Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Teachers in the 1950's were just as amazed at what their students told them as teachers are today. One Pilot Mountain first grade teacher during social studies lesson on community helpers and fathers' jobs heard the following discussion -

Child one: My father makes liquor for a living.
Child two: That's funny. His father works for my father, but he makes whiskey for a living.

Thing was, the teacher already knew what their fathers did for a living. Children of the moonshiners were the ones with the new shoes and the new clothes. Didn't take long for a teacher to recognize this.

Catch of the day,



  1. ...where I'd lay down a dollar or 2...then I'd go round the bend and come back again, and there's my Mtn Dew...

  2. That verse! I remember singing it around the campfire at Girl Scout Camp. Only here, they were serious about it and it wasn't just a song. It was part of the economy.