Dang, I Think I Done Run Over A Hillbilly Woman

So here I was possum huntin and this crazy mountain woman comes runnin out the forest yellin “Here little Earl, come her ya varmint”  I just didn’t see her and that’s when I heard the thud. I looked down and sure enough there she was a layin under my tire.  I jumped out my truck and she yelled “It’s OK, it happens all the time around these here parts, I’m good”.  I grabbed her by her legs, rolled her over and pulled her out from under my huntin truck.  “Well hell’s bells is that you Jenny Sue?”  “Why Marc Heft, what the heck are you doin in these here mountains, I ain’t seen you in a coon’s age”?  I told her about the journey I’m on and she invited me back to her place for some vittles.  “You come stay a bit, meet my husband and my little one Sammy”

Seemed like the right thing to do since I almost crushed the poor woman to death and besides I took a real shine to Jenny Sue back when I met her some twenty years ago.  She was a smart, fancy PR girl back then and decided to pack in the city life and headed for the hills.  She said “That sure is a fine lookin truck why don’t we get some pitchers of you”  “Well why not Jenny Sue, why not”

I Done Run Over Jenny Sue!

Me and my good huntin rifle

It's All Good

I Think I Might Need Me A Bigger Truck

After some photos we went inside Jen’s place to sit a spell and then something amazing happened, I met Sammy! Now you might be noticin that Sam doesn’t look like he’s from these parts.  You sure are some smart folks, nothing gits past you.  Jen and her husband Peter adopted Sam from China bout two years back and you never did meet a cuter, smarter little feller in yer whole life!  This child just melts your heart like butter on a hot pile of grits.  Well don’t take my word for it, see fer yerself!

Sam I am

Ain't He Just As Cute As a Junebug?

Oh Yeah I Know I Got It Goin On

Marc and Sam Enjoying A Chocolate Milkshake at Friendly's

The Lovely Ottinger Family: Peter, Jen and Sam

We had a lot of fun over the two days we spent together, sure am glad I ran over, I mean ran into Jenny Sue.  Thank you for a wonderful visit, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed meeting Sam (and you too Peter!)

As I drove off, Jen shouted “Y’all come back real soon now ya hear” I just may take you up on that Jenny Sue, I just might.

**Please note, no actual hillbillies were harmed in the creation of this post**


  1. Dawn on May 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

    What an amazing post and story Marc! Well done!! Miss you much xoxo

  2. Ritesh Patel on May 5, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Wow, what a hoot….looks like you are having a lot of fun already mate

  3. Andrea on May 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

    you actually sipped out of a straw with someone else!!! what a great story!!!! xo

    • halcyonhighway on May 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      Ha!, right! He drank out of my straw then started blowing bubbles in the milkshake at that point I called it a day!

  4. Lisa on May 5, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Jennnnnnnnnn Reilly!!!!!! Ok this made me laugh, literally. Made my day…and just on the heels of another wal-mart excursion. Wasn’t quite the same without you.


  5. Matt on May 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Marc, looks like you are having fun! I keep checking the ‘Where’s Marc’ page every day and I think it might be a little goofed up at times. One day it showed you in Vermont, the next day in the middle of New Hampshire, and now back in Vermont (near Green Mountain?) Struzzi and I were speculating that you’re already lost! Haha.

    • halcyonhighway on May 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      OK smarty pants boys I was in VT, then NH then back in VT and I only got a little lost 🙂

  6. Sammy Ottinger on May 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Dear What His Name,
    You are fun! Come back soon. My mom says she’ll teach you how to put a worm on a hook. Love, Sammy Boy

    • halcyonhighway on May 6, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you Sam, it was fun playing with you in your room, truck and cop car chase was my favorite. See you again on the other coast. Love, What his name

  7. Peter on May 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Beautiful story and pics. But Marc, don’t forget to head this way at one point soon. I would love to see you before I leave for Europe.

  8. Peggy on May 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Marc I couldn’t stop laughing! You should have been a writer, you really can tell a story. So glad you are having such a great time. Sam is adorable!

  9. gail on May 7, 2011 at 5:38 am

    love it crazy man. miss you.

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