SPRING BREAK, 1987 FEBRUARY 19, 2015 #1371

In 1987, I carried Greg Williams and Jason Daniels on a spring break camp out/fishing expedition to Red River but rain forced us to leave our first camp on dirt roads. We moved from the Chicota area to the Kiamichi River Bridge on Highway 109 in Oklahoma. From my ledger. Monday, March 16, 1987. A gravel road led from the highway down under the ancient bridge where we found a nice camping area. There was even a fish cleaning table with...

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Jots and Titles # 1370 by Eddie Trapp, February 12, 2015

From my ledger. February, Friday the thirteenth, 1987. Tommy Ingram told me he read in the paper it was the first time in history that Friday the thirteenth came on a Full Moon. I sorta doubt that. The guy that put it in the paper must have been confused. I took a day of personal leave from school today. Got to the Charleston Store at 8:30 and later went to Danny Daniels place north of Vasco to a switch cane thicket on the bank of old...

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Jots and Titles # 1369 by Eddie Trapp ,February 5, 2015

Recently I heard someone say that something “suited them to a T.” My little brain got to wondering where that phrase came from. Was it like a tight fitting T shirt? I just had to go to the trusty internet and found there are disagreements on the origin of the phrase. Some thought it was from the T shirt idea. Others said it came from a T square used to make perfect right angles. But, the majority agreed it was used as far back as...

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1942 Armadillo, 1987 Super Bowl, And Mongooses, January 29, 2015 # 1368

From my ledger. Tuesday, January 20, 1987. Rivercrest varsity came to town. Our girls won but the boys’ game had a few unusual circumstances. Bart Tatum got fouled and rolled around on the floor at the jump ball to start the game. Later in the game Bart broke for the goal on a fast break and bumped into an official. Bart yelled at him to get out of the way and got a technical. Jason Holcomb got mad about something and coach put in a...

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Walking To Charleston And Bad Dreams by Eddie Trapp, January 22, 2015

From my ledger back in 1986-1987. Tuesday, December 30, 1986. While out for the Christmas/New Year holidays several of us walked from my house on Highway 19 to Charleston. Our game was coons, crows, and coyotes. After hitting Brush Creek we traveled south toward South Sulphur. Our crew was Billy, Hunter, and Matt Poteet, Cade Alley, Larry Trapp, Greg Williams, and me. A coyote ran across the France Meadow but we couldn’t get a shot....

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