The late sausage king and singer talks about getting old, being a good American, living up to expectations, and much more, as told to Esquire in October of 2001.
1. You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.
2. When I was a kid, I used to think, Man, if I could ever afford all the ice cream I want to eat, that's as rich as I ever want to be.
3. I used to help my granddaddy make sausage. He would mix it up in a cleaned-out washtub with his hands, no gloves. Man, if we did anything like that today, they would jack the jail up and throw us under it.
4. You know you're getting old when you go to more funerals than you do weddings.
5. A lot of things I am, and a lot of things I am not. But I think I'm about as good an American as there is. I love this country. It's been very, very good to me. And it will be good to anybody if they are willing to give ofRead More »from 15 Life Lessons from Late Sausage King Jimmy Dean