July 11, 2005
the knife fight.
so to start off this story i guess i'll post a picture of the post office which, i think, shows how small the town is.
so tonight i drove down a rustic road. i came over a hill where two twenty something guys had their shirts off. i stop my car about 10 feet away, roll down my window and hear "i'm f***in comin` after ya!" in his southern twang. the guy who said this was pretty ripped and the other who was running away wasn't and had long hair down his back. the guy w/ the muscles had a knife in his hand facing down. at this point i'm not really sure whether or not to turn around or pass by. so i decide to pass, as i go by a couple on lookers wave and i wave back. everyone else in the neighborhood was either mowing their lawn or sitting on the porch. i guess a reguluar occurance in the backhills of west virginia?? perhaps.
about a block away i get out of my car so i can shoot some footage of the town. i wish i had a small camera on me so i could have taken at least a still of what i witnessed. i should have gone back to see what the fight was about and became a news reporter for the moment.
on another note....
i saw a fully functional coal mine today...
Posted by jennifer at July 11, 2005 8:51 PM
thats the west virginia i expected but never saw. my grandparents' live there, a few weeks of most of my summers were spent in its sweeping landscapes and hillbillery. near my grandparent's fairly normal suburb, this farmer had constructed a rickety make shift 'zoo' where you could feed bears raisin bread. they seemed to have more space and be healthier than the average zoo captive though.
i miss that state.
Posted by: todd at July 12, 2005 2:07 AM
i wish i would have run into this make shift zoo. that would have been amazing.
Posted by: jen at July 14, 2005 5:29 PM