Athens fireman Owens gets stand-up comedy at retirement party
By Holly Hollman
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ATHENS — Jerry Owens got accolades and a stand-up comedy routine during his retirement reception Monday at City Hall.
Athens Fire Chief Cliff Christopher and Mayor Dan Williams awarded Owens a plaque and certificate for his service as a firefighter since August 1979. He retired this month as a Firefighter 3.
Firefighter Clint Boyd gave Owens a stand-up routine.
Boyd, borrowing from comedian Jeff Foxworthy's "you might be a redneck" schtick, delivered these one-liners.
You might be an Owens if...
You have Little Debbie stuck in your mustache.
Your Sunday best is camouflage.
Your two best friends are Briggs and Stratton.
You eat four-year-old deer meat.
You sharpen your lawn mower blades on your anniversary.
Owens' wife, Kathy, laughed at the accurate portrayal of her husband. Now that he's retired, she said, he has a 12-mile-long "honey do" list, and then he can relax.
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