You Betchya

Exchange between two old codgers, overheard recently at a Minnesota rest area off of Interstate 94 on an (86° F) day:

“Well, we could have snow in November ya know.”*

“Yah, that’s true.”

“I hope the winter’s mild. I like when it’s mild.”

“Yah, me too. Then it’s not so cold.”

Graphic with Minn outline + Yah, sure, you betchya.

* No Minnesotans or brogues were intentionally harmed or exaggerated in this post’s execution.

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Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, blogger ( nonprofit founder ( and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.


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