I took a few photos at Tallahassee Nursery’s “Summer Sips” event on Wednesday evening. Here’s one of my favorites from the night:
I call it “Big Bad Bromeliad.”
That reminded me of my favorite childhood song, “Big Bad John,” the heart wrenching story of a miner who sacrifices himself to save his co-workers during a mine collapse. Yes, that’s the kind of tale that appealed to me as a child.
Jimmy Dean, famous for his sausages, sang “Big Bad John.” He was practically a hometown boy, having grown up in Plainview, Texas, just 30 miles or so from my own home town of Floydada.
I believe that’s a young Jimmy Dean in the photo below, but Pinterest couldn’t differentiate between Jimmy Dean of sausage fame, and actor James Dean.
I know for certain that it’s Jimmy Dean sausage pictured here, though.
As far as I know James Dean didn’t deal in pork products as a sideline, nor did he sing.
He could have, though. He was just that cool.
Without further ado (or a decent segue, for that matter) here’s Jimmy Dean, singing, “Big Bad John.”