All-American Manliness: Tennessee

Today I get to focus on the state that served as my “home” this past summer:  Tennessee.  My “man” of the day, Johnny Cash,  wasn’t born in Tennessee, but he called it home for many, many years.  He and his wife, June Carter, are legends not only for their music, but also for their storied relationship.

I remember as a child watching various variety entertainment shows that had Johnny and June as guests and being totally taken in by her charm and how he was just turned to putty and was amused by her.  Whenever I saw him on television by himself, I used feel slightly intimidated, he seemed so stern and intense.  However, those times I did see them together, I could see him soften up a bit.  As an adult, I can totally appreciate what as a child I just couldn’t understand about them (over my head).

Everytime I watch this video, I get a bit choked up.  That thing between them that I didn’t understand as a child is present.  Also present is a man who had experienced a lot of hurt and struggles at various times in his life, but he learned to look to God and just kept plugging through.

Life isn’t perfect, we aren’t perfect, and nothing will ever be perfect.  Cash learned to accept that and kept God and his wife close to his heart. I think that is reflected in this song originally done by Nine Inch Nails.

“Hurt”–Johnny Cash

Caption Contest

Provide a fun and entertaining caption for this picture.  I will post winners Tuesday evening.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  🙂

THE WINNERS!!!!!
4.  Rodney Dill: “Sold to the man with the nose on his face.”

3.  Deathlok: The Stock Market rose sharply today as Democrats began buying voters as the election approached.

2.  Woody: “I want all those in favor of McCain to go on this side of the room, and all those in fovr of Obama to go on the other side. Then we play Bear Market dodgeball!”

The winner of this week’s contest is…
1.  Wyatt Earp: “My name is Bob, and I just stuck some pork bellies in my pants!”
Other Caption Contests: (**Please note that most of the links will take you to the front page of the blog, not directly to the contest, since not all of them were up at the time of this posting.  Links will be changed later in the day to reflect the contests.)

Cowboy Blob

Family Security Matters

Gone Rick Motel

Is this life?

Right Pundits

Rodney Dill

WILLisms

Wizbang

Wyatt

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WORLD SERIES CHAMPS!!!!!!  FINALLY.
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I’M WATCHING IT AND I STILL DON’T BELIEVE IT!