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Is Your Humor Deeper than a Holler?

(Before reading on, please note that the term “holler” in this article does not refer to giving a loud shout or cry. Instead, it’s a phrase that stems from my family roots in West Virginia and it means a remote road or area. Try to visualize a valley, a dirt road, and a dip in the land…) I once got stuck in a holler. It was during my early 20s and it was an experience that challenged my ability to embrace humor. Here is a moment-by-moment synopsis of the entire experience. (If you are wondering at the end if it’s all true, yep, every single detail!)  When I realized that my car was stuck in a holler during a trip home from West Virginia (to…

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