Blues miracle

Mississippi was great fun.  Getting to meet `Nate-Dog' and `The Gnome' and the various other criminal Welsh-types who gather around Ref21 was a pleasure.  And staying at a hotel where the guy behind the desk looked like Rod Steiger in `In the Heat of the Night' and who spoke in a strange language of which the words `Sears Jeans' was the only one I could understand (don't ask me why or how that phrase came up -- remember Linguistics 101: words get their meaning from how they are used in a sentence).