Shooting. Hunting. Laughter. Work. Meals together. Prayer. Duck Dynasty.
Yes, I am one of the millions who watch the Robertson family. Why? Real humor. Real life. Real family who seem unpretentious. Of course, there is ambition. How else does a 40-year-old company go from a small business into a huge enterprise?
Ambition bridled. The bridle seems to be their faith.
Love and laughing. I have not doubt even as they tease and make wiry observations that could be mean-spirited that they are one of those families that stick together through thick and thin.
My brother had never seen it! He and his family visited. this summer. We sat in my kitchen in hard chairs. We laughed until we cried.
They laugh and we laugh with them. No meanness. Some eye rolling but not mean.
I am guess there is nobody who sasses Miss Kay without some severe scolding. In fact, they probably just don’t.
I especially loved the time Grandfather Phil took his cutie pie little granddaughters fishing. Sugar and spice, cute matching boots and coats. Big bows. Dimples galore. An obviously smitten grandpa.
I haven’t had catfish and hush puppies in years! There was a shack and dock on Black Rock River my Uncle Steamboat used to buy catfish from when we came to visit. He was a life long bachelor with a checkered past. We got BBQ at another small place with a big smoker in the back. Eat your heart out Bobby Flay!
You see, we know people like the Robertson’s and their employees. Not rich in money but in the ways that count. And yes, we know some mean as a snake in the grass people that lurk around sometimes even foolin’ people.
We know towns like this. In a weird way, it is good for us. We have moved away from those early years of our lives. It is a reminder of good times and good people, our family.
I loved Phil saying if people don’t like that they pray at the end of the episode then don’t watch. Standing firm. Not loud, not pushy, not mean. Steadfast.
They are not a perfect family AT ALL. Flaws are apparent. Did you hear Miss Kay say Phil was not always so nice?
There is a longing for authenticity. For family. For some stability. Watching them gives hope because they live in hope and love and laughter. In faith. Keeping on keeping on. Steady. Steadfast.
Do you want to be steady? What helps you to keep on keeping on?