My son and I recently visited a plantation. It was a proper plantation, complete with cotton plants. And there was plenty of cotton still hanging off of them.
My son couldn't resist. He had to pull some off.
"Just a couple, Bubba," I said.
Well, a couple turned into an entire hand full.
I gave him my mommy evil eye. "What are you going to do with all that cotton?" I asked.
He looked at his fist-full of white stuff. "I don't think it's enough to make a shirt. So I think I'll go home and plant it in the backyard. Then we'll have a lot of cotton. Next year I can pick it, and you can make the shirt."
Before I go, I would like to let you know that I'm also over at Erin Fanning's Blog, where she interviewed me. Please stop by to find out what zoo creature I'd be if I could, and what super power I would have if it was possible.
Hi, dear Sherry!ReplyDelete
I was recently very close to where you guys live. Mrs. Shady and I drove across southern Georgia and stayed a few days with relatives in the mountains and hills of east central Alabama. A main highway there leads back across the border to Atlanta. On the way up we went through little towns and saw thousands of cotton balls scattered along the road and on lawns. It looked like a fresh snowfall!
Your post reminds me of the old joke about a Yankee motorist driving through the rural south. He sees a farmer "outstanding in his field."
MOTORIST: How's the cotton pickin'?
FARMER: How's the cotton pickin' WHAT?
Happy Wednesday, dear friend Sherry!
How's the cotton pickin' what? Too funny! Typical southern stuff, though!Delete
Bubba, I don't think that's how it works...ReplyDelete
He has big ideas!Delete
Bubba is funny... and I agree, uh no to making a shirt out of raw cotton... it sounds like you had fun there though xoxReplyDelete
I wouldn't even know where to begin to make a shirt out of cotton.Delete
Sherry, I left a comment on Erin's blog an hour-and-a-half ago. It did not get published and I believe it might have been sorted into her spam folder. I have no way of contacting Erin. If you do would you please contact her and tell her to check her junk and spam bins for my comment? It is very difficult for someone who is not on Facebook or Twitter to leave comments on some of these blogs. I rely on G+ and she does not offer that choice for comments.ReplyDelete
Thank you, dear friend!
I'm sorry your comment did not appear. You always have the best comments! I too, have no way to reach her (aside from direct commenting on her blog). She was part of the World of Ink Tour, and the folks there were responsible for contacting her.Delete
Quite a character, isn't he?Delete
Bubba is so funny! Heading over to Erins...ReplyDelete
You must have a wonderful family life with kids like yours. Make the most of them as they soon grow up to be audlts and fly the nest.ReplyDelete
Great story Sherry.
They do grow up quickly!Delete
Bubba's always willing to give Mama a new job!:)ReplyDelete
Yes. As if Mama isn't busy enough!Delete
lol then you can add anther skill to your resumeReplyDelete
That would be a useful one.Delete
Great management skill he has and how cute.ReplyDelete
He likes to tell people what they should do. ;0)Delete
Now Bubba needs to learn how to spin. Then he could make his own thread/yarn with the stuff.ReplyDelete
Yes. He can do the job, not me!Delete
No more cotton for you, Bubba.ReplyDelete
Him and his big ideas!Delete
When we moved to Alabama, I had never seen cotton before. A school bus picked me up one day and I was just amazed as we drove through the country. It looked like snow. It was absolutely gorgeous.ReplyDelete
It does look like snow!Delete
What a lovely idea. I can just see you weaving that shirt.ReplyDelete
Yes. Sitting at a spinning wheel, just like in the olden days. ;0)Delete
Very sensible. ;-)ReplyDelete
He'll save money making his own shirts.Delete
yes, because momma ain't got a better job to do than comb some cotton..... sweet Bejesus, help us :)ReplyDelete
That's right. Mama ain't got nothin' better to do!Delete
oh Bubba! But how cute!ReplyDelete
Lol your son is a clever one!ReplyDelete
He certainly comes up with some interesting ideas!Delete
Bubba knows what to say to make us really like him, but Mama must be doing a fantastic that helps Bubba to be so expressive.ReplyDelete
I think he got some of my genes for a wild imagination!Delete
I've often wondered if there were still cotton plantations in America, They've outsourced so many things that I just wasn't sure.ReplyDelete
I don't think they are active plantations - just for show.Delete
I'm wondering same thing...there still are cotton plantations?ReplyDelete
They're more like museums. Not ones that actually grow and harvest cotton for mass market.Delete
Ha, how considerate of him to volunteer you to make it. That's awesome.ReplyDelete
He's always thinking of things for me to do.Delete
I can't wait to see the shirt next year. :) Have a lovely week.ReplyDelete
It's going to be a real masterpiece for sure!Delete
You have to give him an A for imagination!ReplyDelete
I'd give him an A+!Delete
Get him busy building a spinning wheel!ReplyDelete
Now there's a good idea!Delete