I am not sure how some people get nicknames. Our bigger small town has a number of characters. Herbie, Boner, Wally, Hairlip and Weasel to name a few. Now how the heck do you get the nickname Boner? or Weasel?
Boner is a real person. He owns a business in town and drives a golf cart back and forth from his home, where the yard is well kept and a flag is proudly displayed.
Boner’s trees had real pretty golden foliage the other day.
We drove by once and turned around to get a shot of trees and the old water tower. The house with the green trim used to be a neighborhood grocery ( Nelson’s Grocery then Spaeth’s Grocery). Far Guy’s Dad would write him a note and give him 15 cents, he would walk the half a block to buy his Dad cigarettes.
I am not sure how long that old water tower will be allowed to stand…progress you know.
Not to be left out we have a lady about town who is known as Crazy Mary. She used to visit me in the museum. Musta been drugs that burned out her brain…her latest quest was feeding the homeless, she wanted to install a drive through window so they could be served faster.
Have you ever had a nickname? :)