Laetitia and her group crossed the Ohio River into Kentucky, and spent most of the day in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, hiking and wildlife watching. They spent the evening at Oak Grove, Kentucky, a community of about 7,000 adjacent to Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
When Laetitia went to happy hour before meeting her group for dinner, the gossip around the bar reminded her a little of a parody of the Anniversary Song, published by Al Jolson in the 1940s. The parody went, “Oh how we danced, on the night we were wed; we danced, and we danced, ‘cause the room had no bed.” According to the gossip, a soldier’s wife named Sue Ann, whose husband was deployed, took a man she’d met at a bar to an abandoned cabin on the edge of town for a lunch-hour tryst. The furniture had been removed and the only flat surface they could find above the dirty floor was a wood range that had been too heavy to move. They were so active that the rattling stovepipe let down a shower of soot, covering the back of Sue Ann who was on top. It became the limerick of the day presented at dinner.
When the absence of furniture drove
Sue Ann to tryst on a wood stove
The soot on her back
Had one great drawback
For she now is the talk of Oak Grove.