Browsing All posts tagged under »1970’s«

Private School(s) for Sinners Like Me Part 2

May 29, 2013


As the 1980’s got started, my comic book crime spree ended. I got busted by a grocery store manager, but not just any grocery store manager. No, I had the misfortune of getting caught in an act of shoplifting by a grocery store manager who also happened to be a fellow member of the Bastrop […]

Private School(s) for Sinners Like Me

May 23, 2013


I found myself in private school because I was a thief, a shoplifter to be exact. It started when I was very young, 8 or 9 nine years old I guess. I didn’t steal jewels or cash, I was a comic book thief. My grandmother shopped for groceries once a week at the same Safeway […]

Smells Like Home…

March 21, 2013


South Grand is one of my favorite streets. It winds along the sea wall and earthen levees fronting the Ouachita river, past some of the most expensive homes in the city and dilapidated crumbling houses – sitting right next to each other. There’s the old cemetery right in a bend of the river, I imagine […]

Misplaced Nostalgia

April 4, 2011


In the last seven days I’ve read and overheard a lot of people waxing nostalgically on and on about the old Howard Griffin building. Memories are nice, as a child who fondly remembers the old toy store; ‘Howard Griffin Land O Toys/Loads of Fun for Girls & Boys/Bring the Kids and Look Around/The Greatest Toy […]