Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Redneck Theology!

Ah ha! Fooled you, didn't I? You were all figuring I wouldn't have a posting here again until morning - after I wake up from (hopefully) a good night's sleep, weren't you now? But here I am again however, according to my kitchen clock, it is already morning now, so what the heck!

I suppose you, like me and everyone else, has a mental picture in your mind of who or what constitutes a Redneck, don't you? I know I did. We won't delve into that aspect of my mental frame there though. Instead, I am going to share something I received from a very, very dear friend of mine - a transplant from Pennsylvania who moved down to the Tampa Bay area about 27 years ago. And, by the way - I still miss him and his wife and their kids as much today as I did when they first moved too! Great people they are!

But, Theo is probably the last person you would think of in terms of being a redneck and yet, as he expressed to me with this piece he sent, "looks like I'm a redneck too." And, after reading this, I guess I can call myself one as well!

We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up. Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel the same, pass this on to your redneck friends. Ya'll know who ya' are...

You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, "One nation, under God."

You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say " Christmas" instead of "Winter Festival."

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem.

You might be a redneck if: You treat Viet Nam vets with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an American flag.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and expect your kids to do the same.

You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to a friend.

If you got this email from me, it is because I believe that you, like me, have just enough Red Neck in you to have the same beliefs as those talked about in this email.

God Bless the USA! May the LORD bless you & yours.............

Yep - I guess I am a Redneck - and proud of it too - after all.

And, on another note about rednecks too, while you are visiting my site, take a look at one of the links I have posted - about Corn Cobs , Outhouses, etc. This site is by Gale Sparks, a member of the Writer's Life Group (same as I am) and check out some of the pieces he has on there that he has written. Keep in mind, he frequently writes in what he would probably call the "redneck vernacular" but I find his stuff downright hysterical to read and hope you do too. While you're looking at his site, take a peek too at some of his artwork he has displayed there! Great talent all wrapped up under the "redneck" heading!

Ok - now this time, I am off to bed - for real!

Nite all, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite!


Barb said...

Hahha.. thanks for the laugh.

Mike said...

I guess I'm a transplanted redneck. I was born in W.Va. I like all the redneck jokes though. I think most of my relatives in W.Va would be considered rednecks also, but they are the nicest folks you'd ever want to meet. God bless America for having them.