by Throckmorton P. Turdblossom on 12/06/12 at 4:32 pmDear Throckmorton P. Turdblossom,
Got me a question about “good old boys.”
How old do you have to be to be called a “good old boy?”
Is there a difference between being an “old boy” and a “good old boy?”
Frank Earnest Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Actually, that was two questions that are both about the same thing.
If’n you gotta ask what a good old boy is, you probably ain’t one.
Yes, there is a diffence between saying “I was talking to this old boy at the filling station” and “there’s this good old boy down at the filling station.” Being an “old boy” isn’t quite as noble.
I heard someone describe it many years ago when Dandy Don Merideth, Frank Gifford, and Howard Cosell was doing Monday Night Football. They said that Don is a “good old boy,” Frank might become one, and Cosell will never be one.
Some folks that can’t never be good old boys are politicians, used car salesmen, door to door salesmen (basically salesmen in general), community organizers, and child molestors.
Some folks that are almost always good old boys are the retired men who take their time to work with the boy scouts, folks who are willing to pull over and help you push your car when you break down, men who will stop and buy a poppy from a Vet on Veteran’s Day, and folks who stop and put their hand on their heart when the American flag passes by.
Being a good old boy ain’t got nothing to do with race or religion or age. It’s those people who really do what Jesus said and love their neighbor as themselves, even if they don’t believe in Jesus.
Being a good old boy is more a state of mind and heart than a state of residence. Men who are don’t brag about it, but they do recognize and respect the quality in others.
The world needs more good old boys and less political correctness.
Today’s Observation From Throckmorton P. Turdblossom: Today’s letter comes from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I wonder which one of Jackson’s holes the town was named after and whether Jackson was a man or a woman?