Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cousin Robert

Kids growing up in North Louisiana during the Depression Era before the Second World War found interesting, inexpensive ways to entertain themselves. We boys tramped in the woods, playacted as soldiers and went skinny dipping. Most girls tended imaginary houses … Continue reading

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Objection, Your Honor

Harold had a very lucrative law practice. He dealt mostly in real estate matters and left the going to court on contested matters to others. He would on occasion appear before a judge to confirm a non-contested default judgment. Eventually … Continue reading

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Poky the Pimp

Walter A.”Poky” Bourg was a slimy little character who ran dingy bar rooms, whorehouses, and dispensed dope along Fourth Street on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Short, scrawny,  pasty-faced, Poky was a fast-talking character with oily black, stringy … Continue reading

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Nanny, grandmother to many of us kids, grew tomatoes and other lesser vegetables in her garden at The Big House, which sat on the banks of the Ouachita River on the outskirts of West Monroe, Louisiana. Her tomatoes were large … Continue reading

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