Where’s The “BUTT MEAT?!”

I’m not sure if everyone knows, so in case you’re not aware, South Carolina’s, “BUTT MEAT” sign has been wiped clean.

Here’s the rub for me: Being from Anderson, SC, our family went to Myrtle Beach. I don’t know if it was the fastest route to the coast, but it’s what we did. In high school, my buddies and I never really went south of Surfside/Garden City. Anyone remember how fun Sam’s Corner was?!

Anyway, once we hit Columbia, we’d get on I-20 and head east on the Interstate.

Fast forward to living in Columbia, SC, and dating and marrying a girl from Manning, SC. Well, the route as a kid went from Interstates to two-lane country roads.

The sign in the pic above used to display the words, “BUTT MEAT.” It’s silly at worst, and well, silly at best. Either way, it was always there at the crossroads of 261 towards Manning (and the beach) and taking a right towards Summerton, South Carolina.

Last week, on our way to and from the beach for spring break, I noticed that this country road landmark had been taken down. I was stunned, really.

Let me give some context. Kinsey passed away in 2001, and we dated for four years and were married for almost one. That sign has read, “BUTT MEAT” for over 20 years, and now it doesn’t.

Bid deal? Wellll? No….but, sort of?

A day after I returned home from the beach Jennifer called and the first thing she said on her way home with our girls was, “Oh babe, The ‘Butt Meat’ sign is gone!”

I said, “I know! I think I need to blog about it!”

Now you know!

Thank you!

Franklin Jones


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