Saturday, April 14, 2007

"This is spring in North Texas"

From the Dallas Morning News: "The twister touched down at a Minyard supermarket, then cut a path east along State Highway 121. 'It touched down right in the middle of the building,' said 20-year-old Michael Clay, a Minyard employee. 'Right between aisle 5 and 6.'"

I was enjoying this sense of exactness -- reminiscent somehow of a Ray Stevens song -- and then: "'I don't have a job now, but I'm so glad to be alive,' Mr. Clay said."


Mr. Middlebrow said...

"I's jes standin' o'er there by the d'maters, and here it come, right between the pole beans and the fruits and veg'tables!"

Irene Done said...

Thank you, sir. That was it exactly. I never know how vague 70s pop culture references will go over but you picked that one up immediately. Everything is beautiful.