Wednesday’s beans ’n greens ’n other things:


FROM THE back of the jacket worn by First Lady Melania Trump on a trip to south Texas to look at the unmitigated immigration mess her husband Donald (our president) has caused with a stroke of the  pen:

           I really

        Don’t’ Care

Do You?

Now, from the 1697 play “The Mourning Bride” by William Congreve:

“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”

People, as far-fetched as that may sound, it could be just that simple.

The Donald has, over the years, put a lot of shame and humiliation on his wife. There is little doubt her wearing of the jacket added fuel to the President’s disregard of common decency (and other sins). She knew her jacket would be a walking billboard and the centerpiece over several days for CNN and MSNBC.

The jacket came from a company called Zara (they’ve got two stores in Atlanta), which sold it for $39 until they all sold out. So did she buy it because of the message, or because she liked the way it looked?

Whatever her purpose, I have the impression our First Lady always knows exactly what she’s doing. I’d also put down a sawmill there was one heck of a shouting session when she got home.

Like from an old country song:

“Who knows what goes on behind closed doors?”

I do think she’s a classy lady.

I could be out in right field with this, but really who isn’t?


IT’S PEACHES per usual Friday morning at Regions in Oxford. Time is 6 a.m.

And, according to our peach man, Ken Easterling, he will have a bunch of tomatoes from his Chilton County dirt.



Q — “Did you hear about the Italian chef who died?”

A — “He PASTA away!

I warned you ...


BIRTHDAYS: June 21 — Allen Knight; June 22 — Patricia Waters; June 23 — Dalton Freeman; June 27 — Ted Embry; June 28 — Robert Ralph Stewart and Myrline Redmon; June 29 — Mark Cotton and Brenda Faulkner; June 30 — (twins) — Jimmy Busby and Carrie Cheatwood.


OVER MAYBE the best fried chicken this side of the Alamo, good buddy and former sports columnist for The Birmingham News, Clyde Bolton, threw a piece of trivia that goes back to when he was a running back for Lou Scales at Alexandria.

“Betcha I may be the only football player anywhere that had his number retired not once but twice.”

I didn’t know that and I didn’t believe that.

Looking at my face, Clyde said:

“Number 34 was worn by Bo Jackson at Auburn and Herschel Walker at Georgia.”

Oh, well ... we all have our moments of fame, don’t we?

Oh, I forgot to mention that the chicken was at Two Sisters in Ashville, a darn fine country restaurant. It ranks right there with Chef T’s out on 431 and that says it all.



“Old people are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem, they remove their caps, stand at attention, and sing along.

“They know the words and believe in them.”

I really do like that ... since I’m one of ’em.

Thanks for visiting.


George Smith can be reached at 256-239-5286 or email: