Letter: Possums are fer huntin’
I was a might surprised when I seen an editorial in your fancy newspaper ’bout possums (“Repulsed by possums? Think again,” Monitor, April 4).
Now, possums is a subject I know a little somethin’ about. I have to disagree with this here writer cuz the only good possum is a dead possum. My cousin Flora was known in the hollars for her yumeee possum stew. Me and Daddy used to go possum huntin on nights when the moon was full. Them things are down right gnarly lookin’. That writer is plumb crazy if he plans on lettin’ that critter hole up in his house.
But then, you people up here have some pretty crazy ideas ’bout a lot of things. Like what’s this I hear ’bout makin’ Loudon Road three lanes? Now that’s a real thigh-slapper if ever there was one. Oh well, I guess in the “Live Free or Die” state, even possums get a pass. Me, I got a nice collection of possum tails I’d like to show ya.
Signed, Not From These Parts.