Chapter 6 – Fried Squirrels and “Buttermilk”

by Christopher Gronlund on November 7, 2010

When the O’Briens stop in the hills of West Virginia to pick up Aunt Margie, James spends time with Michael’s uncle, Otis, while Michael is forced to hang out with his creepy cousin, Daryl. It’s an up-close look at the crooked branch of Michael’s family tree.

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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:08 – Theme Music (by Pirato Ketchup)
00:00:55 – Commentary
00:01:18 – If It Was Good Enough For Shakespeare…
00:02:32 – Up the Holler and a Bucket of Blood
00:03:04 – iTunes Ratings and Review
00:03:30 – Last Week Recap
00:03:50 – Chapter 6: “Fried Squirrel and ‘Buttermilk'”
00:05:07 – The Dreaded Kiss of Aunt Margie
00:09:29 – James and Uncle Otis
00:11:46 – Michael and Cousin Daryl
00:13:05 – Michael and Cousin Debbie
00:15:00 – Paps
00:18:08 – The Yellowed Newspaper Article on the Frankenstein Fridge
00:19:12 – A Shack Full of Treasures
00:20:58 – Heading Out
00:22:21 – Coming Next Week
00:22:34 – Credits
00:25:02 – End

{ 5 comments }

Larry Tubbs December 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

This chapter brought tears to my eyes. The laughter kind, not the sadness kind. I’m really digging the story. Thanks for sharing it with us Chris.

Christopher Gronlund December 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Thank you, Larry. It’s one of my favorite chapters, just because it makes me happy that my trip to West Virginia when I was a kid was normal compared to Michael’s trip.

I’m glad it made you laugh; there were a few lines I had to read multiple times to get right because I kept laughing, too.

Carolina December 14, 2010 at 6:31 am

I couldn’t sleep, and somehow while browsing found your site…I think through your wife’s site…anyway I landed here about 1 AM, it’s now 4 AM, and I’ve been listening to your story the entire time. I’m really enjoying it, alas I will have to start getting ready for work soon (and on so little sleep this is sure to be an ‘interesting’ day) so I’ll have to return later to finish hearing the rest of the book. I’m really enjoying it so far. I can’t contribute to the site this month…it IS Christmas, sorry, but I’ll bear it in mind for next month. And, I WILL be back. I just book marked it on Delicious.

Thanks again.

Christopher Gronlund December 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Thank you for listening, Carolina–I really appreciate it!

Very little sleep always makes for an interesting day; I hope it didn’t drag too much for you. Or, at the very least, that you were soooooo tired that everything seemed funny.

It really means a lot to me that people like the story enough to take time out and listen. If you just finished Chapter 6, you may not have heard or seen that I’m doing a giveaway. I’ll be sure to add your name to the list of entries.

Take care, and I hope you get a good night’s sleep!

Christopher Gronlund December 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Oh, and as far as donating…never feel like you have to.

Hell Comes With Wood Paneled Doors really is free. If people listen and never donate, I have no problem with that–simply listening is plenty.

If the story moves you in some way, makes you laugh, and you want to donate, that’s fine, but never feel like you have to.

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