while I was there, not even once.) And once in highschool we got lost on a roadtrip to a football game -- our caravan ended up in a town called South Pittsburg! Thankfully, we weren't that lost--it's also a town in Tennessee. As is Cleveland, Charleston, Athens, Dayton, Monterrey, Sparta, Troy, Carthage, and Lebanon. You can be a world traveler and never even leave the state!
And there are other fun places I've visited in Tennessee as well. I like Cookeville and Crossville and sweet, sweet little Maryville. Other names are more unique. As if living in this world isn't hard enough, imagine growing up in a town called Defeated--it's where my grandfather was born. Oh, the humiliation the local Little League team must suffer! And then there's Hohenwald, Tennessee. If you say it quickly, it sounds like, "Hole-in-the-wall."
Not that Tennessee has a lock on interesting names. Here in Georgia, we also have some doozies. Apparently many of the founding fathers had food on the brain--there's Coffee County, Bacon County, Baker County, Cook County, and Bibb County. We have places with low self-esteem like Butts County (no comment---they've probably heard it all) as well as Quitman County.
Georgia is the location of towns such as Po Biddy Crossroads, Jay Bird Springs (I'm guessing that clothes may be an option here), Trickum Hills (not to be confused with "Treatum Hills"), Flea Hills (pass the itch meds), and even one called Destitute Acres, Georgia, which is probably the next stop on the train from Defeated, Tennessee or Quitman County, Georgia.