Yes, I just found out that there is a heavy metal rock band by that name, but ever since I was a little kid (now I am talking about the 1940’s) I heard my Grandpa use that phrase as sort of a cuss word or exclamation of surprise. My Grandpa never swore, except for that phrase, and I would hear it a lot. During that time and since then I have never heard any other person ever use that phrase. Now, this morning, I am going to use it as an exclamation of disappointment. Let me tell you why.
Yesterday evening a lot thunder storms rolled through our area. Some were quite heavy with damaging winds, but most were just plain good old fashion East Texas summer thunder storms which, to say the least, were badly needed. I checked the radar and they were coming from east to west and there seemed to be quite a few of them. On the radar it looked like a bunch of them were headed right for me. WRONG!! They seemed to separate and some went north of me, but most of them went south of my location. Oh so close; I could see them, hear them, and smell them, but they did not reach out and touch me. “Jumping Judas Priest!!!!” OK, let’s have a little faith, maybe today???
They said on TV that since last October this area has been in the worst drought in recorded history, and my place has been dryer than all around me. I guess I should not have said how much I like the desert and how nice it would be to live there. Another thing; we broke all standing records by a bunch yesterday with the temperature hitting 105 at the big airport. The hottest I saw it here was 103, but I probably didn’t look at the thermometer at the hottest part of the day.
Well there you have it. It was a hot time in the old town last night.
If any of you have ever heard the phrase (Jumping Judas Priest) used before, let me know. My Grandpa was the only one that I have ever heard use it.
You all stay cool and have a great week, you hear?