Tuesday, March 17, 2009


"So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly." The Clampett clan was about to experience culture shock. The denizens of Beverly Hills were about to realize the same.

Back in 1981 I joined the Clampetts and loaded up the Vee-Dub and moved to Texas. I would soon experience culture shock. The denizens of Texas were soon to realize the same.

After I crossed the state line from Louisiana on Interstate 10, this was the first sign I saw:

Fear, being a great motivator, directed me to a truck stop where I bought a hat to blend in as a real Texan.

Shortly after, I affixed a rifle rack in place of the headrests inside my Bug and no one ever knew that I wasn't really a native born Texan.

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