This post is a contribution from world renowned podcast celebrity Wichita Rutherford. Be sure to visit his site 5MinutesWithWichita.com to listen to his weekly podcast featuring interviews with bluegrass stars.
Buttermilk biscuits and grits. Buttermilk biscuits and grits. If I had 5 cents for every buttermilk biscuit I’ve eaten and 2 cents for every time I’ve said “Will you pass the grits please ma’am”? I could take us all to Hawaii and build our own compound and we could live in it for the rest of our lives with ocean views from our back porches and pine apples 8 times a day and servants checking to make sure Ricky Skaggs and KY Thunder were still coming on after Dolly Parton’s show out there by the pool. Now I’m gonna tell you this and you’re not going to believe it. I swear its true. I swear it. I was in line at the baggage claim at the LA airport and these people are talking and one fella says to the other “They have a restaurant here where they serve grits! Can you imagine! I can’t wait to go, I’ve never had any. And they have buttermilk biscuits! What are grits anyway?” I thought I was on Candid Camera or something. He was being serious. I just had to get a look at him. So, slowly, slowly I non-chalantley look around to see what this guy looks like. And he says to me, and I swear this is true: “Oh I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to offend you.” Well at that point I laughed so hard I almost threw up on him. My wife peed in her pants from laughing so hard and then the guy starts laughing too. We never said a word to one another. We just laughed at each other then at ourselves and then at each other again. I reached in my bag and pulled out a Flatt and Scruggs CD and handed it to him. He looked at it and then looked at me and bless his heart he said “Is this your band?” Then I peed in MY pants.