Anybody old enough to remember hearing Archie Campbell do this on Hee Haw? (Anybody besides me going to admit to watching Hee Haw?)
Well, I just lived it personally this weekend. I got out of the prison just as this massive winter thunder storm hit the other night. That's good.
No that's bad. The wiper motor on my pickup is broken so I don't have intermittent wipers. Oh, that's bad.
No, that's good, 'cause it was raining so hard I had to have them on full time anyway. Well, that's good.
No, that's bad. I also had to stop for gas, and it takes a LONG time to fill a 25 gallon gas tank. Ooh, that is bad.
No, that's good. I made it to the gas station without running out, filled up and headed for home. That's good.
No, that's bad. Because it was raining so hard I didn't bother to check the oil. 8 miles later the engine on my truck blew up. That's bad.
Yeah, a little bit. But my wife was willing to drive 60 miles at midnight to come pick me up. That was good.
No, that was bad. There wasn't a tow company anywhere near the truck that was willing or able to come tow it home. That's bad.
No, that was good. We returned to the truck on Saturday and it still wouldn't start. And still nobody local to tow it home. So I called a tow company from Williamsport and they drove the 60 miles to pick it up. That's good.
No, that's bad. At $55 to roll plus $3 per mile it cost $220 to get it to my mechanic's garage. That's bad.
No, that was good. One the way home we stopped at a dealer that I pass daily and checked out the trucks. Pretty reasonable prices. Made up my mind to sell the Harley and buy a different truck. That's good.
Well, no that's bad. See after riding 30 minutes at temps in the low 30's I discovered the local Harley dealer is closed on Monday. But when I called the truck dealer he said he'd take the Harley in trade. Well, that had to be good.
You're darned tootin' it was good. He gave me $600 more than the Harley dealer offered, and I got a real nice quad cab pickup which is costing me $150 a month LESS than the Harley was costing.
Not as funny as Archie, but you get the point. Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to see the silver lining. But keep at it. It's there somewhere.
I remember it from my childhood - watched it at grandma's house since we didn't have a telly. My favorite thing was the baptist preacher - Gardy Nutt. Sure wish his kin folk would consent to release the recordings he did again. The cassette tape I have of "All Day Singin' and Dinner on the Ground" is plum wore out.
You don't have to be THAT old to remember Hee Haw. It was on in syndication for 20 years and popped up in reruns here and there for years after. I'm 46 and I remember watching it for years at my Parent's house and we all sang along to a lot of the skits. In fact, we still quote it in conversation once in a while. Highly entertaining!
It isn't much of a story. He was doing a live show in my hometown with Kenny Price and a few others from Hee Haw. I was working security at the auditorium, and we had about a half hour between the first audience exiting and the second audience entering. During the break I was sitting on the edge of the stage and Archie came out and sat down with me and we made small talk for about 10 minutes.