Vennieisms: I Was Zapped

I was sixteen. It was January 1986. My mother had a 1980 Bonneville, four-door V-8 sedan. We lived at Harlan Trailer Park, Route 4, #12-C, Martin, TN.

I was dating who would briefly be my husband, and also how I came to acquire my last name. We’ll just refer to him as J for now. J was visiting a friend in a remote town called Samburg, located by Reelfoot Lake.

Reelfoot Lake has an interesting history. It is located near Tiptonville, Tennessee. The lake’s name comes from a legend about a 19th-century Chickasaw Indian chief who was called Reelfoot because he had a deformed foot. His defiance of the Great Spirit by stealing a bride from a neighboring tribe supposedly caused the earthquake which formed the lake.

Subscribe to get access

Read more of this content when you subscribe today.

Join the Conversation

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.