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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/08 12:51:01 (permalink)
Those darn deadlines . They sure do interfere with the important things in life.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/08 12:52:19 (permalink)
WHEW! I was scared there for awhile! Glad to know that you were not absconded by some defunct revengeful fowl!
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/08 18:21:27 (permalink)
out for some serious editing.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/08 22:46:03 (permalink)
Mayhaw Man; All Y'all,
It has been worth every minute of the time I've spent here up to now to get to read this saga. M. M., if you could pad it a whet more, you might could sell it as a short story. After all, Howard Waldrop did just that with his R. A. Lafferty-esque shaggy dog tale entitled "The Ugly Chickens."
Laughing Deeply Inside (But Right Now I'd Rather Be Drinking A Dixie Blackened Voodoo On Draught At The House Of Blues On Decatur Street In New Orleans), Ort. Carlton in 531-Mile-Removed Athens, Georgia.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/09 11:41:35 (permalink)
It was worth the wait............what a great story. And yes, if you've never been to NO in the summer, you have no idea how brutal it can be. I can just imagine.........the turkey, the oil, the heat, the uncooked turkey. What a hoot!
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/09 13:33:22 (permalink)
I agree ! Great story .... great fun to read !!
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/09 14:04:08 (permalink)
Great story! I'm really glad no one was burned -- that part was SCARY.

I guess I mean severely burned.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/09 14:19:11 (permalink)
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Great story! I'm really glad no one was burned -- that part was SCARY.

I guess I mean severely burned.


You are correct in your assumption that there was no external scarring, although I have not fried barefoot since. So I learned a valuable lesson.

The internal scarring, however, is something I carry to this day
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/09 15:22:33 (permalink)
great story Mayhaw. You are good in the tellin, as my granny would say.

I think you and my husband have some of the same "friends". Their escapades usually involve wild game and wild turkey out in the "Man City" they construct for themselves on our place during dove season.

Your description of our summers was perfect! It is always a cruel joke when it gets all grey and cloudy and rainy, then you step outside and melt down.

We had three days of fall here last week, but now it's summer again.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/09 18:43:08 (permalink)
Mayhaw, I just read the Turkey Tale for the third time and I swear.........it just keeps getting funnier and funnier. Thanks for the laughs!!!!
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/10 03:41:08 (permalink)
Well I feel fortunate that I didn't have to wait a day or three to read the whole story. Thanks MM for a wonderful tale! Sometimes it pays to miss a few days here, but not very often.

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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 13:47:53 (permalink)
Great story, MM! I bought Mr. Jennie a turkey fryer for Christmas a couple of years ago, but we really only bought it for the propane burner and the huge pot. He's used it for brewing and for heating water at medieval events for showering and dishwashing. But the dunking assembly (metal basket and hanger and whatnot) are still in the plastic bag! Maybe he'll be inspired to use it upon reading this.
Thanks!
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 14:14:37 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Jennie

Great story, MM! I bought Mr. Jennie a turkey fryer for Christmas a couple of years ago, but we really only bought it for the propane burner and the huge pot. He's used it for brewing and for heating water at medieval events for showering and dishwashing. But the dunking assembly (metal basket and hanger and whatnot) are still in the plastic bag! Maybe he'll be inspired to use it upon reading this.
Thanks!
Jennie


Shame on Mr. Jennie. Shame, shame, shame . If I lived nearby, I'd come right over and borrow it.

Mayhaw Man - I took longer to get around to reading your story than you took to post it, but thanks for a great tale.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 14:26:25 (permalink)
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great story Mayhaw. You are good in the tellin, as my granny would say.

I think you and my husband have some of the same "friends". Their escapades usually involve wild game and wild turkey out in the "Man City" they construct for themselves on our place during dove season.

Your description of our summers was perfect! It is always a cruel joke when it gets all grey and cloudy and rainy, then you step outside and melt down.

We had three days of fall here last week, but now it's summer again.


Speaking of "Man City", I direct you to give a listen to Cory Morrow's "West Texas Holiday". A fine song about the inate sensibilities of manly persuits.

ALso, if any of you can manage to get to and click on

http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-1/106593646634800.xml


, you will find a hilarious piece on an interesting reversal of the popular television program "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy". If you enjoy the story you might click on the archives section and read some of Chris's other columns. He is a pretty funny guy in a New Orleans Centric kind of way.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 17:20:11 (permalink)
Is "Chris Rose" a pen name of a certain Mr. Mayhaw.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 17:28:10 (permalink)
Mayhaw - that article made me laugh out loud...one of the funniest things I have read in a long time! I will have to read some more of his work. I have had similar thoughts myself about that "Queer eye" show, but our lunchtime conversation revolved around "Straight girls for the Queer gals". A little lipstick would help.

The Man-city has evolved to a new level this year. One of the cousins actually purchased a road-crew sleeping trailer with 8 bunks in it, and another cousin who is a golf pro at a resort in the Valley brought along one of the chefs. All they ate though was burned meat. If I am down for the hunt, I give the entire area a wide berth, although we do go and spy on them sometimes, becuase we just know at some point they are dancing naked around the fire.

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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 21:03:58 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bushie

Is "Chris Rose" a pen name of a certain Mr. Mayhaw.


I'll wager a sausage ring from Black's or a Round Rock donut it's not . That story isn't half as entertaining as our Mayhaw Man's turkey story.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 22:29:54 (permalink)
I am most certainly not Chris, although we are friends and share the same warped sensibilities (except for his strange fascination with our neighbor Britney, I think she's a disgusting little trollop).

He does some pretty funny stuff though and I thought a few of you might enjoy today's offering in the Picayune. My column is much more small town and for some reason (due to the almost useless Picayune website)often unavailable on the web edition.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/12 22:54:45 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Jennie

Great story, MM! I bought Mr. Jennie a turkey fryer for Christmas a couple of years ago, but we really only bought it for the propane burner and the huge pot. He's used it for brewing and for heating water at medieval events for showering and dishwashing. But the dunking assembly (metal basket and hanger and whatnot) are still in the plastic bag! Maybe he'll be inspired to use it upon reading this.
Thanks!
Jennie


Jennie,
Didn't you ever wonder about all the turkey fryers you see in the stores around here? Do you think that many Marylanders are frying turkey? Heck no, they make great crab steamers!! Good for corn at a picnic too. Have a friend up in Keymar, he & his brothers use it to fry the bullfrogs they catch.
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RE: Mayhaw Man! 2003/10/13 21:46:23 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ocdreamr Have a friend up in Keymar, he & his brothers use it to fry the bullfrogs they catch.


Oooh. Nummy. Not a lot to do up there in Keymar, I take it. ;)

Yes, my neighbors across the street use theirs to fry potatoes. They slice them thin and deep fry them in the pot for parties. Very versatile thing, a turkey fryer. I remember reading about the corn and stuff when I bought it. But we usually just microwave our corn anyway.

Crabs? They're kinda expensive these days, aren't they still? Or can you get them cheaper where you are. (I'm assuming OC is for Ocean City.)

I've related Mayhaw Man's story to a couple of off-line friends who know about turkey frying, and they were suitably horrified at the notion of chopping up the bird and throwing the bits back in the grease. Glad all was well in the end.

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