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Old 12-23-2009, 06:04 AM   #51
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Salty Gator (12/17/2009)Don't post here often but sure enjoy the info and esp the banter. This topic just begged for a comment.

I've spent many years traveling the very (very) rural South from VA to LA and most points between. The single most memorable 'rural' experience was in outback Mississippi, not but an hour or sofrom Scooba, in a little holler that was home totheMoonLight(a 'pool room-waternhole-jiffy store'). The bar-jiffy storespace was lit by single bulb hanging fromthe wires in the center of the 20x30' room. The bartender was probably 5'6" and pushing 35yr but hard to tell...shewas on the heavy side of 300,wearing a decades-oldmens t-shirt, with a rainbow of stainsand with a very form-fitting snugshowing every detail of her triple-double Ds. To her creditshehad all but 3 of her uppers and nearlyallof the visible lowers. Several breathing skeletons sat propped up at the scattered tables....and if looks could speak, I heard them say 'you aint' from around here areya boy".Two buck-naked3-5 year-olds rickocheted around the room chasing each other and screaming loud enough soto drown-out Mama's screaming at them from behind the bar. The pool room was two-steps down from the main room at the end of the bar....maybe a 15x15'windowless add-on to the bar-jiffy store....with another single bulb hanging over the pool table. There was no charge to play as long as you were drinking, and there was no charge for the floor show....two butt-ugly mongrel dogs getting it on under the table and around the dirt floor of the pool room. And yes, after 20+ years I can still smell the place. Pretty "backwoods country" to this ole boy. By comparison, Union Springs is pretty uptown.
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Boatjob1 (12/17/2009)Won't mention any specific city, but ANY Walmart in the country on the 3rd of the month! Anyone else ever experience this or was it just me and some very bad timing on my part?

My second choice would be Dulac, Louisiana at the end of Pogie season. I used to sit in the "Dulac-Dat" sipping a coldie with my white shrimping boots on, (<U>the white boots were cheap insurance keeping me from getting my head caved in for no reason</U>)..............
That was Great Tom.....Made my day.....

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JohnHYoung (12/16/2009)Fackler Alabama. Just north of Hollywood off of HWY 72. Probably about 60 people live there if you can define the limits. Was a NICE country store, groceries, hardware, farming supplies but the owner opened up a truck stop out on the 4 lane and closed the store. There was a post office, hotel (who would stay in it I have no idea), and the railroad runs right through the "town". Several old abandoned buildings (store fronts). REAL country with small farmsnear Sand Mountain and partially bounded by Mud Creek (part of Lake Guntersville). GREAT BBQ restaurant that was featured in Southern Livingabout 2 miles away.
Can not believe you mentioned Fackler!!!! I once met a guy from michigan fishing a club bass tournament in the very back of mud creek(aka Fackler) who said he had read about it on the interent.after we talked a sec he fired up his boat and ran out of the creek balls out.This place a shallow creek with massive stump flats. when i say stumps i mean 3-4 feet in diameter that sit just under the water in 6 ft deep water. The creek channel is no more wide the 6 feet at any point.I have fished that place a million times and do not run the big motor in there. he was 2 miles back in no mans land. how he got out of there i will never know!



And anyone that hikes the App Trail without weapons....i mean heavily armed , like Fallujah heavily armed,,,,, is just plain stupid. Per capita that is the highest crime rate in the US. if you hike long enough on the App trail you will be robbed!!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #54
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Venice, Houma, Dulac, were places you could survive with a pair of white shrimp boots.

Anyone remember the gay bar in Buras? Balestradas (Spell) I went there once to see Wet Willie, 1977.

But Waggaman, LA was about as off thewall as it gets. No one, and I mean no one, from that place had front teeth. They were knocked out.

I dated a girl there, strangers would walk up to me and say, "Cher -that is a pretty white smile you have". I knew to turn and run, which I did.

She became old news real fast and I headed back to the bayou and got off River Road.
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BananaTom (12/23/2009)Venice, Houma, Dulac, were places you could survive with a pair of white shrimp boots.

Anyone remember the gay bar in Buras? Balestradas (Spell) I went there once to see Wet Willie, 1977.

But Waggaman, LA was about as off thewall as it gets. No one, and I mean no one, from that place had front teeth. They were knocked out.

I dated a girl there, strangers would walk up to me and say, "Cher -that is a pretty white smile you have". I knew to turn and run, which I did.

She became old news real fast and I headed back to the bayou and got off River Road.
Tom, should have known that you would know some out-of-the way places in Lousyana, but, really... is this story from some closet that we don't know about? oke
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:06 PM   #56
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JoeZ (12/17/2009)Union Springs, Al -- but especially when they do the national field trials there for bird dogs.

Holy Jesus, I've never been that scared in my life. Saw one dude get beat by about 5 guys. Two trucks collide while muddin, fling passengers out the back and into the trees and the state troopers showed up on horseback with shotguns ready.

Great place, went there every year while at Troy.
Good OL' USA (Union Springs Alabama) I love that place...been hunting there for over 25 years...my second home.

It has been a while since I've been there, but Georgianna AL was pretty bad when I was kid. None of the houses we saw hadpower, and they all had outhouses. Even in the summer, the fire place was smoking...they had to cook.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:10 PM   #57
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Sailfish, if you think Weogufka was in the sticks you should have gone a little north to "Little America" Alabama. I have hunted all over this state and this one is my best: dirt cross roads, 3 houses, 1 counrty store and 1 doghouse all sided with old car tags. At 12 noon a dog was asleep in the middle of the intersection and whenI pulled up he looked at my Blazer as if to say get out of my road. I was lost at the time and went into the store to get directions, the people did not want to talk to me so I got a check cola ( the did not have anything coke or pepsi)out of the cooler and opened it as I walked to he counter in hopes they would be forced to at least tell me the price and start talking. There was nothing but timberland for miles around this place at the time sowhen I finaly hit asphalt I knew civilization was close.

Just a side note: I do not know why but in the late seventies or early eighties the chief of police of Weogufka carried a sawed off over and under shotgunin his patrol car. We were just out of the town bird hunting and pulled up in his patrol car and talked. He pulled it out to show me cause I was hunting with an over &amp; under.Seemed like nice guy but not somebody you would want to cross swords with.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:43 AM   #58
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Carlton,AL 1 store it is the post office and general store in the same building.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:48 AM   #59
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Any place in Russia. I spent some time in one of their model cities and the living conditions were horrible. The people wandered the streets with a downcast look on their faces, such as the look of someone who had lost their last friend. The hyigene was awful and all had teeth missing and what teeth they had were almost a black/grey color.

On top of this poverty there were hugh magnificent cathedrals that were in honor of Alexander (versions 1-?) that make you wonder if there were better times in the past.

Makes you thankful of the USA.
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Clay-Doh (12/17/2009)Baker, FL.

Had a job up there. Wasn't a single pickup truck that didn't have some type of camo "accessory", if not painted all camo, and to go along with it, at least 5 nascar stickers, and weirdest thing was, every one had a dog cage in the bed with a couple dogs in it. Weird.

And the ocal resturaunt had pictures on the walls of black guys lynched. FenderBender was there!
I built a pool for a customer there a few years ago. The husband didn't say two words to us while we were there. He would stare at us but never say a word. The wife would ask "what's that" about everything. We were uncomfortable the whole time but I kept a .45 with me.
Its OK guy's....We dont trust very many people from that "Big City" either! lol :letsparty
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