Eerie Vibes April 7, 2014

They use everything about the hog except the squeal.
– Upton Sinclair

It’s like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ under
– Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

It’s a hard world for many. And an easy road for few. Reading this story makes you wonder if some people are all used up. No more gitty-up left in the poor bastards. Says they were isolated, mainly. Hermits, it claims.

Perhaps we don’t know the whole story. It is partially complete, at best. Tennessee hills. Billies ’round there don’t likely pay much mind to folks like those brothers.

I can only imagine the interviews they sought after.

We figg-erd there was a reason they wasn’t talkin to nobody. Yuhsee, round here, we only need to worry bout followin a few basic rules to live by. Drink shine and mind our own damn business. And praise the lord. What more yall need?

Nevertheless, these were two brothers who lived long enough to have some stories. Lives in those hills are different than most places, we imagine. And the stories coming out of those hills are still being told.

Wonder who was riding the lawn mower…

One or the other, or nothing at all.


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