Posted by bj on Saturday, March 27, 2010
My friend and mechanic, Rodney, is one of these guys who has the eagle eye for vehicles he's had in his shop. And, bless his heart, he's just a bit of a gossip, though in generally a good and caring way. So it didn't surprise me yesterday when he was trying to find out why my truck was parked in front of the 1st Presbyterian Church a few evenings ago, the night of the Easton OT jam. His shop is just around the corner from the Church, and since it's one-way streets all through that neighborhood, he has to go by the Church to get home, and always works late. And since that Church Hall is used for other purposes, he was doing some digging.
The conversation went like this:
"So, bj, I saw your truck parked around the corner the other night. You at a meetin' in the Church Hall?"
"Yup, that was my truck, and yup, I was at the Church Hall."
"You be okay, huh, girl?"
"Yeah, I'm fine, Rodney, and I'm glad you care. But what's up with you asking?"
"Well, I know what kinda meetings they have there at night. No problems in your life I should know about?"
"I do have a confession, Rodney. I was at a meeting of F.A."
"I was afraid you was at one a them twelve steppers, and really hopin' it wasn't true." pause . . . then "FA? What the hell is FA?"
"Rodney, I cannot tell a lie. I'm an addict. I'm addicted to fiddling."
Whatcha wanna bet that the next time my truck is parked there, Rodney is peeking in the church hall door to see and hear what's going on?
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @10:38:21 AM
Great story nicely told!
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @11:47:16 AM
That is a good friend
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @6:32:00 PM
I agree with both comments above; you tell a story as well as any great author I've ever read, and Rodney sounds like a good and caring friend. Very cute story.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 @9:38:22 AM
LOL! BJ you are a pot stirer!! hehhehhe
Sunday, March 28, 2010 @2:25:58 PM
Yes, I do like to stir the pot once in awhile. Rodney is Good People, among the best I know, but tweaking his nosey nose once in awhile is in good fun. He gets to bust my chops back whenever my truck is in his shop!
Monday, March 29, 2010 @8:20:48 PM
Hi my name is mike and I'm a fiddler.....
Fiddlers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help each other recover from fiddling addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to keep fiddling.....
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