Having spent the biggest part of my life in the Appalachians from Georgia to Western Maryland Ive always enjoyed Mountain Humor. It seems theres a never ending flow of stories and tales. Some of them are true and some maybe not quite so true, but youll always find someone wholl swear thats the truth. One such story Ive heard several times, is a real legend in itself. Id like to share that story with you so you can experience the flavor of Mountain Humor. It goes like this
There were these two fellas, Zeke and Abe, who went fishing on a hot summer day. Being mountain men they knew where to fish and the ways of the fish. Well, they got down to the river when they remembered they had no bait. They dug up some worms at the bank and along with some bugs they figured they had some pretty good fixns. Well they went on out in a small boat and after a couple hours hadnt caught a thing on either them worms or bugs, not even a nibble. They was about to give it up when Abe looked down and seed a big ol snake come swimn by with a big frog stickn outta his mouth. Well ol Abe figrd that frog might make some purty good bait so he reached down fast as lightn an grabbed that there snake. Then he tried ta pull that frog from the snakes mouth, but that snake wernt a givn up that frog wit out a fight, naw sa, he hung on fur everthang. Well ol Zeke reached in his pocket an pulled out a bottle o Jack Daniels fine sipn whiskey, for madicinal purposes of course, and poured about two shots in that snakes mouth. Well when he tasted that good whiskey he turned looso that frog purty quick, rolled over a couple times and disappeared deep into the water. Well now ol Abe n Zeke were fishn just fine with that frog an just catchn a whole mess o fish when they heard a bumpn on the side of the boat. They looked over to see what it was, an dang if that ol snake wernt back with two frogs in his mouth, so help me thats the truth.