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Mr. Tom’s Banking Machine

Many years ago Mr. Tom’s clients included some interesting guys who drove flying machines for Capitol Airlines. When these pilots were home they mostly played golf, but they also found other ways to entertain themselves in their off time. Several … Continue reading

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MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

“I will pay you 25 cents an hour if you feel like you can keep up with the men in the field”, Uncle Big Buddy offered his seven-year old nephew. Thinking about how much 25 cents could buy in 1940, … Continue reading

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A Win at Any Cost

As Jerome F. McClusky Jr. entered Antoine’s restaurant for lunch this hot July day with his son Jerome the third and a potential client, his personal waiter, Arnard greeted them. “I see we are three for lunch today gentlemen. The … Continue reading

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SILK STOCKINGS FROM HEAVEN

Elmer Winnfield tramped in clod hopper shoes behind his mule, Old Gray, as they broke ground for spring planting. They worked plowing Elmer’s forty acres just north of Coushatta, Louisiana in Natchitoches Parish. Leather reins that connected him to Old … Continue reading

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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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