A Far Tree

In the wild, western reaches of the land

called Pennsylvania, as we drove for the first

time to the famous city of Pittsburgh, we saw

signs with spray-painted letters and pointing

arrows, saying, GOT FAR WOOD? or FAR WOOD SOLD HERE

Is there really a tree called far?

TR

Extreme Names

 

We sailed past a weathered billboard in central Texas

plastered with a fading “Buzzard Billy’s Cajun Restaurant!”

I snorted and repeated it to the Husband, then forgot about it

Several seconds went by, when suddenly, the Husband said musingly

“Buzzard Billy. I wonder how that went as a kid?

“Hey, Buzzard! Get your carcass in here, right now!

“Buzzard, get out of the kitchen, ya’ wanna be a cook or sumthin’?”

I said, “Hey, Buzzard! You take after yer pa’!”

and our funny bones kicked in with heavy duty belly laughing

I thought we’d have to pull over for safety

It’s so worth paying attention to what others are up to

and I thank Buzzard Billy for his restaurant name choice

because we needed a good laugh moment

TR