FLAT AND BEYOND
Memoirs by George Lester
SPUNKY FLAT AND BEYOND
Little House Outback 9-14-06
Random Childhood Thoughts 8-15-06
You Remember 7-1-06
Lost Hours 6-15-06
Horn of Plenty 6-1-06
Big Move 5-15-06
Upshur County Incident 2-1-06
Chilling Experience 12-1-05
from Peril 11-1-05
Louisiana Connection 10-15-05
with Alligators 10-1-05
"...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 8-15-05
Secret World 7-15-05
Shooting off fireworks one Fourth of July
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 4-20-05
and Hoot Gibson 3-12-05
Say Can You See 2-1-05
Reluctant Thespian 12-15-04
Lottie and the Tri-Motor Ford 12-1-04
the Radio 11-15-04
Missing Elvis 11-1-04
"Killer" Cows 10-27-04
Victory Lease 9-28-04
in the Thirties 9-16-04
Can Shinny 8-23-04
to School 8-17-04
from Heaven 7-29-04
Haunted Boots 7-8-04
Days in Spunky Flat - Leapiní Lizards and Doughboys in the Cotton
of the Oilwell 6-16-04
of Big Creek - A Mother's Wisdom 4-30-04
- 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 became. 2-17-04
- 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. 2-6-04
- "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 ..."
Grove - Helmet-less Football, Bone-chilling Movies, Short Boxing
Careers and Why Teachers Should Be Demanding
and Sam at the Fort Worth Frontier Centennial - Billy Rose,
Sally Rand's Nude Ranch and the 1936 Fort Worth Centennial
Real Privy - "... Dad stood there looking around without
saying anything but the expression on his face spoke volumes."
- "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."
Born. February 18, 1926 Vivian, Louisiana
Eureka School, Spunky Flat, Texas
Union Grove, High School, Gladewater, Texas
Left high school year before graduating to join Marines in WWII.
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
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
Father of two sons and a daughter.
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