Good Ol’ Georgia Silvernecks

You’ve probably heard the term “good ol’ boys” or “Georgia rednecks.”  What do they mean by that?  They  mean that they are people who are from the hinterlands of the state, probably kinda backwards and woodsy.  They are the kind of folks you might find sitting on a wooden walkway in front of a country hardware store or bait and tackle shop where they site swapping huntin’ and fishin’ stories, drinkin’ beer.  They’d be wearin’ coveralls or overalls, a Big Ben long-sleeved blue work shirt and a Georgia Bulldogs hat.

When we were at GARFest on Saturday, we were walking from one end of the fair grounds to the other where we were going to watch some acrobats.  In the words of the Christmas story: “And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a couple of Georgia silvernecks!”

What, you ask, is a Georgia silverneck, and what’s the relationship between them and a Georgia redneck?  Well, I’ll let you look at the picture to see what a Georgia silverneck is…and they have nothing to do with Georgia rednecks, but I had to have some way to introduce the post today, right?

The rare (thankfully!) Georgia silvernecks

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1939, Sylvan Goldman introduced the first grocery shopping cart in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. What was it?  A folding chair with wheels!

TRIVIA FOR TODAY: the Pentagon is twice the size of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building in New York.


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