What three musical artists would you take with you to the proverbial island?
Delbert McClinton, Otis Redding, John Prine (followed closely behind by Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, and The Amazing Rhythm Aces).
When you are not working, how do you spend your time?
Golfing, hunting, fishing, and playing with grandchildren.
Who is/was your favorite pet? Why?
Black Lab T-Bone. Some 15-20 years ago, I had just finished a dove shoot outside of Gov. Sonny Perdue's home town of Bonaire, GA and had about a 3-hour wait before my family stopped by to pick me up on their way back to Atlanta. Everybody else had gone but T-Bone and me. So, I was left with just my dog, a few beverages, and one Merle Haggard CD with "What Am I Gonna Do with the Rest
of My Life?" and several other classics on it to keep me company. Being a
bit tired from the hunt, I was enjoying just sitting around outside in the sunshine talking to T-Bone. Then all of a sudden it started to rain, which moved us from our spot outside to an old house with a front porch, tin roof, and a four-seat row of dilapidated theater seats from who-knows-where to sit on. I'm here to tell you...if you ever have to wait on somebody to pick you up, I hope you're lucky enough to have a combination of things like that to keep you company. Fresh memories from a favorite pastime, cold beer, a good dog, rain beating down on a tin roof, and singing along with Merle. As they say, "It just don't get any better than that!" (I know, "doesn't" is proper, but it doesn't do justice to the expression.)
If you have/wish you had a boat, what kind would you have, and what would you name it?
A Boston Whaler, of course...which will make the 4th one we've enjoyed. For some reason, I think the first two went unnamed, but the last one was called "We Be Jammin' ", which seemed appropriate to our activities at the time. Following that tradition, we'd have to name the fourth Whaler "We Be Jammin' II"
Do you have any nicknames?
Jubilee; Jules; Julio; Krazy; Papa Jules (courtesy of my grandchildren).
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Now what do you want to be when you grow up?
A retired cowboy.
Any words of wisdom to share?
- Begun is half done.
- Always remember... no matter where you go, there you are.
- Attitude is everything.
- Character is who you are in the dark.
- There are no empty Tabasco Sauce bottles.
- A wet bird never flies at night.
- "What we got here is failure to communicate!" - Cool Hand Luke
- Nobody's ever paid me enough not to have fun.
- Life's too short not to have fun.
- Be sure you like the person you see in the mirror.
- Good friends are hard to come by... treat them as a treasure.
- Never wash a cast iron frying pan with soap.