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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lee City and Caney, Kentucky

An old post from my "Kentucky Backroads" site on Windows Live from june 5, 2005.

Little slow for me this week, so, thought I'd share some old memories.

Greetings to "all", This is about my first chance to "hit the backroad" since about February. It seems that crappy Spring weather and busy schedule have crimped my travel time. I was able to "escape from the flatlands" on Sat afternoon, and headed down into Breathit and Perry Counties in search of more gravehouses. However, I was unable to make the contacts or find any new ones this trip. I was very disappointed to learn that a "glass gravehouse" located near Chavies (Perry County) was torn down a couple of years ago due to it having too much glass broken from BB guns and lawnmower flying debris. I had intended on visiting with my old friend Glenn Duff up in High Falls, but decided against it due to him being under the weather with a bad ear infection. Hell, it's bad enough having to listen to my bullshit with normal would be pretty awful have to repeat most of my gibberish. That's a bit much for even me to endure! So, I ventured up into Morgan County. It was there that we ( the disfunctional trio of Larry Adams, Gary Holbrook, and self) got together for our quarterly get-together. We started off the evening with a good ole poker game on Larry's log cabin front porch. Larry was a very gracious host, and contributed $25 to my "sucker fund". Someday he might learn NOT TO PLAY POKER WITH MY CARDS! We decided to forego the "Appalation Social Scene" offered by the Silvermine Saloon ( a nice honkey-tonk over in Wolfe County) favor of heading down to the Lee City Cutural Enlightenment Center. Words are difficult to describe the place...but of course I'll try. The building is a now defunct roadhouse..if the walls could talk, you would probably hear sorriful tales of shootings, stabbings,infidelity, heartbreak, loneliness, and mornful country music. In other words, about like any bar in the world that you venture into! The building now is "opened up" on the weekends by the owner, for a place for the locals to come and be socialble. Lee City is a small town with population of maybe 300 people, no industry, a store and about 15 churches. The clientel was a mixture of people of all ages. there were several married (but not necessarily to each other) and dating couples, senior citizens, babies, and a few kids around 10-14 years old. Since no liquor was sold there, there were several trips to the cars for "refreshments" during the night. The rumor was passed around the community that Larry Adams would be coming down to play and sing and that he was bringing his magician buddy to perform...also, there'd be a strange fellow with them that could "drink beer"! We got there around 10:00 and the place was about 1/4 full and a few locals were already up picking guitars and singing. Then, the place started rocking when Larry started his performance. More people showed up when the word got around that Larry was there. Since I was the DA (desinated adult.... designated driver) and not drinking, it gave Larry and Gary the opportunity to drink for me. And I must admit....they did an admirable job of it! Late in the evening (morning)the guys took a break from playing, and I did a small magic show and did some "walk-around close-up magic for the folks. Gary did a great job of what he does best....drink beer"! Though this type place is one that most folks from out of the area would not even dream of stopping was truely a grat place, and the folks were wonderful. They truely were appreciative of the entertainment we were able to contribute....also to Gary, because he kept going to the trunk of the car and sharing his beer....and MY BOURBON...with several of the nice young ladies that were there! Around 3:00 A.M. we headed back to Larry's cabin up a hollar just outsde Caney, Ky. I crashed out in a "lazy-boy" and those two played poker till 6:00 A.M! We slept in till around 11:00....and I got up and fixed a pot of coffee. We then went out on the the old men we are becoming...and bullshitted till about 3:00 P.M. Then, I had to take Holbrook home and head on back to the flatlands. When I got home around 5:30...we had a good Steak Dinner for Fathers Day.

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't matter where your from, guys will be guys.