stories

Stories, legends and family tales

Stories told over turkey: "My favorite story is about my 80-year-old grandmother chasing a log truck down on Highway 41, right outside of Macon, Georgia. If you ever wonder where I get my tenacity from, wonder no more."

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How old is that story, bro?: Trucking tales, legends, ghosts

"Beware, newbies, you're not the first and you won't be the last to hear about Large Marge....": Wendy Parker on traveling folktales, trucking and roots in European lore.

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Momma Bears put out cab fires, slap tornadoes…

"A tornado was coming and my own Mother heaved a queen-size mattress into a 4-by-6 bathroom with one arm while simultaneously dragging and throwing me under it with the other. She broke the door off the hinges."

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Lying to the kids

"Lying to the kids is perfectly alright when it involves fairy tales.... It's not OK to lie to kids about things they need to know."

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Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to go in and get your little yellow paper, a fellow mover was there and, when asked what he was hauling, replied, ‘Bedbugs.’” A young officer on hand “proceeded to write him up a livestock permit,” McConnell added, an older officer letting ...

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