Yes, Sharon, I am laughing, and anyone walking past my office is probably wondering if I have finally lost it completely! That was HILARIOUS! My mind makes pictures! Poor Goldie! "Oh Lawdy", indeed! Keep 'em coming!
That would be "a mess" in the truly Southern sense, which is a real compliment! I would agree with that interpretation. What a truly interesting life you have had, and what a store of treasured memories! Hoping that you will continue to share them.