We were also celebrating that we know how to make Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) and that we happen to have between the two of us all the necessary ingredients. In case you don’t know about Long Island Ice Tea, I have included a how-to video at the bottom of this post. I’ll let you figure out how to be a Strumpet* all by yourself.
The one good thing about returning to Big Thicket is my best friend Tina. Tina Fredricks and I were best friends all through school. Okay she was also my only friend. Tina and I were both shy and could hardly speak to another person but for some reason we could talk to each other and we did, all day long. This was before texting when we actually wrote notes on paper with pens or pencils and passed them to each other in class or in the hall.
Tina never left Big Thicket but we stayed in touch through the years and it has been really great to get to see her everyday. Tina married a local boy after I left town and is still happily married to him.
Robert Timothy Tiny, the oldest son of Ben and Louise Tiny, and no, to my knowledge no one in the world has ever called him Tim Tiny. You see when he popped into this world forty something years ago, he came in at 11lbs and 5 ounces and everybody who saw him from the doctor to the nurses to his parents said exactly the same thing, “My God he is big.” And it stuck.
Tina who is now Tina Tiny is married to Big Tiny and they are one of those couples that I admire so much, even if they have those really dumb names.
As promised here is a strumpet giving you directions on how to make the "Tea".
Beware the Long Island Iced Tea: It can set your Inner Strumpet Free!