Over the past 20 years or so, I have heard many say we won the cold war because Ronnie (the grade B actor) and his necon buddies talked our congress into a military buildup that exceeded all the defense capacities of every country in the world combined. We won over a failed economic idea with a military buildup. Man, I am from Kentucky but that is still hard to understand.
This thought takes me back to a couple of friends from KY. One was Emmet McCoy the other was Charles Hatfield. Emmet never had a hair on his head and we called him Curly. Charles had hair on his head that went in every direction and of course, we called him Baldy. Both of these good old boys were fine people but for some reason they could not get along. Somebody told me the dispute was over a pig that would not stay home. I really do not know. As time pasted Baldy’s wife had a miscarriage after which nothing was said by Curly or Baldy about the other, so apparently the feud was over. Years later I was talking to Curly in the tobacco patch and the subject came up. I said, “You and Baldy have buried the hatchet.” He replied,” Yea my talleywhacker is bigger than his, this caused his wife to have a miscarriage. After that we didn’t fight anymore.” I took all this under consideration and thought silence would not be appropriate.