So the hose goes

June 13, 2014


A perfect story for Father’s Day.

It never occurred to me that this form of naughtiness was exclusive to Gulf Coast children. I was so surprised, that I wrote this article for Gulf Coast Newspapers. Let me know if you have ever done this  – and if you have . . . shame on you!



So the hose goes . . .

It’s something I thought everyone did when they were children, but I discovered that it is a unique form of naughtiness reserved for those who reside on sandy soil, like here on the Gulf Coast. I’m talking about shoving the  . . . 

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“Southern with a Gulf Coast View” can be found in these fine newspapers: The Courier, The Foley Onlooker, The Islander, The Baldwin Times and The Independent.



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  1. Yeah, that’s not something you could do in Pennsylvania. The ground is hard and full of rocks, but it’s very similar to the fracking they’re doing up there drilling (with water) through shale for natural gas. It amazes us how soft the ground is here.

  2. Clever lad. When required to write a whole page, just increase the margins and write down the middle of the paper.

  3. Ha ha! No, I had no friends who taught me to do this! I know I missed out! I love the story of your little son and his note! I’m old now and just may have to try this! 🙂
    I don’t want to grow up you know.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

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