Daily Archives: October 29, 2014

Perspective

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A scene in the first episode of The Beverly Hillbillies has Jed Clampett talking to his elderly Aunt Pearl about moving from the back-hills of Tennessee to Beverly Hills. “Pearl, what d’ya think? Think I ought to move?” Jed asks her.

Pearl replies, “Jed, how can ya even ask? Look around ya. You’re eight miles from your nearest neighbors. You’re overrun with skunks, possums, coyotes, and bobcats. You use kerosene lamps for light and you cook on a wood stove summer and winter. You’re drinkin’ homemade moonshine and washin’ with homemade lye soap. And your bathroom is 50 feet from the house and you ask ‘should I move’?”

“I reckon you’re right.” Jed answers. “A man be a dang fool to leave all this!” 

Perspective.