The Annual Haggard Smoky Mtn. Picnic

The Haggard Family Shindig is on for this Saturday, August 1st, in Cades Cove, which is located in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 12:30 o’clock in the afternoon, but still in time for lunch. 
Cades Cove, Tennessee

Cades Cove, Tennessee

 We don’t have a rainy day plan, so pray for no lightnin’, no pourin’ down thunderation thunderstorms, and no strong and mighty wind forces.  If’n you don’t pray, pack your rubber boots and rubber duckies, cuz you will be eatin’ you some wet chcken little. 

The information listed below was provided to me by my next of kin, kindred spirits, and various and assorted other individuals, who shall remain nameless, but their initials are Aunt Wanda Byrd and Sonny Payne.  Hereunto let it be known and acknowledged that the following persons will be bringing the thereafter following vittles:

Aint Wanda – cold slaw, tater salad, and a yummy, even delicious cake

Karen Broke & Jordie – don’t know yet, but I’m sure it will be delectible

Sonny Boy & Reva Jo – a bucket of dead chicken and slaw.  All that and a bag of chips

Jeaneane (Nene Mae), and Becky Sue – a bucket of dead chicken, original recipe, with baked up beans

Donna Roberta and Tommy Wayne – a decadent, sinfully delicious dessert, and whutever else she wants to throw in

Dianer and John Boy Nevinz (or a friend, if JB can’t come) – more dead chicken, slaw, and whatever else they’re hungry for

Pammie Poo and Chuckie Do – a few newspapers to sling over the tables, sum tin foil to eat off of, a box of kleenex to wipe our hands and mouths on, moonshine, tin cups, some kind of bread, and burnt beans

If’n you don’t see nuthin here that you are a cravin’, pick up your most favorite food and bring it with ya.

Rules for August 1st, in the year of our Lord, 2009:

No gripin’

No complainin’

No rollin’ of the eyes

No talkin’ behind one t’others backs

No cussin’ or fussin’

No squirt guns or other such objects, cuz if we are askin’ the Lord for His blessins with good weather, we shouldn’t bring water toys.

Must laugh

Must wear a smile

Must bring an appetite

Bug spray is optional

Let’s round em up and move em out.  See ya on the Saturdee!

Luv from your cousin, mother, sister, wife, aunt, niece,

Pamela

P. S. 

Those of youin’s that can’t make it this year, we will do better next time and git an invite to you much more earlier.  We’ll be missin’ you!

I will write about what I learned from this experience after it’s over and done with.

I fount this blog about somebody else’s love for Cade’s Cove.  Have a look at it, too.  Tell her I sent ya!

Rocky Top Tennessee – http://tinyurl.com/l64j6d

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8 Comments on “The Annual Haggard Smoky Mtn. Picnic”

  1. Rhea Says:

    Have a blast! I can just imagine ya’ll in Cades Cove, picnicking!


  2. I just love the language – so different to what we speaker here in Oz.

  3. Debbie Stevens Says:

    Just adore the ‘lingo’ Pam! lol I bet you had a wonderful day, look forward to reading more about the food and everything in between…. so ya’ll, I’ll be back, HEAR?! lol


  4. Here’s hopin’ y’all have a foot stompin’ great day enjoyin’ the sunshine, the moonshine, and buckets of dead chicken!!!


  5. No I’d love to be an ant at that picnic! If it were my family picnic I’d have to add NO SMIOKIN’ cause some of my family members smoke like chimneys and a TWO DRINK LIMIT–because the “no cussin and fussin’ goes out the window after two drinks🙂

  6. Betty Lynch Says:

    Have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Pooor me I cannot get to those pictures. I do give up’ Kinda enjoyed th blackberry long information.
    YOUR GREAT AUNT WANDA,


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