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The Good Parts

February 2024
1min read

Gene Smith (“The Last Rebel Ground,” April) is a BAD man! Here I was reading some interesting history and he mentions Jeeter Lester.

I looked up, and there was Ellie May standing before me. Grinning at me from above those rising beauties, and my mind was no longer my own. I had regressed to a fourteen-year-old with my copy of Erskine Caldwell’s latest paperback in my back pocket, all the “good” parts dog-eared and worn.

Ah well, they say that a dirty mind is a great comfort on a cold winter’s night. They’re right!

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