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04-09-2017 08:39 AM
Why does all this ornery stuff come out of the south? They better not drag their Kudzu up here and they can keep their Zika mosquitos
Here`s a Jerry Clower story about "porcupine eggs"
Beware of porcupine egg salesmen
Jerry Clower once told the story about Newgene Ledbetter — the meanest of the fabled Ledbetter clan — and his trip to the 4-H Round-up in Chicago.
He said Newgene came home with a bunch of $1 bills. His daddy grabbed a brush to spank his son and said, “Newgene, you’ve done robbed a bank.”
“I ain’t done no such, Papa,” Newgene said. “I just took advantage of some ignorant people.”
“Well, how did you get all that money?” his father asked.
“Well, I took a bag of cockleburs with me up to Chicago, and I sold them at $1 apiece as a porcupine egg.”