Up On Blocks

I am now a Son of the South. I do not hunt. I do not fish. I do not even play golf. I am an English professor for Pete’s sake which means that I fit a certain stereotype.  I like to read a lot.  I write novels.  I have weird neckties that I sometimes wear.  None of these things qualifies me to consider myself now a bona fide, yet transplanted, Son of the South.

So what does qualify me?  This:  I have an old pickup truck on blocks!  My Lord, I feel so accepted now, after decades of living in Dixie, I have come of age.  It didn’t take a dog fight, moonshine (no comment), or even my own special road kill barbecue recipe.

It was having that truck up on blocks.

I came out one morning and the truck was leaning a tad to port, so took a look and there it was – a flat tire.  I needed to fix it, but the jack I had to use was for our Altima, and it didn’t lift the truck high enough for me to take off the tire.  So, I got a big block of wood and put the jack on top of that and jacked that old pickup higher and higher until I could remove the tire.  then I took the tire in and picked it up two days later and put it back on the truck.

My old pickup was up on the block only a couple of days, but I’m counting it, even though it wasn’t on cinderblocks, or even in the front yard.  Son of the South? That’s me!dsc01884_zps7d37e549_84f986520de2de4f12b0a876c07ed96dcf80ea91

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2 Responses to Up On Blocks

  1. Craig Current says:

    A fine looking vehicle! It deserves first rate blocks and kudzu.Sent from my Veriz

  2. Ann Ellison says:

    Official red neck now.

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