Eaves dropping 2021

“He seems like a good feller.”

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    donna sue
    October 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    I always think the best of a person, unless they themself show me differently. So the phrase “he seems like a nice feller”, to me would mean he is worthy of me giving him a chance to mow my grass, or do some repair work on my car or house, etc. I don’t automatically think negatively about anyone based on their appearance, either. I have met the most kindest and helpful people who looked like you should run and hide from them. And I have met some people who presented themselves in appearance and character as wonderful Christian people, yet they were the opposite in reality. And, of course, there are people who exactly match their appearance and presented character. So, I wait to make my decision on others after having observed them for awhile. And since I am so tender hearted, when someone proves they aren’t trustworthy, it makes me really sad and disappointed over them. I always want people to be good and honest.

    Donna. : )

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    October 16, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    In these parts my clan might have said, “He seems like a pretty good feller.” Pretty being used often, and I did not realize it was probably Appalachian until a doctor was amused at my overuse of the word pretty. Once my Dad made up his mind he might say,”Now that is a feller you can ride the river with.” Before I get into any situation with anybody, I try to determine if I would indeed chance riding the river with them.

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    October 16, 2021 at 9:50 am

    That was a good story Tipper. That girl had alot on her plate, matter of speaking. She did everything. Moonshine is also good for a tooth ache. My dad use to make it for a living. I had a tooth ache one time so bad, momma told daddy to go get me some. He did, and told me to hole it on my tooth. I did that for about 4 or 5 times. It killed the nerve. My tooth never did hurt again.

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    Ron Stephens
    October 16, 2021 at 8:55 am

    I like this overheard for several reasons. It shows no snap judgments plus a leaning toward concluding that he truly is a “good feller” And I like the note of caution, to wait awhile and see if first impressions are borne out with more experience. In the meantime, they get the benefit of any doubt.

    It is the attitude I would want to receive on first aquaintance. Just give me a reasonable amount of time, watch me, listen to me and then decide what you think. even if I disagree, I’ll appreciate the time taken anyway. It is what I try to give folks myself. It is ‘meetin folks halfway’.

    Mark Twain wrote a book (or maybe a story?) entitled “Puddin Head Wilson” in which Wilson got that name by a single unfortunate remark. Seems there was an old stray dog hanging around town. One day a bunch of the men were out on the porch when the dog ambled by. Wilson said out of the clear blue, “Wisht I owned half of that dog.” Somebody said, “What would you do with half a dog? ” He said, “I’d kill my half.” and became Puddin Head on the spot.

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    Ed Ammons
    October 16, 2021 at 8:41 am

    A phrase I’ve heard a thousand times. Doesn’t always turn out to be the truth.

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    Don Byers
    October 16, 2021 at 7:49 am

    He ain’t got no schoolin’

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    Miss Cindy
    October 16, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Yes, that’s what I thought as well!

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