Watch out for the Rattlers,…..You Must be CANADIAN
In the nineties I lived in Texas for a couple of years. The first year was in a delightful little town of about fifteen thousand known as Uvalde.
Uvalde is quaint and is the birth place of Dale Evans and Matthew McConaughey.
Almost no one knows the former, much to my shock, …what not know the Queen of the Cowboys, the wife of Roy, friend to Pat and Trigger, Happy Trails to you and all of that?
Of course everyone recognizes the latter and sad to say he left town the year I arrived I believe, taking those wash board abs off to Hollywood. I try not to pout very much about that as my friends scold me ….for God’s sake Chris, he was only about seventeen at the time…yada yada yada..you can imagine what they say about my Twilight obsession. (Note to self: Calm down, breathe and get your mind back on the story!).
Where was I? Oh yes, this story doesn’t even include Uvalde but it was a starting point. Oops my excitement is getting the better of me. It does include Uvalde.
Anyway as Director I lived in a lovely little house nestled between two mansions on Highway eighty-three. Actually mine was the only small house there and I loved it.
I recruited some nurses from other states and from Canada to work for me and there was a significant group of Canucks that lived in an apartment complex in town. Come Canada Day, they hung flags from balconies and partied. Well truth is they partied at the drop of the hat. They were all young and boisterous.
One night when I was visiting, a group of them had to report for work at the local hospital for the night shift at twenty-three hundred hours. It was a pleasantly warm night so the five of them decided to walk on down the highway.
They were about halfway there when a state trooper pulled over, got out of his car and started yelling at them. ”Y’all get in this car right now!”. You have to be Canadians!”. Not said with awe or respect, but more like..how dumb can you be?….
Seems that when the sun went down the reptiles, which by the way are huge..like to lie across the highway soaking up the heat from the road.