down, shut up and hang on! I’ve only ever flipped one garbage truck on its top, so like the “Rain Man” I am an excellent driver! To start with a little quiz, who can remember the nickname Tammys Grand Pa Ludowitz used to call her? Since he’s been dead since 1978, you have to have a good memory to get it.
Answer at the end.
Since Tam likes to tell stories about how off the wall her kids are, let me tell you a story about her. Then you may figure out where the kids get it! At the time of this story Tammy was about 13, the age in the big hair photo.
She loved to fish so I took her with me one beautiful summers day. We were killing our worms over at O’Learys Lake when who should show up but the Game Warden. He asked me for my license and I showed it to him. “What about her?” He asked. “Oh, Shes only 13” I told him. He looks at Tammy and asks “What year were you born?” To which Tammy looks him straight in the eye and says, “I don’t know.” “You don’t know when you were born,” he asked. And the reply he wasn’t looking for was “I can’t remember.”
Now this is the day before cell phones, so he makes us pack everything back in the car and follow him up the road. We follow him to“Sandy Hook” a dive bar just up the road.
Tammys Dad was a salesman at the time and this place happened to be one of his customers, so when we walked in behind the Game Warden the bartender, a guy named“Crackers” looked up and saw us he yells at Tammy “What did they arrest ya for kid, fishing
without a pole!!” HA HA HA, big laugh from everybody except the Game Warden, who
is now fuming, and Tammy who is now in tears. Luckily when a call was placed to the Wagner home Tammys Mom WAS able to remember when she was born and convinced
the Warden she was only 13.
This is one of many stories I have about Tammy since she spent a lot of time at our house when she was growing up. Maybe someday she will tell you about the time we took off running out of the house when my Mom and Dad (Tammy’s grand parents) got in a food fight!! And speaking of Grand Pa Ludowitz he often referred to Tammy as “Tammy Two Two.”
We have arrived at our next stop, and your regular driver will take over! Thanks for giving me the wheel for the day!