Today starts the new series, A Hill Country Hootie Hoo. The phrase "hootie hoo" is one of my elder son's favorite conversation stoppers to indicate that someone has really changed the subject on him or has really come up with something totally unexpected.
Of course he will tell you that "hootie hoo" is the Andy of Mayberry's Lodge Brothers greeting to other lodge members. "Hootie Hoo" he learned as a child watching the Andy Griffith Show and the lodge brothers phase got locked into his working vocabulary. My son is a teacher; I can't image him saying "Hootie hoo" to one of his students whose answer or comment is so "off the wall" that it take the discussion to a whole new level but I'm sure he does.
Of course "hootie hoo" has taken on recent slang meaning but we won't go there.
This series is a hodge-podge --- a miscellany of articles including those of the hindsight variety --- and, yes, even some completely "off the wall" subject matter will be covered. Each Saturday beginning today watch for A Hill Country Hootie Hoo. Click the link below to see what the Hootie Hoo for today is all about.