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Women of Duck Commander come to Millington

By Walter Bruce Hale

Jessica Robertson, Korie Robertson with her daughter Bella, Lisa Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson, Missy Robertson with Matt Cody, Manager of Wal-Mart and his wife and son.

Jessica Robertson, Korie Robertson with her daughter Bella, Lisa Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson, Missy Robertson with Matt Cody, Manager of Wal-Mart and his wife and son.

Tiffany Hubbard, the first one in line, getting her book autographed.

Tiffany Hubbard, the first one in line, getting her book autographed.

Missy Robertson signing a duck decoy.

Missy Robertson signing a duck decoy.

On the night of June 11, they started lining up at Walmart. Tiffany Hubbard, from Covington, and two of her friends were the first three to line up. By the time, Miss Kay and the rest of the women arrived at 10:45 a.m., on Thursday,  there were more than 400 in line. Tiffany was there because she liked what the Robertsons stood for.
On Wednesday, a motor coach left Nashville headed to West Monroe, La.  At 5 a.m., on Thursday June 12, it left West Monroe headed to Millington. On board were Miss Kay, Jessica, Lisa, Missy, Korie and Bella, Korie’s daughter. The women behind the beards.
Wal-Mart was set up and waiting. The employees of Wal-Mart and Anderson Merchandisers worked hard setting up the book signing area. Setting up the table and chairs, roping off the area for fans to line up, and helping people get where they needed to be. They were on hand to greet the customers and the Robertsons.  According to Matt Cody, manager at Wal-Mart, the Robertsons picked the store to open the tour. They do some ministry work in the Mid South and wanted to start with a small community like Millington.
As we were waiting for the arrival of the Robertsons, I conducted a small poll to find out who the most popular of all the Robertsons was. I surveyed the first 200 and Uncle Si led with 62 votes, Miss Kay was second with 36 votes and Jase was third with 26.
When the Robertson ladies arrived they took the time to meet with the associates for a few minutes.  They were kind, polite and were happy to start their book signing tour off in Millington. They shook hands, took pictures and answered questions.
Out front the line was getting longer and everyone cheered when they arrived. They started signing books and did not stop until the last book or piece of paper was signed. They sat side by side and chatted with the men, women, and kids as they passed the books down the table. You could hear comments like “ Miss Kay, you remind me of my mother” or “ I just love your show”. They took the time to greet and talk to everyone as they came by. They kept it up for almost two hours. Signing the books, hats, money, a decoy duck and anything else put in front of them.
Felecia Dixon, from Brownsville, Tn wanted to know if Uncle Si really made the apron that Miss Kay had worn. Felecia, yes he did. Beth Hill, from  Cordova, Maryland, wanted to ask if any of the ladies wanted their men to shave. Missy was the only one . Miss Kay said she would be afraid that she committed  adultery if she woke up beside Phil without his beard.  Brandee Reedy, from Drummonds, brought her two daughters to meet the ladies and they enjoyed themselves.
The last item was signed at 12:45 p.m., last picture was taken a few minutes later. After a pit stop on the way out, they loaded up the motor coach and headed to Huntsville, Ala. They met more than 700 people, signed more than 250 books, and left a lot of smiles behind.

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