I grew up hearing that “if the good Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise” – and I thought it was the depth of the water in Bull Creek or Lindsey Creek. But Grannie told us it referred to an uprising among the Creek Indians – the ones Andrew Jackson fought just west of our home.
CAN YOU COUNT?
Grannie Lindsay also taught us how to count from 1 to 10 “the way the Indians did it.” I cannot vouch for which of the “Indian” languages she was quoting but I suspect it was one of the clans of the Cherokee. There were still some of them wandering the woods in our part of Georgia when she was a girl. Could have been Creeks.
Here’s how my sister Lindsay and I remember it: