November Standouts

November Standouts

T’was a thin envelope that arrived at my house for the November bundle, but there were a couple of standouts, which I will talk about.

First of all in Peter Shaub’s The Pearl, No. 24 is the story of Jackie Welsh’s brush with Show Business. I can definitely identify with this, for I was a very young comedian and impressionist in my middle school days. Voice had changed, and I found that I could imitate many of the people on television. I got to meet a lot of Shiz people because of that. My wise mother decided I should not pursue the idea. I’m grateful to her for it. Jackie’s desire to be the star attraction in the three ring circus is very similar to the air I felt, so I really identify with her article “A Good Spark of Imagination.”

If I can make a connection between the two articles I like the best in the November bundle, I would say I really liked "Gene Autry‘s Cowboy Code," which was printed by Clarence Wolfshohl of the El Grito de Lobo Press. I’ve always been a sucker for a great cowboy movie or TV show. When I was younger, it was Roy Rogers. Gene Autry was cut from the same cloth as old Roy from Cincinnati. When a mega star like Audrey can influence little boys to behave, and take it seriously, then he has accomplished a great deal.

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