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More About The Shenanagans of Uncle Fossill's Cousin

Story ID:7964
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Fiction
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
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Now as some of you younger readers might not be aware of this fact but at one time in the history of the U.S.A.,there was a period in Governmental history when the Federal Government could and would order a person to join the military service,now I am neither advocatng this practice nor am I saying it was wrong,it is just the facts.
At any rate,this story concerns Uncle Fossill's cousin Buford,whom I have written about in past stories.It seems that Cousin Buford recieved a letter from the Knoxville draft board informing him that he,Buford Klingdorffer was to report to the Knoxville Draft Board and on penalty of law had to report within two weeks for induction into the U.S.Army,Uncle Fossill never told me if it was during world war 1 or world war 2 and I never asked.I feel that at this juncture I must add that the community of Podunk is by all accounts,an insular society in that they have little or no contact with anyone other than the people in and around Podunk Township which is and was the County Seat of Podunk County Tennessee.Anyway on the day of Cousin Bufords departure for Knoxville,every one in Podunk showed up at the local mule station(no busses nor trains are available in Podunk) to wish him a safe journey and a speedy return,as cousin Buford got up on the wagon bed,he turned to the crowd gathered around and waving said "farwell ole new nited states,I'm goin to Knoxville!
The End.
Bob Mitchum :)
Now I know that this tale might not seem funny to most of you who might read it,but when you take into account that this is actually some what of a true story with certain names being changed so that I will not get sued (or shot) then it takes on a whole different connontation.My Dad told me this story many years ago about his cousin that was actually boarding a train from Ashland Alabama on His way to Lagrange Georgia,I thought it was funny then and I think it is funny now and I wanted to share it with y'all.
Thanks for reading it and I hope you enjoyed it.
Bob Mitchum