Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Matlock Gathers the Eggs
Today in an immortal episode of Matlock, Matlock was in a chicken house gathering the eggs. I don't know where this chicken house was because the location was not explained and I know he does not have a chicken house in his home in Atlanta where he is the most outstanding criminal defense lawyer in the city if not in the USA, despite the fact that he was the sheriff of Mayberry until middle age and I don't know how he managed to graduate from Harvard Law School and still collect a minimum retainer for all his clients for $100,000 a clip but of course all his clients are innocent so $100,000 is pretty cheap. Anyway, back to the chicken house. The chicken house was exactly like the chicken house I had to clean. There was stuff all over the roosts and Matlock had to lean down in the straw in order to gather the eggs. He had a basket of at least 3 dozen eggs which I don't know why he needed with his $100,000 retainer fees. But I thought of Ann as I watched this episode. I did not like being reminded of our chicken house at home. I like my eggs in a cardboard carton in Albertson's grocery. But the rural nostalgia is powerful and I may move back to Penrose yet and raise some chickens. By then Ann will have fried her chickens and go two blocks to Costco to get 2 dozen super large nice white clean eggs for $2 or so.