Do you remember the television show "The Beverly Hillbillies" with Jed, Granny, Jethro and Elly May?
Remember, an oil company found oil in Jed Clampett's swamp land, paid him a fortune and the family moves to Beverly Hills. Their mansion is next door to Mr. Drysdale (their friendly banker) who is most concerned about keeping their money in his bank which necessitates their staying in Beverly Hills.
I almost hate to make the correlation. But, as we were sitting in the parking lot of an irrigation company the thought occurred to me.
We were purchasing the materials to expand the drip irrigation to accommodate the new 2 ⅓ acres of grapes we will be planting this spring. Sitting in our 15 passenger van, overlooking the interstate, cars were zipping by. Here we sit. PVC pipe of varying sizes tied to the top of the van.
I had to laugh as the picture came to mind, of us - all 9 of us - travelling in the van, with pipe and who knows what else would be tied to the top of the van by the time we were finished. Various other articles that had been purchased filled the inside.
I fondly remember the Clampett clan travelling around in their old truck, packed with all their earthly possessions. And, Granny on top, in her rocking chair, with her shotgun.
Thankfully, our van is not soooo old!
Thankfully, I was sitting inside and not on top in a rocking chair. Besides, it was a windy day and the wind ruins my hair!
Thankfully, my grandchildren call me DeeRee, not Granny!