Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wi-Fi Available in Rose Hill

Photos below.... and I don’t know how I got a copy of this joke, years ago, or who wrote it.  

I switched the names and references from the Virginia Mountaineer of Grundy, Backbone Ridge, Haysi, and Bubba to the Powell Valley News in Lee County, Cumberland Mountain, Rose Hill, and Joan -- so that I am the butt of the joke.  

Does that make the joke less “politically incorrect?”  Here’s the joke….

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago. Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: "California archaeologists, after finding 200 year old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."  One week later, the Powell Valley News in Lee County, Virginia reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in her backyard near Cumberland Mountain in Rose Hill, a self-taught archaeologist reported that she found absolutely nothing. Joan has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, that part of Virginia had already gone wireless."  Hillbillies are such a proud bunch.

Wi-Fi is now available in Rose Hill Library’s parking areas.  The maple tree beside the library offers some delightful shade and there’s a nice view of the cliffs from under that shade tree.

1 comment:

Charles Yeary said...

It;'s great that I've found this site. Now in Oklahoma City,OK I'm the original Western Lee County Mountain Man. Will send more later. Must go now.It's good to see HOME again. Charles Yeary cyeary70@yahoo.com