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Friday, March 23, 2012

A New Kind of Redneck

March 19 was Jacob's 27th birthday so, of course, we had an evening full of celebrations. I asked Jacob to get off work early because I had planned a little "surprise" for him! We met at home around 3:45 and then struck out for the first event of the evening.

A little background... Last October, Jacob went hunting in Raleigh and shot a really good size buck. So, after some encouragement, he decided to have it mounted. When we got back home, we took it to Gene (our local taxidermist). About a month and a half ago, I started talking to Gene to see if he could have the mount done in time for Jacob's birthday. Thankfully, Gene didn't let me down and had the deer ready.

I drove Jacob to Nature's Art Taxidermy and as soon as we pulled up, he knew what was going on! We talked to Gene, got some instructions, and then left with Jacob's newest, most prized possession!

After picking up the deer mount, we went home and hung it. Jacob wanted it to be in the living room by the fireplace, so being the considerate and loving wife that I am, I agreed.

So, in honor of our semi-new lifestyle-- a little redneck joke....
A redneck goes into a bar in Arkansas and orders a white wine. Everybody sitting around the bar looks up in surprise. Meanwhile, the bartender comes up and asks, "You ain't from around here, are you........where are you from, boy?"
The rednecks says, "I'm from Iowa."
The bartender asks, "What the hell do you do in Iowa?"
The redneck responds, "I'm a taxidermist."
The bartender asks, "A just what the hell is a taxidermist?"
The redneck answers, "I mount animals."
The bartender grins and shouts out, "It's OK boys; he's one of us!"