Who would have thought Pattie Bagley would occupy three days in a row of posts! Simply unheard of. And I apologize in advance to anyone out there who is tired of hearing about this woman! But I have a third and final post that I could not resist. I know — I said I couldn’t resist yesterday too, but I promise this is the last post, at least for this year, about GBA’s Madame President!
So yesterday, while writing my investigative exposé on Miss Pattie, I sort of had a premonition when I stated the possibility of finding her ditching class again, and out in the woods sneaking moonshine. Well, I didn’t catch her in the woods. Instead, she invited us over for a quick visit at her new “vacation” cabin in the back hills of North Carolina. And while we were there, she made me her signature drink (extra emphasis on the “signature”) she dubbed the “Hillbilly Smoothie.”
There’s no instructional recipe but rather an ingredient list. Simply mix it all together the way you feel like it: Ice, Ginger Ale, Peaches (frozen work best) and some good ‘ole Moonshine! (try not to get arrested when out looking for some). Now before anyone gets serious on me, you can actually buy “legal moonshine” depending on what state you live in. So I’m not suggesting you do anything against the law! If you cannot get your hands on any moonshine, try Gin instead.
I have never tried moonshine before but I hear she has a knack for luring people in to her wicked ways. And I have to cautiously admit, her Hillbilly Smoothie was delicious! I mean everyone should try everything at least once, right? (We all know Pattie has!)
As I wrote a couple days ago, It was all in good fun! Besides, I have since learned that she’s actually a Humanitarian of sorts… as she explained to me earlier today, because of her masterful and extraordinary weaving abilities, she periodically disappears from class so other students will feel less inferior.
So what I gathered was that her behavior was not from any laziness or goofing off, but rather a self-sacrificing commitment to others to mask her superior basketry genius.
I have one word for you Pattie…. Whateva!
***Disclaimer: What Pattie is holding could simply be water in a mason jar with a slice of lemon making it appear like it’s moonshine, therefore upholding her bad-Pattie image. Or it could be pure Vodka. Or Sprite. We will never know.