Run With The Horsemen
PG read Run with the Horsemen. It is an autobiographic account of growing up on a family farm during the depression. It was written by Ferrol Sams. He was an MD in Fayetteville GA, who decided, when he was sixty years old, that he wanted to write.
There is a story about three Russian brothers, named Berrol, Cherrol, and Ferrol. One day, Berrol said “I am going to America, and they will call be Buck”. Cherrol said, “I am going to American, and they will call be Chuck”. Ferrol did not say anything.
RWTH came to PG as a yardsale find. He carried it around for a few weeks, reading when he could. At a Know Talent show in Tennessee, PG read a description of a privy from page 19. He was followed by Dolly Parton. She played a guitar her daddy made from a spam can, and sang “Rocky Top”.
When you are reading a really good book, there is a momentum as you get close to the end. You get wrapped up in the story, and when you get a free minute you want to read more. PG was working as a movie extra when this happened with RWTH. He was in a dark studio, and would step over to read from a red spotlight between shots.
During one of these breaks, PG read the story of how Moo Cow Mullins got his name. It seems the young man took literally the stories about stump breaking cows. When it was his turn, Moo Cow got a five gallon bucket to stand on, and tried to romance a cow. The bovine was not impressed by what Moo Cow had to offer, and dumped a load of feces on his unbuttoned bib overalls. When PG read this, he started to laugh hysterically.
Later, in the holding room, an older gentleman told PG he had seen him reading and laughing. He asked what the book was, and said he thought it was the Bible.
Pictures are from The Library of Congress .