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FLAT AND BEYOND
Memoirs by George Lester
FLAT AND BEYOND
Little House Outback 9-14-06The
Random Childhood Thoughts 8-15-06The
You Remember 7-1-06The
Lost Hours 6-15-06The
Horn of Plenty 6-1-06The
Big Move 5-15-06Fractured
Upshur County Incident 2-1-06Uncle
Chilling Experience 12-1-05Mister
from Peril 11-1-05The
Louisiana Connection 10-15-05Dances
with Alligators 10-1-05Mr.
"...After many hours tending the crops under the hot central Texas
sun, the brief sojourn to the creek was a real treat..."
Sweet It Was 8-15-05Goodbye
Secret World 7-15-05BOOM!
Shooting off fireworks one Fourth of JulyAlma
Every school day in Spunky Flat was an adventure of sorts.
Walk in the Black Forest 6-1-05
Irony of It All 5-14-05
Field Trip 4-20-05Hamburgers
and Hoot Gibson 3-12-05Oh
Say Can You See 2-1-05Hunger
Reluctant Thespian 12-15-04
Lottie and the Tri-Motor Ford 12-1-04Watching
the Radio 11-15-04Just
Missing Elvis 11-1-04The
"Killer" Cows 10-27-04The
Victory Lease 9-28-04Football
in the Thirties 9-16-04The
Can Shinny 8-23-04Mules
to School 8-17-04The
from Heaven 7-29-04Bandmaster
Haunted Boots 7-8-04Radio
Days in Spunky Flat - Leapiní Lizards and Doughboys in the Cotton Patch 6-26-04
of the Oilwell 6-16-04Sausage
of Big Creek - A Mother's Wisdom 4-30-04The
- Under-age enlistment and WWII Marine boot camp. 4-1-04
Buick Pickup Truck - "The oil boom in west Texas played out in the thirties,
so many people started migrating back east again ..." 3-21-04
Bird of Texas - Until then we had only read about the explosion or heard it
chronicled by word of mouth numerous times. That day it became real. 3-7-04
Gospel According to Spunky Flat - The only way we got news and information
was by word-of-mouth. The more mouths passing it along, the more distorted it
- When we walked out of the store with our ice cream and not having to pay, I
thought that this credit thing was the most wonderful invention of all times.
- "Probably every boy has had a crush a girl who didn't even know he was
alive. It happened to me..." 1-12-04
at Spunky Flat or Little Schoolhouse in the Cotton Field
Movies in 1930s Marlin - "Our dad gave us each a quarter to spend on
our big "Saturday-go-to-town" day ..."Union
Grove - Helmet-less Football, Bone-chilling Movies, Short Boxing Careers and
Why Teachers Should Be DemandingGeorge
and Sam at the Fort Worth Frontier Centennial - Billy Rose, Sally Rand's Nude
Ranch and the 1936 Fort Worth CentennialA
Real Privy - "... Dad stood there looking around without saying anything
but the expression on his face spoke volumes."PREFACE
- "This is not my life story. It is only the time that is often referred
to as the "fleeting youth" of my days on earth."
February 18, 1926 Vivian, Louisiana
Eureka School, Spunky Flat, Texas
Union Grove, High School,
Left high school year before graduating to join Marines
After war worked for Civil Service at Red River Arsenal, New
Boston, Texas and Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. Total about 7 years.
Went into radio as announcer in 1953 until retirement in 1991.Worked in San
Antonio, Seattle, New Orleans, Omaha, and Houston among other cities.
Years of speaking ad-lib on radio seemed to help in creative writing style. Also
writing thousands of radio commercials.
Hobbies: Golf, singing, working
crossword puzzles, and playing with the computer.
Father of two sons
and a daughter.
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Kneeling: Eddie Lester, Deanne Lester (daughter of J.P. Lester Jr.),
Next row up: Ferell Lester (Ocee's wife) holding daughter
Rosalind, sister Maxine Deckard holding son "Speedy", Rose Lester (J.P Jr's wife),
sister Mary Lester.
Back row: Ocee Lester, J.P. Lester Jr. holding daughter
Kay, J.P. Lester Sr., Morris Lester