On In The Ozarks
by Tod Connor
Hold on, Elmer,
what are you doing down there?
Now just relax,
plannin' on stickin' that thing in there, are you?
Lizzie. We've waited long enough, it's time to
give this a try.
gonna ask me afore you just went ahead and did it?
'Cause it ain't
safe. What if it gets stuck.
It won't get
stuck. It's s'posed to go in there. I'll just
slide it in nice 'n easy.
Oh yeah? And
what if it don't fit, what then?
Don't be silly.
I already spoke to Halliday and he says his fits
s'posin' I let you stick that in there and afore
long you won't ever wanna do anything else. You'll
be stickin' it in all the time.
No, Lizzie, I
promise, I'll take it real slow and easy. We can
just try it once a week for a time. And then,
after you get used to it, we can increase our
frequencies, as they say.
Well, I don't
know, ain't you gonna prepare it in some way?
Maybe grease it up so it goes in like it's s'posed
says you don't wanna go puttin' anything on there.
That can cause some big problems. He's been doin'
this for years. You trust him, don't you Lizzie?
Yeah, but he
ain't here right now so if something goes wrong
he won't be able to help us pull it out.
You worry too
much. Just take a deep breath. There...
Oh, you were
right, Elmer, that's real nice.
I told ya.
That there plug lets us light up the whole room.
We won't need no kerosene lamps no more, Lizzie.
This here 'lectricity is the wave of the future.