Saturday, May 11, 2013

The McCains and Robertsons

Phil, Barry, Conar, Jase
People saw this photo on my face book page and sent me emails asking about the particulars.  Well, it is like this, I grew up in Ouachita parish, Louisiana.  Spent much of my youth there duck hunting and playing football there.  I met Phil, Jase, and Jep, Robertson a couple years ago, they were at a local gun shop here in north Mississippi. My younger son Conar was with me.  We chatted with Robertons, Phil asked me about my surname, one thing led to another, he remembered my older brother Ronnie, who had played football at Ouachita High School, etc. Ronnie was considered a top quarterback in his day, along with Phil Robertson and Terry Bradshaw. This is all north Louisiana stuff.  Anyroad, we had a nice conversation, the type that men from the same background from the same area, with the same upbringing, have.  It is a north Louisiana, Ouachita parish thing I suppose.

I watched their Duck Commander show, back when I had tv service.  Do not have it now, so do not watch the A&E Duck Dynasty Show.  I did see one of their new shows on the computer a month or so ago.  I am not much for anything from Hollywood these days, but wish them well on the show and hope the pay cheques are worth it.  Excellent fellows.  North Louisiana Anglo-Celts are possibly the most talented, dynamic, people on this earth.  They do us proud.  I am curious about how they all married such good looking women.  That Celt thing again I suppose.  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Rose Breasted Grosbeak
This fellow came to the feeder this morning, still here in fact.  Supposed to be in migration, but he seems to be running late.  He is eating a lot of sunflower seeds.  A strikingly handsome bird.  His 'name'  says rose, but in fact, it is a loud red.  Birds are grand.  North Mississippi, is a good place to bird watch.