The Frogtown Croaker

Walker Bramblett
Short humor, stories, memoirs, perspective.
Created 02 Jul 2021
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  • ASSAULT, BATTERY, & THANKSGIVING
    27 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Before we even got to the meal on Thanksgiving, Uncle Fudd drank all the wine, forgot what came next, and left for home. He totaled his car in the driveway and blocked everybody in. Comer Gene the Wre...
  • PRELUDE TO BABYLON
    20 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 9
    The center of the universe was the Dairy Queen. They didn’t have a drive-through, you parked and walked up to a little window to order your goodies. Families ate in their cars, while teenagers mingled...
  • It's My Ears, Ears!
    13 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    Ah, Fall. The colors, the scent, that old wistful, nostalgic feeling. The rushing gentle breezes stirring the rusty dry leaves, setting them free, swirling them in the air. It brings a certain feeling...
  • Living With Robert Di Niro
    06 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    It was a sunny fall day when I crossed the mountain and drove down into the valley the Cherokee called, “Chicka-na-coochee-etta-swan-wah-wah-tee-tee,” which means, “town.” Booger was in jail on charge...
  • Portrait of an Arsonist
    30 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 9 5
    He grew up two blocks from the courthouse square, in a little gray shack of a house owned by the richest man in town. When he was five, he saw a stranger coming up the road on foot. There was somethin...
  • SCHEDULE SOLVED!
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    Subscribers, the schedule for posts will continue to be every Saturday at about 5:00 p.m., thanks to the discovery of Ribbets! Last Saturday I posted the first Ribbet, I Drew a Blank in Jackson. Ribbe...
  • I Drew a Blank in Jackson
    23 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    Introducing Ribbets. Ribbets are not quite Croaks and probably have no point except fun. Gabby, Junior Editor (reaction to being reassigned to Ribbets) Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer o...
  • What is Fascism, Really?
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    The word “fascism” has been thrown about more in the last five years than ever in my lifetime, even though World War II was quite fresh in our collective memory when I was born. We were proud of whipp...
  • New Schedule
    09 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 8 2
    Thirty years ago I started writing a weekly column for the local newspaper, and it went on for seven years. I wrote some decent pieces, but I also wrote many rushed pieces just to meet the deadline. E...
  • Booger's Bar & Pedicure Parlor
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 3
    I drove to town to run some errands and stopped off at Booger’s Bar & Pedicure Parlor on the way back. The pedicure chair was covered with dust, as usual. Nobody would let Booger give them a pedicure,...
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