Kathy: I hope you don't mind me calling you Poppa, but if I called you Sheriff people might think I was talking to Kenni!
ES: Darlin', you can call me Sheriff, Tug, Poppa. I'll answer to anything. Once a Sheriff, always a Sheriff.
Kathy: What do you think of Kenni following your footsteps and becoming Sheriff?
ES: She'd gone off to that fancy college and I was for sure I'd lost her forever. When she came back to visit, she told me she was goin' in the field, I swear I walked around with my chest stuck out like a banty rooster. I was so proud. Now her mama, Viv, she about had a fit. Well, she did have a fit and it wasn't pretty.
Kathy: I'm sure you were surprised to die of a heart attack, but were you even more surprised to return as a ghost?
ES: You know, I wasn't shocked really. I didn't eat good. I rarely slept. The job is a lot of stress, but Kenni, she does pretty good with keeping it low-key. When I realized what my after life mission was, I love Kenni so much that I had to keep her safe. This afterlife gig is so much fun. No joke. I love scaring off would be criminals.
Kathy: Before you died did you believe in ghosts?
ES: Heck no. If someone told me what I'd be doing, I'd tell them to go hunt down their mind because they'd lost it.
Kathy: What's your favorite thing about being a ghost?
ES: Scaring people.
Kathy: What's the most difficult thing about being otherworldly?
ES: All that southern home cooking and being able to smell it without tasting it kills me.
Kathy: If you could give one piece of advice to the living, what would it be?
ES: Life life to the fullest and don't worry about regrets!