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The Hayneville Tool and Die plant closed for a half day on Friday to give workers a jump start on Labor Day festivities. Shop foreman Coy Collander locked up, washed his hands and face at the outdoor spigot, then drove to Biloxi to enjoy three days of free casino drinks and the company of a widow woman from Hattiesburg.
Bootsy Sykes had to stop his overheating pickup truck twice on the way home and suddenly the idea hit him that, dang, Hayneville Motors was having a special on Chevy Silverados and he, Bootsy, had labored hard all year and by gawd deserved a new ride.
Hoot Shiner also, on his way home, called his lovely bride Temerity for her grocery list and stopped at the Piggly Wiggly to buy a Boston butt, liquid smoke, a sack of Yukon Golds and a box of pink wine.
Stump Shiner picked up Charlene at her beauty shop, noticed a pale, wizened man dressed in black with what appeared to be a fresh perm (?) and drove to have dinner with Char's mama, Big Ruby, whose succulent standing rib beef roast should have been declared illegal if not unholy.
The Grim Reaper steered his Cadillac Eldorado hearse slowly through the evening streets, windows down, curls shaking slightly in the breeze, anticipating that somewhere due west, a rich cattleman pharmaceutical salesman and an oil lobbyist driving home from Tampa in identical E-series Mercedes were destined to collide at an intersection where Tropical Storm Isaac had blown down the stoplights, and Grimmy would collect them to meet his August quota.