Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Helllloo My Possum's! And the happiest of holidays to ya all! I been out and about Christmasin with the best of'em! Sorry I haven't been around much...but I wanted to take the holiday season off and enjoy life just a bit. Now, we seem ta be slidin right into the new year very quickly. So Happy New Year to My bestest Possum's and hey! Don't party to hard for the New Years celebration! Lookin forward to seein ya'll back here readin our Sock Monkey goins on for 2012. Bubba out!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Hhhheeelllllooooo Old and Antique Possum's! Now before ya'll go gettin mad at Ole Bubba for callin ya'll such words as "Old" and "Antique".....Just hear me out. Ya'll ever heard of a show on the history channel called American Pickers? Mike Wolfe and TV guy sent me....Ole Bubba, a personal invitation to come and tour his Nashville location!
Once in side the store I ran over to this giant boot....and whipped out my trusty Sharpy.....and autographed it Mega star style!
Looks like a fun enough place ta be don"t-cha think Possum's?
I mean...Walkin on the moon Pennants from the 1960's?
A lifelong American picker, Mike Wolfe has been combin through junk since the age of four. Over the years, he's earned a reputation as one of the country's foremost foragers, travelin coast to coast in search of forgotten treasures.
Neon me Possum's!
Where other people see dilapidated barns and overgrown yards, Mike seeks potentail gold mines packed with rare finds and sensational stories.
Now Mike has opened his second Antique Archaeology location in Nashville Tennessee.
One of the coolest places I've ever had the pleasure of visitin! Wait for it! Wait for it.....
The man himself came out to give Ole Bubba a big old antique hello! Possum out! Bubba
Monday, November 14, 2011
Alright adventure Possum's! My staff and I loaded up The Sock Drawer and headed to The History Festival in the park! Twas a great sunny fall mornin. The focus of the festival was the cival war.
In Fact...I was aloud to come into camp the day before and walk through the camp set up. That was the plus of the week!
This was a really cool festival I have never heard of. This is the camp fire preparation.
There will be a little light on the subject.
A little covered wagon business to boot!
The Union soldiers stand and prepare for the battle to come.
This kind gentelman was nice enough to share the history of his musket or gun if you will. He loaded it and shot it off to show us it was real. He did aim it toward the sky so as to not hurt anyone until battle time.
The Confederate officers were all to eagar for a photo shoot with ole Bubba! Great Uniform! And I thank ya'll kind sir for a moment of your time.
Music was in place in camp and the early starts of Nashville Tennessee. To keep the spirits of the soldiers about to go into battle.
This is the funeral tent complete with clothes to fit ya'll's loved ones with in the event lose of life durin battle. Yes ! There was also a gentlemans suit as well.
This was and event I could not miss! Twas a good day to learn of our history first hand!
The Union soldiers lined up and in costume!
Alright! Ya'll knew this shot was a comin! The cannons are about to be loaded and shot in battle. Now these cannons were no toys or fakery of any kind! The are the real McCoy my Possum's! They are fully operational and they really did fire them!
This was a sight to see! I call it Yankees be gone! And for those of ya'll wonderin....There were Yankees present and accounted for. Yankees in Tennessee? How did they get in!? Sneaky little devils they are!
Welcome to the local hospital! I didn't have my staff photograph it, but there was an operatin table out front of the hospital tent complete with a saw to cut away limbs as needed! Human limbs!
Imagine if you will, the big buildins of the city in the distance, absent of our landscape.
The Soldiers sleepin quarters! As not where the Hilton is! It hasn't been invented yet! Sorry Paris!
I was impressed with the realism and attention to every detail! The reenactment group had studied their history books quite wel!
And there ya have it Possum's! Ya'll have seen it as I did! It was a complete joy to attend such an event as this! The honor was all mine! I thank you for your kind help and if it had not been for the events that took place so long ago...Freedom would not ring out for us all! I bid ya'll farewell until the next adventure! Bubba